Elon faculty participate in national writing conference

Several Elon faculty participated in the 2016 Council of Writing Program Administrators conference in July.

Members of Elon University’s faculty participated in this year’s Council of Writing Program Administrators annual conference held recently in Raleigh.

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is a national association of college and university faculty with professional responsibilities for or interests in directing writing programs. Members include directors of first-year writing courses, undergraduate writing concentrations and majors, writing across the university programs, writing centers and other administrators and faculty committed to writing instruction.

This year’s conference was held July 14-17 in Raleigh, with a workshop held July 10-13 and one-day institutes conducted on July 14.

Jessie L. Moore, associate professor of professional writing and rhetoric in English at Elon and associate director of the Center for Engaged Learning, served as the 2016 Local Host. Paula Rosinski with Elon’s Center for Writing Excellence & English and Associate Provost Tim Peeples volunteered as members of the Local Host Committee.

In addition, several Elon faculty presented at the conference. Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk (English) presented in a session on summer preparatory programs. Zinchuk, Paula Patch (English), Janet Warman (English), Jeffrey Coker (Biology and Core Curriculum), and Greg Shemkovitz (English) presented on a recent residential campus initiative. Heather Lindenman (English) presented in a session on revision and reflection. Moore also collaborated on a workshop on affirming LGBTQIA campus members.

The conference drew 410 writing program administrators, faculty and students.