The Writing Program Administrator s Resource

Readers will find an invaluable collection of articles in this volume, addressing fundamental practices and issues encountered by WPAs in their workplace settings and focusing on the hows and whys of writing program administration.

Author: Stuart C. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135648855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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The role of the writing program administrator is one of diverse activities and challenges, and preparation for the position has traditionally come through performing the job itself. As a result, uninitiated WPAs often find themselves struggling to manage the various requirements and demands of the position, and even experienced WPAs often encounter situations on which they need advice. The Writing Program Administrator's Resource has been developed to address the needs of all WPAs, regardless of background or experience. It provides practical, applicable tools to effectively address the differing and sometimes competing roles in which WPAs find themselves. Readers will find an invaluable collection of articles in this volume, addressing fundamental practices and issues encountered by WPAs in their workplace settings and focusing on the hows and whys of writing program administration. With formal preparation and training only now beginning to catch up to the very real needs of the WPA, this volume offers guidance and support from authoritative and experienced sources--educators who have established the definitions and standards of the position; who have run into obstacles and surmounted them; and who have not just survived but thrived in their roles as WPAs. Editors Stuart C. Brown and Theresa Enos contribute their own experience and bring together the voices of their colleagues to delineate the intellectual scope and practices of writing program administration as an emerging discipline. Established and esteemed leaders in the field offer insights, advice, and plans of action for the myriad scenarios encountered in the position, encouraging WPAs and helping them to realize that they often know more than they think they do. This resource is required reading for the new WPA, and an essential reference for all who serve in the WPA role. As a guidebook for WPAs, it is destined to become a fixture on the desk of every educator involved with or interested in administrating writing programs, writing centers, and writing-across-the-curriculum efforts.

The Promise and Perils of Writing Program Administration

Combining formal quantitative research with narrative-based scholarship, THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION represents multiple voices from faculty balancing between the demands of teaching, writing, and administering ...

Author: Theresa Enos

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350526

Category: Education

Page: 372

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Combining formal quantitative research with narrative-based scholarship, THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION represents multiple voices from faculty balancing between the demands of teaching, writing, and administering writing programs in professional, ethical ways-often under circumstances that can be defined, at best, as difficult. In these pages, junior faculty tell their stories of triumph and trauma, while more firmly established composition scholars reflect upon the changing and challenging profession we all share.

WPA Writing Program Administration

Systems Inquiry and Its Application in Education . ” Handbook of ... Silva and
Matsuda , On Second Language Writing 161-172 . Bertalanffy ... The Writing
Program Administrator's Resource : A Guide to Reflective Institutional Practice .
Mahwah ...

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ISBN: IND:30000125135685

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The Longman Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators

The book is also intended for graduate-level courses in writing program administration, serving as an introduction to the theory, issues, and practical problems of writing program administration.

Author: Irene Ward

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015069309154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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The Longman Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators serves as a reference work and handbook for those charged with administering writing programs at colleges and universities. Both English Department Chairpersons and Directors of Writing Programs will find this an essential resource. The book is also intended for graduate-level courses in writing program administration, serving as an introduction to the theory, issues, and practical problems of writing program administration.

The Writing Program Administrator as Theorist

So , up to this point , I haven ' t talked to them about this , nor have I talked to the
upper administrators about the role I see for ... That is , since the other pieces are
in place , I ' m going to try to hatch a plan to get more resources for the IR piece .

Author: Shirley K. Rose

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016122001

Category: Education

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The work of Writing Program Administration, however, overturns that perception, for it demands that theory be integrated within everyday decision-making.

Everyday Writing Center

In The Writing Program Administrators ' Resource : a Guide to Reflective
Institutional Practice . S . Brown and Teresa Enos Eds . Mahwah : Erlbaum .
Prisoners Of Time , Report of the National Education Commission on Time and
Learning .

Author: Anne Ellen Geller

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: 0874216567

Category: Education

Page: 151

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In a landmark collaboration, five co-authors develop a theme of ordinary disruptions ("the everyday") as a source of provocative learning moments that can liberate both student writers and writing center staff. At the same time, the authors parlay Etienne Wenger’s concept of "community of practice" into an ethos of a dynamic, learner-centered pedagogy that is especially well-suited to the peculiar teaching situation of the writing center. They push themselves and their field toward deeper, more significant research, more self-conscious teaching.

