This thread begins 08 May 2015 with a post by Susan Meuller, “Writing Center Director at a seven year pharmacy school for 12 years.” The entry describes her duties as a WC Director, and though she claims these duties require at least 45 hours a week, this isn’t “the problem;” “The problem is that I have a dual reporting structure.”
I can imagine that, for a WPA (which I am not nor have I ever been), “labor” means “work”:
- The intellectual work of articulating policies, goals, mission statements, objectives, the theoretical identity of a writing program, etc.
- The administrative work of staffing, scheduling, placing, paying, training, assessing/evaluating, promoting, firing, etc.
This WPA listserv post thread begins 22 April with a brief summary of Sonja Andrus’ CCCC presentation conveying the results of a survey distributed weeks earlier via the listserv requesting feedback re: the extent to which WPAs require multimodal projects in their writing programs, and it extends to 22 entries long.
Benz, Brad, et al. “WPAs, Writing Programs And The Common Reading Experience.” WPA: Writing Program Administration – Journal Of The Council Of Writing Program Administrators 37.1 (2013): 11-32. Education Source. Web. 15 May 2015.