Our Lab was was invented by tenure-track (TT) faculty in the PWR to insure our self-determination at a university that favors canonical disciplines and epistemologies. The PWR’s reformation in 2002 positioned TT to be ancillary to another department’s mission and identity and to be employed in one administrative role or another. All resident TT faculty formally, by MOU, affiliate with other departments, but we strive to produce scholarship, teaching, writing, and advocacy is the vital spaces between older disciplines and department so that our work is more directly relevant to the worlds we value. We proudly serve in leadership roles in the PWR and the College of Arts and Sciences, but we do so now as research faculty in “writing studies” which is the name we prefer for the institutional space for us and for the PWR nationally and globally.
For the PWR, we serve as Director, as Associate Directors for graduate student (GPTI) writing instruction, cross-curricular writing and affiliation, and program assessment. We welcome collaboration with our Instructor-rank colleagues is the vital matters of working conditions; salary and load; recruitment, promotion and retention; curriculum outreach to the First-year Academic Experience, writing-in-the-disciplines, Continuing Education, and in particular all initiatives on campus to recruit and retain students and faculty of color.
If you like what you see; if you wish to join; if you believe the Lab might know of your people and projects, we offer three ways to connect: