Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators

Contributors examine the politics of untenured writing program administrator appointments given the demands of writing program administration, and reconciles the tension between WPA position statements and current institutional practice.

Author: Debra Frank Dew

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Contributors examine the politics of untenured writing program administrator appointments given the demands of writing program administration, and reconciles the tension between WPA position statements and current institutional practice.

A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators

If you agree to do this, have clear expectations in place for how your work will be
valued (and see Fox and Malenczyk, this volume). Read Debra Frank Dew and
Alice Horning's Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators and ask
lots ...

Author: Rita Malenczyk

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602354357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Influenced by Erika Lindemann’s A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators delineates the major issues and questions in the field of writing program administration and provides readers new to that field with theoretical lenses through which to view those issues and questions. In brief and direct though not oversimplified chapters, A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators explains the historical and theoretical background of such concepts as “academic freedom,” “first-year composition,” “basic writing,” “writing across the curriculum,” “placement,” “ESL,” “general education,” and “transfer. ” Its thirty-nine contributors are seasoned writing program and center administrators who, in a range of voices, map the discipline of writing program administration and guide readers toward finding their own answers to solving problems at their own institutions.

WPA Writing Program Administration

offered at the associate level , junior faculty find such positions enticing , and
English departments and university administrators regularly launch young ,
untenured faculty into administrative space . Our goal is to identify and examine
critically ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067412679

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Roman Rhetoric

It publishes scholarship that carries on Professor Lauer ' s varied work in the
history of written rhetoric , disciplinarity in ... and Perils of Writing Program
Administration , edited by Theresa Enos and Shane Borrowman ( 2008 )
Untenured Faculty ...

Author: Richard Leo Enos

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082694541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Roman Rhetoric: Revolution and the Greek Influence reveals that while Romans did benefit from Athenian rhetoric, their own rhetoric was also influenced by later Greek and non-Hellenic cultures, particularly the Etruscan civilization that held hegemony over all of Italy for hundreds of years before Rome came to power. Through the examination of archaeological, epigraphical, historical and literary evidence, Roman Rhetoric reveals that the relationship between Greek and Roman rhetoric was dynamic, evolving, and socially interactive.

The Longman Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators

The most difficult part of being a WPA is combating those who have only scorn for
our enterprise , for that means assessing ... As the promised faculty shortage
emerges in the 1990s , untenured faculty should avoid becoming WPAs until their
 ...

Author: Irene Ward

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015069309154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Writing Ourselves Into the Story

At first reading , the article validated my recent experience ; I had just given up a
job as a WPA , a position that represented a worst - case scenario . I was WPA ,
but I was also the only untenured faculty member in a department of people who
 ...

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

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ISBN: UOM:39015029228916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The twenty-three selections in this volume are essays, research studies, and personal narratives by the "silent majority" in composition studies: teachers and researchers with viewpoints that Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan Hunter note are often voiced in private conversations but seldom printed in scholarly journals or aired at professional conferences. Rather than focusing on the traditional categories of pedagogy and research, Fontaine and Hunter organize the essays into four sections: the invisible pedagogue of the discipline, the model of power that dominates composition, the ever-present but seldom heard student voice, and other voices excluded from professional development in composition studies. Contributors discuss the barriers they face as teachers, of being overwhelmed by the reality of some of their students' lives. Essayists raise questions about teaching practices that are sometimes homophobic and the effects on gay and lesbian students of the canonization of mainstream heterosexual texts. They probe the exploitation of untenured, part-time faculty?"second-class professionals" whose work is not taken seriously by their colleagues.

Legal Writing

only $ 1 , 144 , and a faculty member teaching 80 students would earn a mere $
839 per student . ... are untenured faculty members on a tenure track whose
primary responsibility is directing the legal writing program . Eight are faculty
members with clinical tenure or on clinical tenure track . Seven are faculty
members or administrators whose primary responsibility is not the first - year
legal writing program ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063234939

Category: Law

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Revision

Explores the wide range of scholarship on revision while bringing new light to bear on enduring questions in composition and rhetoric.

