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Fall Conference CFP and Registration

13th Annual Fall Conference 

Registration is Open!

September 12 – 14, 2016 | Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC (Directions)

Call for Proposals – “Taking Action in the Carolinas”

*Proposal deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 

Carolinas Writing Program of Administrators is accepting proposals for its Thirteenth Annual Fall Conference at Wildacres.

 

Conference Theme and Design. This year we focus on ways we can take action—as instructors, WPAs, advocates for students, etc. We encourage proposals that once again focus on ways we are responding to working conditions at a state, regional, or local level; however, we are especially interested in proposals that share ways change is happening within these contexts. Projects in different stages—from manuscript-ready to collected raw data to seeds of ideas—are welcome. We ask that you identify how you will engage your Wildacres audience in helping you advance this project. Be prepared to discuss your work without AV equipment (Internet is very limited and we may not have access to projectors).

 

We will organize small breakout groups based on proposals so those presenting can work through their questions with attendees. Michelle LaFrance from George Mason University will provide a brief keynote address and facilitate a writing workshop that helps us to further consider ways we can take action.

 

Conference Schedule and Format. The format of the conference will encourage full engagement of participants from a broad variety of institutions and programs. We will mix small, working group discussions with larger presentations/conversations about the work we do and the conditions of that work. Proposals will be accepted pending space.

 

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator – Michelle LaFrance, George Mason University

Michelle LaFrance (Ph.D., University of Washington, 2009) directs the Writing Across the Curriculum program and teaches courses on writing, composition pedagogy, Writing Studies and research methodologies. Michelle has published on institutional ethnography, e-portfolios, e-research, and writing center pedagogy. Her latest publications explore the relationships between institutional discourse and the material conditions of teaching, especially how the work/teaching practices of staff and faculty in writing programs take shape.

 

The conference will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 12, and will conclude at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 14.

 

Proposals. We invite proposals from individuals or groups from schools across the Carolinas. Each proposal should be no more than 700 words and should contain the following:

  • One paragraph that describes a project you are currently working on or one you envision
  • One paragraph about your intended audience
  • A sentence or two about how the writing workshop might advance your project.

 

Provide the names and contact information (email, phone, professional affiliation) for each person associated with your proposal. Be sure to title your proposal and submit it via email to Tracy Ann Morse (morset@ecu.edu) and Collie Fulford (cfulfor1@nccu.edu) by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

 

Titles and authors of accepted proposals will be included on the conference schedule as formal presentations or contributions. We hope this will open up travel funding from the institutions for all presenters. NOTE: You do not need to present to attend the conference, but if presenting will help you secure funding, we hope you will consider submitting a proposal either individually or with colleagues from your institution or other institutions.

 

Registration and Cost. The registration price of $185.00 includes lodging and five meals at Wildacres, as well as all conference materials. Registration is open. The registration deadline is September 5 with no refunds after September 2. Prior to September 2, you may cancel and receive a full refund.

 

Questions or Comments? Contact Tracy Ann Morse at morset@ecu.edu.

Wildacres 2016 – September 12-14

As you are planning and scheduling your Fall calendars, please mark September 12-14 for our 13th annual Fall Conference/Retreat.

 

We will once again be congregating at Wildacres starting with check-in from 4-5:30pm on Monday, September 12 and ending around 10am on Wednesday September 14.

 

More details will be forthcoming including a call for round table topics. Our theme will be “Taking Action in the Carolinas” and I hope to have some time set aside for reports from schools/programs/individuals regarding current relevant situations in our states.

 

Stay tuned,

Tracy Ann Morse

President, Carolinas WPA

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Board Election Results – 2015

Please join me in congratulating our new Executive Board members:

At-Large Position: South Carolina Representative

Kevin Brock,  University of South Carolina

At-Large Position: North Carolina Representative

Robin Snead, University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Thank you to all who were willing to serve in these positions. And, a special thank you for their service to Carolinas WPA to Chris Warnick and Paula Patch who will be moving off the board.

Happy Holidays!

Tracy Ann Morse, PhD

President, CarolinasWPA

Call for Nominations: Executive Board At-Large Members

The Executive Board invites nominations for two positions: At-Large South Carolina Representative and At-Large North Carolina Representative.

 

The Carolinas WPA serves as an affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. All Executive Board members should be members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (or be willing to obtain such membership upon election to the board).

 

Nomination Process

To nominate someone or yourself, please review the open positions below. You may nominate someone with their permission for any of the positions listed below. You may, of course, nominate yourself for one of the available positions. Please note that those nominated will be asked to submit a brief biographical statement before being included on the ballot. Those newly elected are expected to attend our “Meeting in the Middle” (the meeting we have each February at UNC Charlotte).

 

Please send an email indicating clearly the person’s name, status at their institution (Assistant Professor, Doctoral Student, etc.), their affiliation, and the position for which you are nominating. The nominating person should include a very brief paragraph as to why this person might be a good fit for the board/position and for the organization.

 

Once the deadline for nominations has expired, the board will develop a ballot to be sent via the CarolinasWPA Listserv where all who are subscribed to the CarolinasWPA list will have an opportunity to vote on the candidates nominated for each position. Once the voting has ended and the votes have been verified, the Executive Board will announce the new board members and their respective positions.

 

Please send all nominations to Tracy Ann Morse (morset@ecu.edu) no later than Monday, November 30, 2015.

 

* Online voting ballots will be available approximately December 7 with voting ending on December 18.

 

Open Positions

1) At-Large Position: South Carolina Representative

 

This person will serve a term of two years in this role: January 1, 2016–January 1, 2018.

 

At-Large positions on the board serve multiple purposes. One is to ensure representation from both states (NC/SC). Another is to conduct out-reach within the representative state to recruit other members from NC/SC and community colleges. At-Large positions help to organize both the Meeting in the Middle and the Annual Fall Retreat. At-Large positions are directly responsible for managing or otherwise putting together panels for conferences like SAMLA, TYCA, NCETA and/or NCEI. They may contribute in other ways as initiatives arise.

 

2) At-Large Position: North Carolina Representative

 

This person will serve a term of two years in this role: January 1, 2016–January 1, 2018.

 

At-Large positions on the board serve multiple purposes. One is to ensure representation from both states (NC/SC). Another is to conduct out-reach within the representative state to recruit other members from NC/SC and community colleges. At-Large positions help to organize both the Meeting in the Middle and the Annual Fall Retreat. At-Large positions are responsible for managing or otherwise putting together panels for conferences like SAMLA, TYCA, NCETA and/or NCEI. They may contribute in other ways as initiatives arise.