CWPA Statement on Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment in which WPAs, the instructors in the programs they direct, and the students in those programs can continue to thrive and learn. Consequently, we are committed to explicitly acting against any programs, policies, or other structures in society and schools that produce inequality, division, exclusion, or unfair advantage to any one group by luck of birth.

2011 WPA Summer Conference in Baton Rouge

Now is the time to mark your calendars for CWPA's 2011 summer events in Baton Rouge:


Workshop: July 10-13, 2011 (facilitated by Bud Weiser and Shirley Rose)

Institutes: July 14, 2011 (topics to be announced later)

Conference: July 14-17, 2011 (Theme: Frameworks for Success)

Irv Peckham (LSU) and Jim McDonald (University of Louisiana-Lafayette), the local hosts, have found a lovely site near the LSU campus for the events.


Also, I'll remind everyone of the future locations:

WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action (July 15-18 in Philadelphia) - Ready for Proposals!!

WPA 2010 is ready for your proposals, and conference registration is open! Visit the conference home page: http://www.drexel.edu/wpa2010/ for full details on how to submit proposals and/or to register. See you in Philadelphia!

Carnegie Mellon Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor positions

The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University is hiring three new Visiting Assistant Teaching Professors to begin in F18. The three positions are closely related but distinct and are designed to target gaps in our current expertise in the First-Year Writing Program. Candidates should apply via Interfolio (links below) by May 12th for full consideration:

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Director of College Writing - Flagler College

Flagler College invites applications for a Director of College Writing position.  Flagler has strong existing courses in First Year Composition focused on academic writing (evidence-based argument), and an established peer and Instructor writing tutoring program, run through its Learning Resource Center.  We are looking for someone to unify the culture of writing at the college through oversight of these existing dimensions of college writing, but also to continue to grow that culture by developing and promoting best practices for academic writing across the college (a Unified Writing Curri

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