Paul Kei Matsuda

2009 WPA Conference

The proposal that Steven Accardi, Tanita Saenkhum and I have put together has been accepted for 2009 WPA Conference in Minneapolis. We will present the preliminary findings of our collaborative study of placement practices of multilingual writers in a large, comprehensive first-year writing program.

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Job Ad: Director of Writing at New England Institute of Technology

Director of Writing – New England Institute of Technology

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) seeks a faculty member to direct the day-to-day operations of the writing program which supports both the associate and bachelor degree programs. In addition to managing all writing courses, the person appointed will recruit, train, and evaluate all writing instructors. The Director will also take the lead in developing a Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program with an emphasis on collaboration with the various technology departments. The position includes teaching responsibilities. NEIT is an open admissions campus with a strong emphasis on high quality teaching without an expectation from faculty to publish or conduct research.

Qualifications: college teaching experience (community college or technical college background preferred); foundation in the theory and pedagogy of composition; proficiency in Blackboard or Web CT learning environment; and M.A in English or Rhetoric/Composition (Ph.D. preferred). The search committee will begin screening applications as they are received. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Postal Address:

Donna Daigle
Office Manager
New England Institute of Technology
2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886


(401) 739-5000 x 3438


(401) 738-5634

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Last update: January 6, 2008