The WPA-GO is looking for grad students (PhD and Masters level) interested in serving on our committees and task forces for the 2018-19 academic year. The WPA-GO (Writing Program Administrators–Graduate Organization) works with the CWPA (Council of Writing Program Administrators) to support graduate student WPA preparation and to strengthen connections between graduate students and professional WPAs. Working with WPA-GO is a great opportunity for academic service at the national level and offers the following:
-Practical experience with WPA and committee service work that might not be available at your local institutional setting, or that can enhance any WPA coursework you may have completed
-Cross-institutional collaborative opportunities with colleagues at conferences and on other scholarly projects
-Increased knowledge of writing program administration work in a variety of institutional contexts
-Networking and learning opportunities that can improve your ability to navigate the academic job market
You can find descriptions of next year’s committees and task forces here: https://tinyurl.com/
Your service would begin after CWPA (July 2018) and continue for one year. Keep in mind that most committees are busiest at two times during the year: between January and March (in preparation for CCCCs), and from Late May to July (in preparation for CWPA). Exceptions to this timeframe will be noted in the individual committee descriptions. You are not required to attend either CCCCs or CWPA to be on a committee, as much of the work is completed online through online meetings and email; however we do encourage you to network with your fellow WPA-GO members at our annual social events and sponsored presentations at CCCCs and CWPA.
If you are interested in serving next year, please fill out our short application by this Friday, June 29th. You can request to serve on multiple committees or task forces if you wish, and you can also indicate interest in chairing a committee. While most committees are chaired by elected members of the Graduate Committee, we may also offer Chair and Co-Chair positions to members of WPA-GO at large, should interest and availability coincide.
**The application can be found by clicking on this link directly: https://tinyurl.com/
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Mandy Macklin, Chair
Clare Russell, Vice Chair
Virginia Schwarz, Past Chair