Author: Alice Horning

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781932559774

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Explores the wide range of scholarship on revision while bringing new light to bear on enduring questions in composition and rhetoric.

Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession

Arguably , because there are so many “ stakeholders ” in writing programs , there
is much more at stake for the untenured WPA and her writing program than for
many other untenured faculty and their intellectual projects . SUPPORT FOR ...

Author: Virginia Anderson

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106018585031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Steps into the debate about how doctoral programs should prepare students for the profession.

The Writing Program Administrator as Researcher

During FSU ' s fiftieth anniversary celebration in 1997 , a faculty member put
together a panel of English alumni , which I ... The benign neglect that many first -
year writing programs experience with untenured or non - tenure track faculty (
often ...

Author: Shirley K. Rose

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UCSC:32106016116532

Category: Education

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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)

Administrative Problem solving for Writing Programs and Writing Centers

The department contends that writing program administration is a discipline
within English studies , and that what ... it will go to arbitration — any new faculty
member would , under the terms of the contract , have to be untenured when
hired .

Author: Linda Myers-Breslin

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106016093426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Addressing the issues and problems faced by writing program administrators (WPAs) and writing center directors (WCDs), and how they can most effectively resolve the political, pedagogical, and financial questions that arise, this book presents essays from experienced WPAs and WCDs at a wide variety of institutions that offer scenarios and case studies demonstrating the types of issues that these administrators have faced and their solutions. Covering a broad range of topics, the book will help both new and experienced WPAs and WCDs develop and maintain effective, efficient, and successful programs and centers. After a preface (by Douglas D. Hesse) and an introduction, essays in the book are (1) "In Pursuit of Competence: Preparing New Graduate Teaching Assistants for the Classroom" (Richard Bullock); (2) "Selecting and Training Undergraduate and Graduate Staffs in a Writing Lab" (Muriel Harris); (3) "The Problem Graduate Instructor" (Lynn Langer Meeks and Christine A. Hult); (4) "What Happens When Discourse Communities Collide? Portfolio Assessment and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty" (Allene Cooper, Martha Sipe, Teresa Dewey, and Stephanie Hunt); (5) "Introducing a Developmental Writing Program at a Small, Rural Two-Year College" (Paul Bodmer); (6) "Examining Our Assumptions as Gatekeepers: A Two-Year College Perspective" (Howard Tinberg); (7) "Mobilizing Human Resources to (Re)Form a Writing Program" (Louise Wetherbee Phelps); (8) "Writing Across the Curriculum" (Joan A. Mullin); (9) "Budgeting and Politics: Keeping the Writing Center Alive" (Linda S. Houston); (10) "From Virtual to Reality: Thinking about Technology and the Composition Program" (Deborah H. Holdstein); (11) "Computers in the Writing Center" (Sara E. Kimball); (12) "Productive Change in a Turbulent Atmosphere: Pipe Dream or Possibility?" (Rita Malenczyk); (13) "A New Millennium for the Writing Program: Introducing Authority and Change to Traditional Folks Who Employ Time-Worn Practices" (Ben W. McClelland); (14) "Running a Large Writing Program" (Linda Myers-Breslin); (15) "How WPAs Can Learn to Use Power to Their Own Advantage" (Barry M. Maid); (16) "How Can Physical Space and Administrative Structure Shape Writing Programs, Writing Centers, and WAC Projects?" (Carol Peterson Haviland and Edward M. White); (17) "Managing the Writing Center/Classroom Relationship" (Dave Healy); (18) "The WPA, the Composition Instructor, and Scholarship" (Lisa Gerrard); and (19) "Initiating a Peer Tutoring Program in a University Writing Center" (Robert S. Dornsife). Contains a 47-item list of suggested readings and an approximately 100-item list of works cited. (RS)

The Allyn Bacon Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators

The most difficult part of being a WPA is combating those who have only scorn for
our enterprise , for that means assessing ... As the promised faculty shortage
emerges in the 1990s , untenured faculty should avoid becoming WPAs until their
 ...

