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WPAs in transition: navigating educational leadership positions

dc.contributor.authorWooten, Courtney Adams, editor
dc.contributor.authorBabb, Jacob, editor
dc.contributor.authorRay, Brian, editor
dc.contributor.authorUtah State University Press, publisher
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractA wide variety of professional and personal perspectives about the costs, benefits, struggles, and triumphs experienced by writing program administrators transitioning into and out of leadership positions. Contributors recount insightful anecdotes and provide a scholarly context in which WPAs can share their experiences.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontentsTravels, transitions, and leadership / Courtney Adams Wooten and Jacob Babb -- A state of permanent transition: strategies for surviving in an ever-present marginal space / Karen Keaton Jackson -- Suddenly WPA: lessons from an early and unexpected transition / Chris Blankenship -- Servers, cooks, and the inadequacy of metaphor / Jennifer Campbell and Richard Colby -- 'An exercise in cognitive dissonance': liminal WPA transitions / Talinn Phillips, Paul Shovlin, and Megan Titus -- Defining disciplinary at moments of transition: the dappled expertise of the multidisciplinary WPA / Andrea Scott -- The joys of WPAhood: embracing interruption in the personal and the professional / Kate Pantelides -- Metaphors we work by: new writing center directors' labor and identities / Rebecca Jackson, Jackie Grutsch McKinney, and Nicole I. Caswell -- Get offa my lawn!: generational challenges of WPAs in transition / Beth Huber -- Processes of administrative (un)becoming: learning to fail while trying to fly / Steven J. Corbett -- Re-seeing the WPA skill set: GenAdmins transitioning from WPA to university pedagogical leadership / Amy Rupiper Taggart -- 'You say goodbye, I say hello': transitions as two programs consolidate / Letizia Guglielmo and Beth Daniell -- Command and collaboration: leading as a new WPA / Laura J. Davies -- Integrating approach and ethos: creating a writing center/WAC program through collaborative leadership / Tereza Joy Kramer, Jaquelyn Davis, Holland Enke, and Reyna Olegario -- There and back again, sort of: the WPA as literacy broker / Chris Warnick -- Revolving doors and settled locks: staying put in an undesirable place / Sarah Stanley -- Connection, community, and identity: writing programs and WPAs at the community college / Mark Blaauw-Hara and Cheri Spiegel -- Fostering ethical transitions: creating community as writing program administrators / Bradley Smith and Kerri K. Morris -- Reconsidering marginalization: one writing center director's perspective / Molly Tetreault -- Transitioning from contingent to tenure-track faculty status as a WPA: working toward solidarity and academic labor justice through hybridity / Liliana M. Naydan.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofUtah State University Press
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dc.rights.accessAccess is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.
dc.subject.lcshWriting centers -- Administration
dc.subject.lcshCollege administrators -- Vocational guidance
dc.subject.lcshCollege teacher mobility
dc.titleWPAs in transition: navigating educational leadership positions
dc.title.alternativeWriting program administrators in transition


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