Landmark Essays on Writing Program Administration

This Landmark volume is the cornerstone resource for new Writing Program Administrators and graduate students seeking an ever-important overview of the literature on Writing Program Administration.

Author: Kelly Ritter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138715352

Category: English language

Page: 350

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Leading with the provocative observation that writing programs administration lacks ¿an established set of texts that provides a baseline of shared knowledge . . . in which to root our ongoing conversations and with which to welcome newcomers,¿ Landmark Essays on Writing Program Administration focuses on WPA identity to propose one such grouping of texts. This Landmark volume is the cornerstone resource for new Writing Program Administrators and graduate students seeking an ever-important overview of the literature on Writing Program Administration. Drawing broadly across scholarship in writing programs and writing centers, Ritter and Ianetta work to historicize, theorize, and problematize the ever-shifting answers offered to the question: Who¿or what¿is a WPA?

Retention Persistence and Writing Programs

From scholars working in a variety of institutional and geographic contexts and with a wide range of student populations, Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs offers perspectives on how writing programs can support or hinder ...

Author: Todd Ruecker

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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From scholars working in a variety of institutional and geographic contexts and with a wide range of student populations, Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs offers perspectives on how writing programs can support or hinder students’ transitions to college. The contributors present individual and program case studies, student surveys, a wealth of institutional retention data, and critical policy analysis. Rates of student retention in higher education are a widely acknowledged problem: although approximately 66 percent of high school graduates begin college, of those who attend public four-year institutions, only about 80 percent return the following year, with 58 percent graduating within six years. At public two-year institutions, only 60 percent of students return, and fewer than a third graduate within three years. Less commonly known is the crucial effect of writing courses on these statistics. First-year writing is a course that virtually all students have to take; thus, writing programs are well-positioned to contribute to larger institutional conversations regarding retention and persistence and should offer themselves as much-needed sites for advocacy, research, and curricular innovation. Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs is a timely resource for writing program administrators as well as for new writing teachers, advisors, administrators, and state boards of education. Contributors: Matthew Bridgewater, ​Cristine Busser, Beth Buyserie, Polina Chemishanova, ​Michael Day, ​Bruce Feinstein, ​Patricia Freitag Ericsson, ​Nathan Garrett, ​Joanne Baird Giordano, ​Tawanda Gipson, ​Sarah E. Harris, Mark Hartlaub, ​Holly Hassel, ​Jennifer Heinert, ​Ashley J. Holmes, ​Rita Malenczyk, ​Christopher P. Parker, ​Cassandra Phillips, ​Anna Plemons, ​Pegeen Reichert Powell, ​Marc Scott, Robin Snead, ​Sarah Elizabeth Snyder, ​Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, ​Susan Wolff Murphy

Administration and Supervision of the Reading writing Program

Curriculum and Instruction The interweaving of curriculum and instruction form
the core of the reading / writing program . ... for ample deployment of resources in
both classrooms and the media center , administrators must decide the optimum
 ...

Author: Marguerite C. Radencich

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015031820858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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This practical, up-to-date guide to effectively managing the many facets of a reading/writing program helps school-based administrators and district supervisors deal with the increasing demands they face daily. From creating a literacy philosophy to developing a multidimensional assessment program, the book touches on virtually every major responsibility and issue supervisors and administrators are likely to confront. It addresses the specific needs of the district role and the school-based role, as well as the areas pertinent to both. And it includes cutting edge issues such as flexible grouping, censorship, whole language, controversial materials, and services for special needs students. The book is complete with practical guidelines, extensive resources, and specific examples applicable to elementary, middle, and high school programs. Specific procedures for many processes are provided, including selecting textbooks and nonprint materials, implementing change, conducting classroom demonstrations, and developing staff. Also included are descriptions of key studies and reference literature, sample forms, lists of publishers (including those that publish student writing), a text friendliness checklist, and resource lists for professionals, parents, and students. K-12 reading and writing program supervisors and administrators. A Longwood Professional Book

The WPA Outcomes Statement a Decade Later

The collection explores programmatic issues that may result from its implementation and corresponding assessment strategies for measuring its impact on student learning.

