Thursday, October 06, 2005

cWa/MAWPA Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2005

Colloquium on Writing Assessment A Missouri Initiative
19th annual meeting

Mid-America Writing Program Administrators 2nd annual meeting

Thursday & Friday
October 27 & 28, 2005

Saint Louis University

Co-hosted by Saint Louis University and Fontbonne University

Many Modes, Many Audiences: New
Directions for Writing Programs and Writing Assessment

Thursday, Oct 27 - Saint Louis Room, Busch Student Center, 3rd Floor

11:00 - 1:00 cWa & MAWPA Executive Board meetings (separate)
12:00 - 1:00 Registration & Social Hour
1:00 - 1:10 Welcome: Vincent Casaregola, SLU, & Nancy Blattner, Fontbonne University
1:10 - 1:20 Setting the Stage for this Conference: Donna Strickland, MAWPA, & Marty Townsend, cWa
1:20 - 2:15 Keynote: Gail Hawisher, University of Illinois
The Challenge of Multimodal Composing
2:15 - 2:30 Refreshment break
2:30 - 3:30 Sequential Presentations
Claire Lamonica, Illinois State University, Reconceiving FYC & Communication 101 as a Year-Long Sequence
Deborah Scaggs, SLU, FYC Portfolio Assessment at SLU
Nancy Blattner, Fontbonne University, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Assessing the State’s General Education Criteria for Written Communication: Problems and Possibilities
3:30 - 3:45 Refreshment break
3:45 - 4:45 Sequential Presentations
Missy Nieveen-Phegley, Southern Illinois University, Class, Computers, and the Composition Student
Mary McMullen-Light, et. al., Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges, Electronic Portfolios
4:45 - 6:00 Break
6:00 - 7:00 Social Hour with Cash Bar
7:00 - 8:00 Dinner
8:00 - 8:30 Poetry Reading: Paul Acker, Saint Louis University

Friday, Oct 28 - Saint Louis Room, Busch Student Center, 3rd Floor

8:00 - 8:45 Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 9:45 Featured Workshop: Darsie Bowden, DePaul University
Speaking, Writing, Presenting to a Nervous Public: Public Relations and the WPA
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:00 Sequential Presentations
Pamila Webb, University of Tulsa, Issues of Praxis in Writing Centers
TBA
11:00 - 11:30 cWa & MAWPA Business Meetings (separate)
11:30 -12:00 Closing Plenary: Open Forum
The Continued Future of the cWa / MAWPA Collaboration


Registration

The registration fee of $70 includes Thursday night dinner, Thursday and Friday refreshments, and conference materials. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 21. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted. Send your check, made out to the “Department of English,” and this form to

Deborah M. Scaggs
Writing Program Assistant Director
Saint Louis University
Department of English
3800 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 977-3018
scaggsdm@slu.edu

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