Fall Meeting at Rowan University

Join us at the at the Glassboro campus on Friday, October 12th.

Dear Colleagues,

Amy Woodworth, on behalf of the Department of Writing Arts at Rowan University, has generously agreed to host the PWPA Fall Meeting on Friday, October 12, from 9:30am-1:30pm. Details below, including agenda, directions, and RSVPs.

As decided at our last meeting, our fall gathering will include one WPA-only event, along with the business meeting and other activities as sponsored by the host organization. The spring meeting will, in turn, provide a professional development opportunity for all members; details to follow.

Our October agenda thus includes one WPA-only event, followed by two events open to all PWPA members (business meeting and lunch with guest speaker).

Please RSVP through this Google Form. We hope to see you there!

—Val Ross and Bill Fitzgerald, Co-Chairs, PWPA



·  9:30-10:45: First WPA-only Roundtable: Focus on Adjunct Faculty at Hollybush Mansion
PWPA members have expressed a desire to explore a variety of issues related to working with adjuncts, including how others are making more stable employment arrangements, managing underperforming adjuncts, and providing professional development opportunities. Recognizing that the topic of adjunct labor is itself controversial, we will provide a supportive, thoughtful space for WPAs to explore these questions.

*Anyone who has free time is welcome to visit Rowan Art Gallery, which opens at 10am and is on the bottom floor of 301 High Street, directly across from the Mick Drive side entrance of the garage.

·  11:00-Noon: PWPA Business Meeting at Hollybush Mansion
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

·  12:00-12:15: Break

·  12:15-1:30: Lunch with Guest Speaker Shannon Walters, Temple University "Access Paradigms: Disability Delivery and Notes Toward a Crip Style" in Victoria Hall Room 200

Dr. Walters’s research is in--and often works at the intersections of--rhetoric and composition, women’s studies, disability studies, and critical animal studies. Her work includes her book Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014), and several articles on critical ASD pedagogy and neurodiversity in rhetoric and writing. All are invited.


Directions and Parking

There will be free parking available in the Mick Drive Parking Garage at 10 Mick Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028. The garage is next to Victoria Hall (where lunch and the afternoon talk will take place).

For GPS to the garage, 10 Mick Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028 works well. If given choices of route, choose the one that follows Rt. 55 South. Follow Rt. 55 South to exit 48. At the end of the exit ramp, make a left onto Ellis Avenue and follow this road for 1.8 miles to the intersection of High Street and Ellis. Cross over High Street, and the parking garage will be immediately on your right. *Park on the upper levels using the ramp at the opposite end of the garage.

Hollybush is 3 blocks away from the garage, #35 on the campus map; Victoria Hall is #53. The address for Victoria Hall is 260 Victoria Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028. (Note: Hollybush Mansion is the historic site of a Cold War summit between President Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin--more info on it is here.)

·  Rowan Campus Map here.

Post Image: "Rowan_Fall_BunceHall" / Rowan University Publications / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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