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.

Moving a Mountain

In 1982 , I became the Writing Program administrator ( WPA ) in the UALR
English department during my second year as an untenured assistant professor .
At that time almost all the fulltime faculty taught composition , usually comprising
half of ...

Author: Eileen E. Schell

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106016166602

Category: Education

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This book addresses the counterproductive conditions in which part-time and non-tenure-track composition faculty must teach, using case studies, local narratives, and models for ethical employment practices. It presents and evaluates a range of proactive strategies for change, both for local conditions and broader considerations. Section 1, Transforming the Cultural and Material Conditions of Contingent Writing Faculty: The Personal and the Institutional, includes the following 5 chapters: (1) "Shadows of the Mountain" (Chris M. Anson and Richard Jewell); (2) "Non-Tenure-Track Instructors at UALR: Breaking Rules, Splitting Departments" (Barry M. Maid); (3) "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: One Version of the 'Humane' Lectureship" (Eva Brumberger); (4) "The Material and the Cultural as Interconnected Texts: Revising Material Conditions for Part-Time Faculty at Syracuse University" (Carol Lipson and Molly Voorheis); and (5) "Trafficking in Freeway Flyers: (Re)Viewing Literacy, Working Conditions, and Quality Instruction" (Helen O'Grady). Section 2, Collectivity and Change in Non-Tenure-Track Employment: Collective Bargaining, Coalition Building, and Community Organizing, contains the following 6 chapters: (6) "The Real Scandal in Higher Education" (Walter Jacobsohn); (7) "Faculty at the Crossroads: Making the Part-Time Problem a Full-Time Focus" (Karen Thompson); (8) "How Did We Get in This Fix? A Personal Account of the Shift to a Part-Time Faculty in a Leading Two-Year College District" (John C. Lovas); (9) "A Place to Stand: The Role of Unions in the Development of Writing Programs" (Nicholas Tingle and Judy Kirscht); (10) "Same Struggle, Same Fight: A Case Study of University Students and Faculty United in Labor Activism" (Elana Peled, Diana Hines, Michael John Martin, Anne Stafford, Brian Strang, Mary Winegarden, and Melanie Wise); and (11) "Climbing a Mountain: An Adjunct Steering Committee Brings Change to Bowling Green State University's English Department" (Debra A. Benko). Section 3, Rethinking Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Roles and Rewards, contains the following 3 chapters: (12) "Distance Education: Political and Professional Agency for Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty, and GTAs" (Danielle DeVoss, Dawn Hayden, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Richard J. Selfe, Jr.); (13) "The Scholarship of Teaching: Contributions from Contingent Faculty" (Patricia Lambert Stock, Amanda Brown, David Franke, and John Starkweather); and (14) "What's the Bottom-Line? Literacy and Quality Education in the Twenty-First Century" (Eileen E. Schell). Contains over 800 references, including the appendix: "Select Bibliography: Contingent Labor Issues in Composition Studies and Higher Education" (Margaret M. Cunniffe and Eileen E. Schell), which consists of approximately 600 items. (EF)

Interanimating Voices

Theorizing the Turn Toward Reflective Writing in the Academy Margaret
Katherine Willard. English department faculty - administrators on the one hand ,
and the untenured writing program administrators of whose group I was the only
graduate ...

Author: Margaret Katherine Willard

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ISBN: UOM:39015041780340

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Kitchen Cooks Plate Twirlers Troubadours

It revealed , at least , the extent to which I had come to depersonalize my WPA
work , not just in writing , but in practice . As an untenured faculty member , how
could I claim authority for work which might simply be revoked two or three years
 ...

