ERIC Number: ED452544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Practices, Principles, and Essences: How a WPA at a Small Liberal Arts College Functions within Her Community and Its Values.
Corso, Gail S.
The writing program administrator (WPA) at a small, Catholic liberal arts college has many roles in fulfilling her job responsibilities and upholding institutional values, which include collaboration, dialogue, and application of knowledge to benefit others and the environment. Some of these roles include: teaching four courses, engaging in committee work, curriculum planning, participating in service learning and community outreach, developing a writing resources Web site, and advising students and student organizations. Even while on sabbatical, the WPA acts as a consultant for the college. The WPA participates collaboratively in designing various workshops for faculty development and exchange of ideas, and she also participates in the field. Finally, the WPA utilizes the institution's mission statement and policy in administering the writing program and in being part of a dialogue for change. (Contains 10 references. An annotated 10-item list of works cited in the paper and the presentation is attached.) (EF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (52nd, Denver, Colorado, March 14-17, 2001).