Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators

logos, 235, 238, 251–252, 256–257, 267, 272, 274 Jaeger, Werner, 251
Janangelo, Joseph, 93, 133, 144 Jarausch, Konrad H., 138, 152 Jarratt, Susan,
160, 217 Jensen, Julie, 253 junior faculty writing program administrators, viii, ix, 4
–12, 20, ...

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

In general, WAC WPAs focus on faculty and faculty development (see Rutz and
Wilhoit, this volume); report to a higher level ... Read Debra Frank Dew and Alice
Horning's Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators and ask lots of ...

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.

Labored

Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators, edited by Debra Frank
Dew and Alice Horning, Parlor Press, 2007, pp. 279–91. Dew, Debra Frank, and
Alice Horning. Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators. Parlor
Press ...

Author: Randall McClure

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602358935

Category: Business & Economics

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Labored: The State(ment) and Future of Work in Composition, edited by Randall McClure, Dayna V. Goldstein, and Michael Pemberton, offers both a retrospective and a prospective look at the 1989 Statement of Principles and Standards for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing and its relation to the changing nature of work in composition. Stemming from an investigative project to strengthen the Statement with data culled from national reports on labor conditions, this collection draws on the expertise of scholars whose research agendas and lived experiences afford fresh insights and critical analyses on labor issues in composition and writing program administration.

A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators 2e

EVALUATION As a WPA, I wasn't responsible for overseeing evaluation of writing
program faculty; at the time, my ... All untenured faculty, tenure-line or not, full-
time or part-time, are evaluated yearly—classroom observations, student ...

Author: Rita Malenczyk

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602358492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators (2nd Edition) presents the major issues and questions in the field of writing program administration. The collection provides aspiring, new, and seasoned WPAs with the theoretical lenses, terminologies, historical contexts, and research they need to understand the nature, history, and complexities of their intellectual and administrative work.

The Writing Program Administrator s Resource

This dilemma shows up in the literature as a double-edged preoccupation with
authority, power, and ethos, particu larly as they affect untenured faculty and
women in WPA roles (see Note 13). Much of this work displays the dilemmas of ...

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.

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: IND:30000092484736

Category: English language

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Gender Roles and Faculty Lives in Rhetoric and Composition

6 HIRED , MALICE AFORETHOUGHT Nous burden of administration that writing
faculty do . ... remarked that she knew a lot of her experience as a writing
program administrator in college settings has been attributable to gender ,
although she wasn't ... And the fact that so many associated with a " position " are
male can put female program faculty — often untenured and thus less protective
of their time ...

Author: Theresa Enos

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809318717

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Enos describes and classifies narratives gathered from surveys, interviews, and campus visits and interweaves these narratives with statistical data gathered from national surveys that show gendered experiences in the profession. Enos discusses the ways in which these experiences affect the working conditions of writing teachers and administrators in various programs at different types of institutions.

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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Although the WPA's contribution to writing faculty development and curriculum development is widely recognized, less well-known is the important role research plays. The aim of this collection is to develop that understanding as well as help others identify additional opportunities for significant intellectual work. The essays in this collection describe inquiry that has been conducted by WPAs whose writing programs are the sites of both research and application. Part I describes and conceptualizes specific research projects conducted by WPAs, providing a detailed picture of the richness and complexity of administrative research. In Part II, the contributors raise and reflect on issues about WPA research in general, drawing on concrete experiences of particular WPAs and specific writing programs.

Fear Cultural Anxiety and Transformation

Shane Borrowman is an assistant professor of English at the University of
Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in ... on the perils of writing program
administration for untenured faculty, and a collection on technologies that
affected writing ...

Author: Scott A. Lukas

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461633433

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the compulsion of filmmakers to revisit issues concerning fear and anxiety, this collection ends with a suggestion that repeated confrontation with these issues allows the opportunity for creative and positive transformation.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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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)

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041780340

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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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063234939

Category: Law

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Kitchen Cooks Plate Twirlers Troubadours

Writing Program Administrators Tell Their Stories Diana George. Writing Program
Administration and ... As an untenured faculty member , how could I claim
authority for work which might simply be revoked two or three years down the line
?

Author: Diana George

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106015914168

Category: Education

Page: 184

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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.

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.

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)