Author: Diana George

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106015914168

Category: Education

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Writing program administration requires a much greater multiplicity of tasks and interactions than other academic positions. To succeed, even to survive, administrators have to draw on everything they know, and they have to do so unexpectedly, at top speed, for high stakes-higher than just their own professional well-being. Like many good stories, this collection opens with origins. In Part I, the writers tell of personal histories that intersect with their professional lives and that help them define the job of writing program administrator. Part II presents the writing program within the context of institutional realities-first-year student orientation, TA rebellions, expected but unfunded programs. In Part III, these WPAs tell of projects that are interdisciplinary, of programs developed over time and in the spirit of collaboration, and of the changing demands that technology is placing on writing instruction. The collection closes with an essay on the importance of mentoring in our profession.

Pluralizing Plagiarism

Beyond the kind of work I did within my former institution , through faculty
development workshops and individual consultations , and beyond ... Adler -
Kassner is currently leading the Council of Writing Program Administrators '
Network for Media Action . ... public forums , whether we are simply unsure of the
steps that would take us beyond our own readership , or if untenured faculty find
little reward in ...

Author: Rebecca Moore Howard

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131790391

Category: Education

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The recent cases of Doris Kearns Goodwin and Kaavya Viswanathan demonstrate that plagiarism is a hot-button issue. It is also pervasive, occurring in universities, four-year colleges, community colleges, and secondary schools. In graduate programs, international classrooms, and multicultural classrooms. In writing centers and writing-across-the-curriculum programs. In scholarly publications and the popular media. How do we understand a literacy practice that is simultaneously so abhorred and so present in the lives of both beginning and advanced writers, students, and Pulitzer Prize winners? Pluralizing Plagiarism offers multiple answers to this question - answers that insist on taking into account the rhetorical situations in which plagiarism occurs. While most scholarly publications on plagiarism mirror mass media's attempts to reduce the issue to simple black-and-white statements, the contributors to Pluralizing Plagiarism recognize that it takes place not in universalized realms of good and bad, but in specific contexts in which students' cultural backgrounds often play a role. Teachers concerned about plagiarism can best address the issue in the classroom - especially the first-year composition classroom - as part of writing pedagogy and not just as a matter for punishment and prohibition. Pluralizing Plagiarism opens a productive dialogue about what is at stake in plagiarism - one that approaches the topic with students rather than for or about them. Leading the way toward curricular reform, its contributors take student work seriously and, therefore, encourage teachers to take student writing and learning seriously.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

The Dean works closely with the department chairs , the program directors and
reports to the Provost . ... in providing support to untenured faculty ; Interact with
students , faculty , college and university administrators , community members ,
and service providers in a variety of settings ; Provide leadership in program
areas such as academic advising ; testing ; writing programs ; general education ,
and ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030297855

Category: African Americans

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Beyond English Inc

In this period , the Writing Program lost a total of ten full - time , tenure - line
faculty who ranged from untenured to full professor . Male and gay faculty have
left in large numbers . Nonfaculty administrators . A nonfaculty staff , appointed
and ...

Author: David B. Downing

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015054265361

Category: Education

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This work intervenes in debates about the future of English studies as business interests reach deeper into the domains of higher education. The essays address historical and theoretical questions about the relationships among management pressures, disciplinarity, and curricula reform.

Gypsy Academics and Mother teachers

my exploration of women ' s involvement in contingent writing instruction in
chapters 1 through 3 and in light of the findings ... are more likely to be untenured
assistant professors , and are a smaller percentage of full - professors since
approximately “ 80 ... In addition , she found that women writing program
administrators “ are expected more than men to be program caretakers rather
than innovators ” ( p .

Author: Eileen E. Schell

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015047107324

Category: Social Science

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Eileen Schell investigates, from a feminist perspective, the complex reasons why women are disproportionately represented in the ranks of contingent writing faculty.

The Writing Program Administrator as Theorist

... own sake rather than for any particular practical application or solution to a
problem , is not without implications about class : Theory ... is increasingly being
done by an academic working class of untenured and part - time instructors and
teaching assistants , while the ... report ) argue for a richer understanding of
faculty work , redefining all aspects of it under the umbrella of scholarship , but
identifying ...

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.