Seventh Annual Meeting in the Middle
Friday, February 22, 2013
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
UNC Charlotte Center City Building, Room 905-906
320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Theme: Advocacy in Composition Studies
Dr. Wray teaches courses in “History of the English Language and the Teaching of Writing” (linguistics and writing pedagogy for teaching licensure students earning a literature or creative writing degree), “Foundations of Academic Writing” (first year writing), “Professional Writing,” creative nonfiction workshops, as well as social activism rhetorics and literature. In all the courses she teaches, students can expect to talk and think critically about intersecting structures of oppression including racism, homophobia, sexism, and classism.
9:30 am: Meet and Greet (coffee and pastry)
10:00 am: Welcome/ Agenda/Announcements
10:15am: Dr. Amanda Wray Featured Presentation, UNC Asheville
“Storytelling as Advocacy Work: A Critical Dialogue Project”
11:30 am: Marsha Lee Baker, Western Carolina University
“Advocacy in Public Policy about Guns in Schools”
12:00 pm: In-house Luncheon (room 906) (Board Meeting)
1:00 pm: Wendy Sharer, Michelle Eble, and Tracy Morse, East Carolina University
“Advocating for Local Change: Improving Writing and Writing Instruction”
2:00 pm: Jan Rieman, Tonya Wertz-Orbaugh, Debarati Dutta, and Beth Caruso, UNC Charlotte
“The Advocacy Role that WPAs play in Preserving Intellectual Rigor”
3:00 pm: Closing remarks/Announcements
There is no charge for people that have a main campus hangtag but it is $5 each for cars without one. Folks who are not from UNCC can just park in the lot (but not use the permit) at 11th and Brevard. Attendees will need to park in a numbered spot and pay $5 cash in the corresponding number at the pay box in the lot. Click here to view a parking map.
$25.00 includes lunch and “break” food.
To increase Carolinas WPA visibility: Bring a Friend for Free, but you must register your friend when you register yourself.
Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.
Registration Deadline—Friday, February 15, 2013
In February of 2007, CWPA hosted its first “Meeting in Between,” a meeting/workshop scheduled in the middle of the academic calendar to complement the annual fall conference.
The Second Annual CWPA “Meeting In Between” — “The New Processes of Composing: Technology, Multimodality, and Social Networking” — was held Friday, February 22 from 9:30-4:30 at the UNC-Charlotte Up Town Center, 220 North Tryon Street, in downtown Charlotte.
The Third Annual CWPA “Meeting in the Middle” was held Friday, February 13, 2009, at the UNC-Charlotte Up Town Center, in Charlotte, NC. The meeting focused on “Writing Courses Online: Dare we go there?” Our morning session featured a panel, comprised of colleagues who have varying degrees of experience teaching and researching online writing courses, who led us in a discussion of the complexities of online writing instruction, while our afternoon session featured several hands-on demonstrations of activities and assignments that can be used in online writing environments.
The Fourth Annual CWPA “Meeting in the Middle” was held Friday, February 19, 2010, at the UNC-Charlotte Up Town Center, in Charlotte, NC. The meeting focused on “Supporting ES Writers and Showcasing our Programs.” The 2010 morning session featured local scholars who have had active leadership roles in the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and the TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section; these local experts shared strategies for supporting ESL students in a range of writing programs. The afternoon featured a poster session highlighting what our writing programs are doing well.
The Fifth Annual “Meeting in the Middle” was held February 18, 2011, at the UNC-Charlotte Cone Center. The gathering focused on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and featured guest speakers Peter Felten (Elon University) and Laura Cruz (Western Carolina University). A poster session features SoTL projects conducted at member institutions.
The Sixth Annual “Meeting in the Middle” was held February 24, 2012, at the UNC-Charlotte Center City Building and focused on Professional Development in First-Year Writing Instruction.