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The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later examines the ways that the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition has informed curricula, generated programmatic, institutional, and disciplinary change, and affected a disciplinary understanding of best practices in first-year composition.

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persion and inuence of the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Outcomes Statement ten years after its adoption and publication. Relating how the Outcomes Statement informs the work of writing programs, writing centers, and English depart ments, the essays demonstrate the signiîcant inuence of the Outcomes Statement in and across institutions in various institutional categories. contributes to the scholarly conversation by discussing relevant issues of assessment and accountability in institutional contexts. Edited by Nicholas N. Behm, Gregory R. Glau, Deborah H. Holdstein, Duane Roen, and Edward M.White, the collection also interrogates the politics that may pervade writing programs as writ ing program administrators attempt to adapt the Outcomes Statement to suit local institutional contexts, implement the revised outcomes, and develop curricula that support and manifest those outcomes. The collection explores programmatic issues that may result from its implementation and corresponding assessment strategies for measuring its impact on student learning.
serves as an informative resource for former, current, and future writing program administrators, scholars within composi tion studies and writing program administration, and other stakeholders concerned about writing programs, writing assessment, and the teaching of writing.
Contributors include Linda Adler-Kassner, Paul Anderson, Chris M. Anson, Darsie Bowden, Lizbeth A. Bryant, Micheal Callaway, Barbara J. D’Angelo, Debra Frank Dew, J. S. Dunn, Jr., Heidi Estrem, Justin Everett, Sarah Fabian, Suzanne Gray, Morgan Gresham, Teresa Grettano, Kimberly Harrison, Judy Holiday, Rebecca Ingalls, Emily Isaacs, Craig Jacobsen, Melinda Knight, Hava Levitt-Phillips, Barry M. Maid, Paul Kei Matsuda, Susan Miller-Cochran, Karen Bishop Morris,Tracy Ann Morse,Wendy Olson, Kimberly Coupe Pavlock, Deirdre Pettipiece, Sherry Rankins-Robertson, Shelley Rodrigo, Ryan Skinnell, Sarah Soebbing, Doug Sweet, Susan Thomas, Martha Townsend, Stephen Wilhoit, and Kathleen Blake Yancey.
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WPA TE OUTCOMES STATEMENT Decade Later A
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THe WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later
Wrîtîng Program Admînîstratîon Sééŝ Eôŝ: Sûŝà . MçLéô à Màô Sôvé
Té W Pôà Aŝàô ŝééŝ pôvéŝ à véûé ô ŝçôl-àly ôôàpŝ à pôjéçŝ à àé éŝéàç- ô éôy-bàŝé à à pôvé ŝŝ ô pôà ŝŝûéŝ  é él. Wé éçôûàé ŝûbŝŝôŝ à éxàé é wôk ô w pôà àŝàô, bôàly éé (é.., ô jûŝ àŝàô ô ŝ-yéà çôpôŝô pôàŝ). Pôŝŝblé ôpçŝ çlûé bû àé ô lé ô 1) ŝôçàl ŝûéŝ ô w pôà àŝàô ô àŝàôŝ (àçvàl wôk ŝ pàçûlàly éçôûàé); 2) ŝûéŝ évàlûà é élévàçé ô éôéŝ évélôpé  ôé élŝ (é.., ààéé, ŝûŝààbly, ôàzàôàl éôy); 3) ŝûéŝ ô pàçûlà péŝôél ŝŝûéŝ (é.., ûôzàô, ûŝé ô àjûç àçûly); 4) éŝéàç ô évélôp à àçûlà çûçûlà; 5) ŝûéŝ ô àŝŝéŝŝé à àççôûàbly ŝ-ŝûéŝ ô WPAŝ; à 6) éxààôŝ ô é pôlçŝ ô w pôà àŝàô wôk à é çôûy çôlléé.
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Wrîtîng Program Admînîstratîon and te Communîty Collegeby éàé Oŝà (2012) Wrîtîng Program Admînîstratîon at Small Lîberal Arts Collegesby Jll M. Glàŝé à Dàà Rôŝŝà Réàô (2012) GenAdmîn: Teorîzîng WPA Identîtîes în te 21st Century by Côl Càlô, Jôkkà Càlô, Tàéz Sàà Gàbà, Kàléé J. Ryà, à Ay Féà Sôlléy (2011).
