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Wednesday, November 13 • 14:00 - 17:00
Issues and strategies in L2 writing program administration: Policies, procedures, and politics (Ticketed Event)

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Second language writing specialists often find ourselves in administrative roles—often inadvertently and with or without official titles. The administrative work, in addition to the additional workload, often creates new and unexpected challenges because of the lack of recognition, institutional status, funding, staff support, or institutional status. Furthermore, few graduate programs offer coursework or professional development opportunities in the area of program administration specifically for second language writing specialists.

This session is an attempt to fill this gap by providing an opportunity to discuss various issues L2 writing specialists face in engaging in administrative work, and offering strategies to overcome those challenges. Some of the possible questions to be addressed include: How can I raise the awareness among my colleagues about the presence and needs of L2 writers? How can I work effectively with faculty members who have more institutional power and status than I? How can I motivate colleagues to participate in professional development workshops on L2 writing? How can I create visibility and legitimacy for my administrative work related to L2 writing? How can I manage my administrative workload and avoid being burned out?

The session will begin with a discussion of the particular issues faced by the participants. The presenter will then offer insights, strategies and resources in addressing those issues. This session is a highly interactive discussion based on the participants' specific needs, and the presenter will address them by drawing on his knowledge of writing program administration scholarship as well as his own experience as a writing program administrator and educational consultant.

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Speakers
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Paul Kei Matsuda

Professor of English, Arizona State University
Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University, where he works closely with doctoral students specializing in second language writing from various disciplinary perspectives. Paul is Founding Chair of the Symposium on... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Copper (12 pax)

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