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Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM to Announcements. Comments: 0   
Submit a Proposal for WPA 2011: Frameworks for Success

In the midst of our busy everyday lives, sometimes it's challenging to find a quiet place to contemplate with friends our directions and opportunities. It can be especially daunting to find time to reflect on the successful features of our courses and programs. We hope that the 2011 CWPA conference will offer opportunities to share current successes and plan for future ones.

CWPA is eager to welcome the voices of people who participate in "writing program administration" writ large and who engage in myriad ways in the work associated with it. This could include work with writing centers; multiple sections or instructors of writing courses; work with community writing programs; course and program assessment; considering how to effectively make connections with others in the classroom, on campus, and beyond; or any other work that is related to writing instruction or program direction.

We invite four types of proposals to foster conversation that will bring together the multiple and varied voices of those with an interest in developing and directing writing programs. These voices include writing instructors (part- or full-time, graduate or lecturer, tenure-track or tenured); two- and four-year instructors; department chairs; writing center directors; directors of WAC and WID programs; institutional researchers; teaching and learning center directors, and others. These are:

  • 6-minute individual presentations: Conversation Starters
  • 10-minute individual presentations: Extended discussions
  • Full sessions: Panel discussions (75 minutes total)
  • Mentoring Project Sessions

Please review the information here about the different session types on the complete CFP, then proceed to Instructions for Submitting Your Proposal to WPA 2011 to submit one or more proposals.

Submitting Your Proposal

If you're ready to submit a proposal, go to Instructions for Submitting Your Proposal to WPA 2011

We look forward to receiving a variety of lively, engaging submissions from a range of participants, and to a fantastic conference!

Questions about proposal formats or CWPA 2011 should be directed to Duane Roen or Linda Adler-Kassner, conference co-chairs, and/or Irv Peckham or James McDonald, local co-chairs. Questions about mentoring project sessions should be sent to Joe Janangelo.

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