Author: Nicholas Behm

Publisher:

ISBN: 1602352976

Category: Education

Page: 327

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WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION Series Editors: SUSAN H. MCLEOD and MARGOT SOVEN THE WPA OUTCOMES STATEMENT-A DECADE LATER addresses the national and global dispersion and influence of the Council of Writing Program Administrators' Outcomes Statement ten years after its adoption and publication. Relating how the Outcomes Statement informs the work of writing programs, writing centers, and English departments, the essays demonstrate the significant influence of the Outcomes Statement in and across institutions in various institutional categories. The WPA Outcomes Statement-A Decade Later contributes to the scholarly conversation by discussing relevant issues of assessment and accountability in institutional contexts. Edited by NICHOLAS N. BEHM, GREGORY R. GLAU, DEBORAH H. HOLDSTEIN, DUANE ROEN, and EDWARD M. WHITE, the collection also interrogates the politics that may pervade writing programs as writing program administrators attempt to adapt the Outcomes Statement to suit local institutional contexts, implement the revised outcomes, and develop curricula that support and manifest those outcomes. The collection explores programmatic issues that may result from its implementation and corresponding assessment strategies for measuring its impact on student learning. THE WPA OUTCOMES STATEMENT-A DECADE Later serves as an informative resource for former, current, and future writing program administrators, scholars within composition studies and writing program administration, and other stakeholders concerned about writing programs, writing assessment, and the teaching of writing. Contributors include Linda Adler-Kassner, Paul Anderson, Chris M. Anson, Darsie Bowden, Lizbeth A. Bryant, Micheal Callaway, Barbara J. D'Angelo, Debra Frank Dew, J. S. Dunn, Jr., Heidi Estrem, Justin Everett, Sarah Fabian, Suzanne Gray, Morgan Gresham, Teresa Grettano, Kimberly Harrison, Judy Holiday, Rebecca Ingalls, Emily Isaacs, Craig Jacobsen, Melinda Knight, Hava Levitt-Phillips, Barry M. Maid, Paul Kei Matsuda, Susan Miller-Cochran, Karen Bishop Morris, Tracy Ann Morse, Wendy Olson, Kimberly Coupe Pavlock, Deirdre Pettipiece, Sherry Rankins-Robertson, Shelley Rodrigo, Ryan Skinnell, Sarah Soebbing, Doug Sweet, Susan Thomas, Martha Townsend, Stephen Wilhoit, and Kathleen Blake Yancey.

The Writing Program Administrator as Researcher

From the published case , we do not see Bishop engaged so much in
constructing her own position as WPA in these terms , but ... at other times , are
positioned as the resources to be organized and used by administration to get
things done .

Author: Shirley K. Rose

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UCSC:32106016116532

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This collection of essays discusses writing program administrators' (WPAs') research. The essays pose several questions to characterize WPAs' research practices: "What is WPA research? What characterizes WPA research and the sites of WPA inquiry?"; and "What values guide WPA research?" The 14 chapters are divided into 2 parts, "Writing Program Administrators' Inquiry in Action" and "Writing Program Administrators' Inquiry in Reflection." Part 1 exemplifies WPA research by describing and conceptualizing specific research projects conducted as part of WPA responsibilities, and thereby provides a detailed picture of administrative research. Part 2 then draws on the concrete experiences of particular WPAs and particular writing programs, raising and reflecting on issues about WPA research in general. Each chapter demonstrates that WPAs' inquiry is characterized by a recursive interplay between reflection and action. Some of the many topics addressed in the book include diverse research methodologies for diverse audiences, feminist methods, conflicts between teaching and assessing writing, outcomes assessment research as a teaching tool, the contributions of sociolinguistic profiling, assessing teacher preparation programs, reflective essays, local research and curriculum development, enabling research in the writing program archives, WPAs as historians, historical work on WPAs, the role of research in writing programs, and postmodern mapping. (RJM)

A Guide to Professional Development for Graduate Students in English

The Writing Program Administrator's Resource : A Guide to Reflective Institutional
Practice . Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum , 2002 . George , Diana , ed . Kitchen
Cooks , Plate Twirlers & Troubadours : Writing Program Administrators Tell ...

