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posted: 2.18.15 by Barclay Barrios

I just made my reservations for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  Wow, some lessons learned.

The first lesson: reserve rooms early.  I couldn’t get into the host hotel or the backup hotel or even the backup, backup hotel.  I’m only about a mile away from the conference but I know from past experience there is no greater pleasure than getting through a long day of panels and then simply stepping into an elevator and collapsing in my room. This year I will be taking a hike before collapsing.  I have to admit I was really kind of shocked. [read more]

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Celebrating long-term WPA Lisa Ede

posted: 10.23.14 by Andrea Lunsford

In recent months, I’ve followed a fascinating thread on the WPA listserv about members of the rhetoric and writing community who serve as long-term WPAs (writing program administrators). Indeed, it is not unusual for people in our field to be asked to take on administrative jobs: doing so more or less comes with the territory, since the departments we work in usually have writing programs that need guidance and leadership. It is also not unusual for such WPAs to go on to other administrative jobs, including associate deans, deans, provosts, and even presidents. [read more]

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Conference Proposals

posted: 3.10.09 by archived

The Conference on College Composition and Communication is coming soon. That’s right: this Wednesday! No doubt most of us who are going are polishing our presentations and finalizing last-minute details. Ugh. And yet it feels good to get all of these things done and under way. The Cs bring an expression and completion to our efforts, ideas, and research that we have been working on for some time.

So, as we’re at the conference—especially new folks and adjuncts—it is vital to be aware and pay attention to all of the people around you. Hear what they are saying and see if there is an interesting way that you can connect it to your own work. Last year, I found it easy to get lost in the sea of people, abandon the conversations around me for my own thoughts, and miss out on what was happening. The conference can be overwhelming. But for all you know, you may well run into someone or hear an idea that prompts you into a proposal for next year. How exciting would that be?!

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