News & Announcements
BASIC WRITING PROGRAM, University of California, San Diego
The Division of Arts & Humanities, at UC San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position(s) in Basic Writing (basicwriting.ucsd.edu). Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. Positions available beginning the 2016/2017 academic year.
As an encore performance, the CCCC Committee on the Status of Graduate Students (SOGS) and WPA-GO are co-sponsoring Mentoring @ Cs (M@Cs) in Houston, Texas! We welcome mentees and mentors with a wide range of interests within rhetoric and composition. Mentors and mentees will meet at the conference to chat over free food and drinks (at an evening social and/or a light breakfast) and/or attend a session of mutual interest.
In July 2016, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Graduate Committee (GC) will say goodbye to members Logan Bearden (Florida State University), Christina LaVecchia (University of Cincinnati), and current Chair, Kat Daily O'Meara (Arizona State University).
Please see the attached call for a new editorial team for WPA: Writing Program Administration. The term of our current, amazing editorial team (Barb L’Eplattenier, Lisa Mastrangelo, and Sherry Rankins-Robertson) will expire in Spring 2017, so Rita Malenczyk is heading the search committee for a new editor (or editors) in her capacity as chair of the Publications Committee.
For an edited collection, “Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice,” we seek chapter proposals that revisit the practice of peer review. Broadly defined as students responding to each other’s writing, peer review has been a foundational practice since its adoption from the process movement in the 1960s. Though a mainstay of the writing classroom, peer review still poses many unanswered questions for instructors.
Merit Awards ($100 each)
These awards are given to papers that make a significant contribution to the WPA profession and to writing programs and classrooms. They are determined by readers’ scores as demonstrating attention to the following criteria listed on the CFP:
Call for Applications: 2016 CCCC Graduate Student Travel Grants due 1/22