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Article on strengthening graduate student preparation for the Writing Program Administration (WPA) work.
Abstract: A new generation of rhetoric and composition specialists is making WPA work an area of specialization and actively seeking WPA positions upon graduation. Recognizing this emergent narrative, we describe the research we conducted as co-founding members of the Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) and call for a more robust system of WPA preparation for these graduate students. We report key findings learned from 227 graduate students from more than fifty U.S. institutions about the kinds of WPA education and training available to them. We conclude by offering recommendations for how the field of rhetoric and composition can work to improve graduate student administrative professionalization and how WPA-GO and the Council of Writing Program Administrators might extend and build upon these opportunities.