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The Council of Writing Program Administrators offers a national network of scholarship and support for leaders of college and university writing programs.  Members include directors of first-year composition or undergraduate writing, WAC coordinators, writing center directors, department chairs, and so on.  Graduate students and faculty with professional interests in writing program administration are cordially invited to join.

Membership Benefits

  • Unrestricted access to WPA journal archives and job boards
  • A subscription to WPA: Writing Program Administration, a semi-annual refereed journal
  • Invitations to the annual WPA Summer Workshops and Conference
  • Invitations to submit papers for sessions that WPA sponsors at MLA and CCCC
  • Participation in the WPA Research Grants Program, which distributes several $1000 to $2000 awards
  • Invitations to the annual WPA  breakfast at CCCC
  • Information about the WPA Consultant-Evaluator program
  • Participation on WPA Committees and Task Forces

Membership Rates

  • Lifetime Membership GOLD: print journal, conference registration, and membership for life: $3,000
  • Lifetime Membership SILVER: print journal and membership for life: $1,500
  • Member Level 3 (income over $100,000): $150/year
    • Green option: $125*
  • Member Level 2 (income $40,000-$100,000): $100/year
    • Green option: $80*
  • Member Level 1 (income under $40,000): $55/year
    • Green option: $45*
  • Student Member: $30/year
    • Green option: $20*
  • Emeritus Member: $30/year
    • Green option: $20*
  • Institutional Membership (1 print journal to institution and 1 WPA membership, including journal): $250

*Green option - receives digital journal in lieu of print journal

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Library Subscriptions

Libraries may purchase subscriptions to the WPA Journal for $80/year.


If you have questions about the status of your WPA membership or are having trouble using this page, contact the CWPA Secretary, Kelly Blewett, at