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ERIC Number: EJ788558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Mapping the Terrain: The Two-Year College Writing Program Administrator
Klausman, Jeffrey
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v35 n3 p238-251 Mar 2008
For five years, the author has been advocating a writing program administrator (WPA) position at his two-year college. While the vice president of instruction has been sympathetic, the issue has been funding. As a means to prepare and to justify the WPA's continuing existence, he has set to work mapping out the terrain, trying to anticipate the contours of the job, the pitfalls, and the aims. This work has helped him see that the WPA at the two-year college (and perhaps at small four-year colleges without a graduate program in English) is not only an essential function, but is significantly different from the WPA position at universities and larger colleges. In this article, the author clarifies the differences while outlining the major issues he and other two-year college WPAs face. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A