The keynote speakers for WPA 2011 are Chuck Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara; Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt, Yakima Valley Community College; and Barbara Cambridge, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
We realize that the fall term is quickly coming to an end, but we hope that you will take a few minutes to fill out a short questionnaire about basic writing at your institution. The current survey is a streamlined version of an earlier one on CompPile. The new survey is available on Survey Monkey and contains only 10 questions. You can access the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xHqm3g7tYx7ildvliwJMMg_3d_3d.
If you are interested in different approaches toward writing issues and want to see our Writing with New Media final project, you should watch 'I hate writing' video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvIYAcUGJDU. Understanding I-HATE-WRITES can help with your every day writing isses that you may encounter. Feel free to use it in your classroom!
Please take a look at the CBW National Survey of Basic Writing Programs, now available at http://comppile.org/cbw. The survey, sponsored by the Conference on Basic Writing and put into web-based format by Glenn Blalock, is intended to gather information nationwide about Basic Writing programs, policies, teaching practices, demographics, and the effects of state and local legislation on them. The initial survey results will be presented at the CBW workshop at CCCC in San Francisco in March 2009.