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Issue Brief: Writing Programs - Previous Revision

Writing Programs

Joseph Janangelo

Loyola University of Chicago


Writing Programs are physical and online spaces that help students write effectively for audiences both within and beyond the academy, develop their abilities as rhetors, and do their best work by composing and revising texts based on academic and self-sponsored literacy projects. The National Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) represents teachers and researchers whose teaching and scholarship focus on intellectual and pedagogical aspects of writing programs and their administration. Its goal is to provide resources, support, and services on matters attendant to the administration of writing programs. Writing programs, for CWPA's purposes, specifically include all writing-across-the-disciplines programs, writing centers, and writing courses with multiple sections.

Leading Journals

Assessing Writing: An International Journal

College Composition and Communication

College English

Computers and Composition

Computers and Composition Online

Journal of Second Language Writing

Journal of Teaching Writing

Kairos A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Teaching English in The Two-Year College Journal

WPA; Writing Program Administration

Writing Center Journal

Young Scholars in Writing

Relevant Organizations

American Association of University Professors

Association of American Colleges and Universities

CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing

Council of Writing Program Administrators

Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication

International Writing Centers Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Writing Project

NCTE Assembly on Computers in English

Two-Year College English Association

Relevant Web Sites                                      


WPA Network for Media Action

National Conversation on Writing

The WAC Clearing House

Relevant Email Discussion Lists

Symposium on Second Language Writing



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