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The Resource Discord and direction : the postmodern writing program administrator, edited by Sharon James McGee, Carolyn Handa

Discord and direction : the postmodern writing program administrator, edited by Sharon James McGee, Carolyn Handa

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Discord and direction : the postmodern writing program administrator
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Discord and direction
Title remainder
the postmodern writing program administrator
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edited by Sharon James McGee, Carolyn Handa
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Discord & direction
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Language
eng
Summary
The argument of this collection is that the cultural and intellectual legacies of postmodernism impinge, significantly and daily, on the practice of the Writing Program Administrator. WPAs work in spaces where they must assume responsibility for a multifaceted program, a diverse curriculum, instructors with varying pedagogies and technological expertise-and where they must position their program in relation to a university with its own conflicted mission, and a state with its unpredictable views of accountability and assessment. The collection further argues that postmodernism offers a useful lens through which to understand the work of WPAs and to examine the discordant cultural and institutional issues that shape their work. Each chapter tackles a problem local to its author's writing program or experience as a WPA, and each responds to existing discord in creative ways that move toward rebuilding and redirection. It is a given that accepting the role of WPA will land you squarely in the bind between modernism and postmodernism: while composition studies as a field arguably still reflects a modernist ethos, the WPA must grapple daily with postmodern habits of thought and ways of being. The effort to live in this role may or may not mean that a WPA will adopt a postmodern stance; it does mean, however, that being a WPA requires dealing with the postmodern
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Discord and direction : the postmodern writing program administrator, edited by Sharon James McGee, Carolyn Handa
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Discord and direction : the postmodern writing program administrator, edited by Sharon James McGee, Carolyn Handa
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt4cgqc0
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where discord meets direction: the role of consultant-evaluation in writing program administration / Deborah H. Holdstein -- Cold pastoral: the moral order of an idealized form / Jeanne Gunner -- Beyond accommodation: individual and collective in a large writing program / Christy Desmet -- Overcoming disappointment: constructing writing program identity through postmodern mapping / Sharon James McGee -- The road to mainstreaming: one program's successful but cautionary tale / Anthony Edgington, Marcy Tucker, Karen Ware, and Brian Huot -- Developmental administration: a pragmatic theory of evolution in basic writing / Keith Rhodes -- Information technology as other: reflections on a useful problem / Mike Palmquist -- Computers, innovation, and resistance in first-year composition programs / Fred Kemp -- Minimum qualifications: who should teach first-year writing? / Richard E. Miller and Michael J. Cripps -- The place of assessment and reflection in writing program administration / Susanmarie Harrington -- New designs for communication across the curriculum / Andrew Billings, Teddi Fishman, Morgan Gresham, Angie Justice, Michael Neal, Barbara Ramirez, Summer Smith Taylor, Melissa Tidwell Powell, Donna Winchell, Kathleen Blake Yancey, and Art Young -- Mirror, mirror on the web: visual depiction, identity, and the writing program / Carolyn Handa
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