WPA: WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION publishes articles and essays concerning the organization, administration, practices, and aims of college and university writing programs. Possible topics include the education and support of writing teachers; the intellectual and administrative work of WPAs; the situation of writing programs, within both academic institutions and broader contexts; the programmatic implications of current theories, technologies, and research; relationships between WPAs and other administrators, between writing and other academic programs, and among high school, two-year, and four-year college writing programs; placement; assessment; and the professional status of WPAs. The journal is published twice per year: fall/winter and spring. CONTENTS OF WPA 32n1: Letter from the Editors, Deirdre Pettipiece and Timothy Ray; The Intelligent Design of Writing Programs: Reliance on Belief or a Future of Evidence, Chris M. Anson; Remediating Writing Program Administration, Carrie Leverenz; Self-Placement at a Distance: Challenge and Opportunities, Ed Jones; Predicting Success: Increasing Retention and Pass Rates in College Composition, Beth Brunk-Chavez and Elaine Fredericksen; From Incomes to Outcomes: FYW Students' Prior Genre Knowledge, Meta-Cognition, and the Question of Transfer, Angela Rounsaville, Rachel Goldberg, and Anis Bawarshi; What WPAs Need to Know to Prepare New Teachers to Work with Adult Students, Michelle Navarre Cleary; Testing In and Testing Out, Edward M. White; Review by Dara Rossman Regaignon of Daniell, Beth and Peter Mortensen, eds. Women and Literacy: Local and Global Inquiries for a New Century. Review by Kathleen J. Ryan of Sheridan-Rabideau, Mary P. Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone; Review by William DeGenaro of Donehower, Kim, Charlotte Hogg, and Eileen E. Schell. Rural Literacies; Contributors; Announcements
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April 13th, 2009
Edited by Writing Program Administrators Council
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