Author: Cindy Moore

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106018885803

Category: Business & Economics

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The Allyn Bacon Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators

overly military and Machiavellian , you are either new to administration , or you
act instinctively in ways that you prefer not to recognize . THE ENEMIES OF
WRITING PROGRAMS We can divide the enemies of writing programs into two
groups : the natural antagonists of any program that uses scarce resources ( that
is to say , any department or school that does not see writing as essential to its
own ...

Author: Irene Ward

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015049624599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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The Allyn & Bacon Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators offers essential advice for the novice, the experienced, or the returning Writing Program Administrator. Provides eleven original works by nationally known writing program directors plus reprints of ground-breaking articles from journals like ADE Bulletin, College English and WPA: Writing Program Administrator. Many of the chapters have extensive bibliographies and help with such issues as teacher training and professional development, curriculum and assessment, and promotion and professional issues. Other chapters are focused on advice for planning a career and flourishing as an administrator. An extensive section of appendices collects the major professional statements pertaining to writing program administration: including statements about standards for teaching, working conditions, and much more. For anyone interested in writing program administration.

The Writer s Resource

The Watson-Guptill Guide to Workshops, Conferences, Artists' Colonies,
Academic Programs David Emblidge, Barbara Zheutlin ... are likely to have
handicapped - accessible facilities , but still the specific rooms used for the
writing program may be difficult to reach . ... we read brochures , catalogues and
application forms ; we spoke to participants in some programs ; we contacted arts
administrators in ...

Author: David Emblidge

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002915677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Creative writers--in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, journalism, and many other genres--can easily choose a writing program to suit their needs thanks to the help of this resource. With humor and insight, this affordable, comprehensive guide helps the writer find the perfect program, no matter what the area of interest or expertise. 31 halftones and 17 illustrations.

Blurring Boundaries

Developing Writers, Researchers and Teachers : a Tribute to William L. Smith
William L. Smith Peggy O'Neill ... The placement of students into a writing
program ' s first - year composition sequence continues to be a concern of writing
program administrators ... at http : / / lists . asu . edu / archives / wpa - 1 . html and
chapters in books such as The Writing Program Administrator ' s Resource (
Brown & Enos ...

Author: William L. Smith

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015069360439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 379

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Brings together scholars from various disciplines, institutions, methodologies and genres, who are interested in writing and preparing teachers and researchers of writing. This book covers, topics such as writing assessment, teaching writing and teacher preparation, graduate education, electronic technologies, community literacy, and more.

The School Administrator s Resource Guide

This chapter provides reports , studies , and journal articles designed to aid the
school administrator in communicating with ... reporting special programs to local
newspapers , writing a monthly educational column for the newspaper , making ...

Author: Katherine Clay

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015064417523

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Discord And Direction

The Writing Program Administrator's Resource : A Guide for Reflective
Institutional Practice . Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum . Bruce , Bertram C. , Joy
Kreeft Peyton , and Trent Batson . 1993. Network - Based Classrooms : Promises
and ...

Author: Sharon James Mcgee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064943916

Category: Education

Page: 222

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"The collection further argues that postmodernism offers a useful lens through which to understand the work of WPAs and to examine the discordant cultural and institutional issues that shape their work. Each chapter tackles a problem local to its author's writing program or experience as a WPA, and each responds to existing discord in creative ways that move toward rebuilding and redirection."--Jacket.

The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing

The Instructor's Resource Manual integrates emphases for meeting the Writing
Program Administrators guidelines for outcome goals in first-year composition
courses. It continues to offer detailed teaching suggestions to help both
experienced ...

Author: John D. Ramage

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321291522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing will help you acquire the critical thinking, writing, and research skills you'll need to do well in your composition course. It offers balanced coverage of academic writing and personal and narrative forms for professionals wishing to improve their writing skills.

Instructor s Resource Manual to Accompany Ramage Bean Johnson the Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing

An Introduction to The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing and The WPA Outcomes
Statement for First - Year Composition ' This portion of the manual addresses the
Council of Writing Program Administrators ' Outcomes Statement for First - Year ...

Author: Susanmarie Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 0321108922

Category: English language

Page: 304

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Instructor s Resource Manual

Theory and practice of teaching writing at the lower - division level . WPA : Writing
Program Administration . Logan , UT : Council of Writing Program Administrators .
Program administration , teaching composition , and bibliographies of ...

Author: Gerry McBroom

Publisher:

ISBN: 0395599628

Category:

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