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CASLL-L December 2006

Subject:

Re: Speaking of which

From:

Kathryn Alexander <[log in to unmask]>

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CASLL/Inkshed <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 16:19:51 -0800

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At 10:02 AM 12/19/2006, you wrote:

Yes,

I used the WPA  outcomes to assist in the 
development of a foundations of academic literacy 
proposal at SFU and found the WPA web-site to be 
useful for communication of generic features to administrators.


>No.
>Rhonda
>
> >>> Betsy Sargent <[log in to unmask]> 12/17/06 7:29 PM >>>
>Dear Inkshedders (whatever that may mean!),
>
>I ended my previous email with a statement of
>gratitude for the online community of Inkshed and
>am now hoping for an occasion to be even more
>grateful, even at this busy time of year.  I'm
>hoping for a simple "yes" or "no" from anyone
>who's listening (see the question below).
>
>Apparently, Canadian organizations are no more
>prone to introspection than US ones, since WPA
>(the Council of Writing Program
>Administrators)--because it is turning 30  this
>year--is devoting two sessions to introspection
>at the Modern Language Association Convention
>(Dec. 27-30 in Philadelphia).  Having just
>finished giving my exams, I'm realizing that I
>foolishly promised (long ago) to say something at
>one of these sessions about possible useful roles
>for the WPA in Canada.  If any of you have
>thoughts on that subject, I'm all ears (on- or
>off-line), but most important to me right now is
>a one-word reply to the following question.
>
>Has the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year
>Composition been useful to you in your work in
>Canada in any way, as a CASLL/Inkshed member
>(that is, a person who is interested in Language and Learning)?
>Yes or No?
>
>I'll paste in below the URL for the WPA Outcomes
>Statement, but it actually is more useful to me
>if you just give a quick reply off the top of
>your head, without checking the statement out (on
>the assumption that if it's been useful in any
>way to you so far, you'd already have some
>impression of it, good or bad--and if it hasn't,
>you'll know that without needing to invest any
>time in reading it, whether for the 10th  or  the first time).
>
>Please feel free to just say "no" (if, for
>instance, you have no idea what I'm talking about
>or if you have never used the WPA Outcomes
>Statement for any purpose whatsoever or if you
>feel neutral towards it or if you feel it's pernicious in some way).
>
>Also please feel free to just say "yes" (if you
>don't have time to go into any detail about how
>you used it, I can always email you directly for
>further details, not that you'd need to give
>them).  A quick "yes" or "no" would more useful
>to me than a decision to wait to respond because
>you have a lot to say about the WPA Outcomes
>Statement and no time to say it now (though as I
>say, anything you have to say about it would
>interest me--just feel free to do that later, if you don't have time now).
>
>I won't be mentioning any names in connection
>with these "yes" or "no" answers--just doing a
>quick total (how many answers online within 48
>hours, how many were "yes," how many were
>"no").  If you email me anything further about
>the WPA or its statement, let me know if you want
>your comments to be attributed to you by name or not.
>
>Many many thanks!  Betsy
>
>______________________
>I'm pasting in here a description of and
>invitation to these two WPA sessions (plus
>reception) from the WPA website, in case anyone
>is interested (talk about group identity
>confusion--I'm a WPA member even though I'm not a
>Writing Program Administrator):
>
>Dear WPA Members and Friends:
>
>If you're going to MLA in Philadelphia this year,
>please note these WPA events on your convention schedules:
>(more details available at
><http://wpacouncil.org/node/532>http://wpacouncil.org/node/532)
>
>Panel: “Moving toward Inclusion: Thirty Years of
>the Council of Writing Program Administrators,”
>Friday, December 29th, 1:453:00 p.m., Room 307
>of the Philadelphia Marriott
>(internationalization is one of the issues being discussed in this session).
>
>Panel: “Challenges of the Future: Foregrounding
>Diversity in the WPA Palette” Saturday, December
>30th, noon to 1:15, Room 302 of the Philadelphia Marriott.
>
>WPA 30th Anniversary Reception: 5:00-7:00 on the
>evening of Friday, December 29 at the Hilton
>Garden Inn (1100 Arch St) in Philadelphia,
>sponsored by the Council of Writing Program
>Adge of Pennsylvania.
>
>Please join us if you're in Philadelphia!
>
>Shirley Rose
>President
>____________________________
>Below are two URLs for the WPA Outcomes Statement
>(I hope they both work, but the second one,
>posted at the U of A Writing Task Force website,
>should definitely work--if it doesn't, please let me know).
>
>http://wpacouncil.org/positions/outcomes.html?PHPSESSID=7cb84e682a3fea1ede1e180f20fbbf7c
>
>http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/arts//pdfs/WTF_WPA_Outcomes.pdf
>
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_________________________________________
"Against despair, be well...."  from Not wanted 
on the Voyage  by Timothy Findley

Kathryn Alexander, Ph.D.,
Writing-Intensive Learning Office WILO
Learning and Instructional Development Centre LIDC,
Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, B.C.  V5A 1S6
Office:  EBD 7647.4
Website: http://www.lidc.sfu.ca/teaching/writing


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