THE WPA OUTCOMES STATEMENT—A DECADE LATER
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Part I: Adapting the WPA OS to Develop Curriculum 1CWPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé àŝ éûŝç ô ïvé W-àbôû-W Cûçûlà3 Debra Frank Dew 2Té Pôlçŝ ô Péàôy: Té Oûçôéŝ Sàéé à Bàŝç W18 Wendy Olson 3Bûl à W Pôà w é WPA Oûçôéŝ: Aûôy, Eôŝ, à Pôéŝŝôàl ïéy32 Kîmberly Harrîson 4Té Pélôûŝ Vŝô ô é Oûçôéŝ Sàéé45 Teresa Grettano, Rebecca Ingalls, and Tracy Ann Morse 5Té Oûçôéŝ Sàéé àŝ Sûppô ô Téàçé Céàvy: Apply é WPA OS ô Dévélôp Aŝŝéŝ58 Serry Rankîns-Robertson 6Réléàŝé ô é Gôŝ ô Plàôç ïéàlŝ: ôw é Oûçôéŝ Sàéé Aŝ Réôçàl Cûçûlà71 Doug Sweet 7Béyô Côpôŝô: Dévélôp à Nàôàl Oûçôéŝ Sàéé ô W Açôŝŝ é Cûçûlû88 Paul Anderson, Crîs M. Anson, Marta Townsend, and Katleen Blake Yancey
Part II: Applying the WPA OS to Enact Programmatic, Institutional, and Disciplinary Change 8Té WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé à Dŝçplày Aûôy107 Craîg Jacobsen, Susan Mîller-Cocran, and Selley Rodrîgo 9Açév à Làŝ ïpàç ô Fàçûly Téàç: Uŝ é WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé ô Dévélôp à Exéé WïD Séà124 Stepen Wîloît 10Bûl Clôû  Nô-Pôà Pôàŝ by Uŝ é Oûçôéŝ Sàéé136 Karen Bîsop Morrîs and Lîzbet A. Bryant v
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11Réà é Côvéŝàô: Cà é Oûçôéŝ Sàéé élp?154 Darsîe Bowden 12Té WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé: Té Véw ô Aûŝàlà165 Susan homas 13Rpplé Eéç: Aôp à Aàp é WPA Oûçôéŝ179 Morgan Gresam 14Eôŝ à Tôpô: Uŝ Té Oûçôéŝ Sàéé Réôçàlly Tô Açévé Té Céàly à Aûôôy ô W Pôàŝ191 Deîrdre Pettîpîece and Justîn Everett 15Aôpô, Aàpàô, Révŝô: Wàvéŝ ô Côllàbôàvé Càé à à Làé Uvéŝy W Pôà209 J.S. Dunn, Jr. Sara Fabîan, Suzanne Gray, Kîmberly Coupe Pavlock, Hava Levîtt-Pîllîps, Sara Soebbîng, Heîdî Estrem, and Lînda Adler-Kassner
Part III: Cultivating the Intellectual Enrichment of the WPA OS through Critique 16Côŝé é ïpàç ô é WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé ô Séçô Làûàé Wéŝ230 Paul Keî Matsuda and Ryan Skînnell 17Côpé Dŝçôûŝéŝ w é WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé242 Judy Holîday 18ïŝ Réôçàl Kôwléé é Übé-Oûçôé?257 Barry M. Maîd and Barbara J. D’Angelo 19Té WPA Léà Oûçôéŝ: Wà Rôlé Sôûl Téçôlôy Plày?271 Mîceal Callaway 20Aŝŝéŝŝ é ïpàç ô é Oûçôéŝ Sàéé285 Emîly Isaacs and Melînda Knîgt
Appéx: WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé ô Fŝ-Yéà Côpôŝô305 ïéx311 Côbûôŝ319
Acknowledgments
Té éôŝ wôûl lké ô àk Dàv Blàkéŝléy ô ŝ ŝûppô ô ŝ çôlléçô, Sûŝà . MçLéô à Màô Sôvé ô é ŝ-ûl à àçôûŝ éébàçk ô éàlé véŝôŝ, à Jé Lûw ô ŝ lé çôpyé. Té éôŝ àé àlŝô àéûl ô àv ŝûç à éllé à pôéŝŝôàl ôûp ô çôbûôŝ à çôlléàûéŝ wô pôpûlàé ŝ çôlléçô w é ŝûl éàŝ à éçôûà éxpééçéŝ. Fàlly, ŝ çôlléçô wôûl ô bé pôŝŝblé   wéé ô ô é wôk ô çôlléàûéŝ à éŝ wô çôllàbôàé ô à é W Pôà Aŝàôŝ Oûçôéŝ Sàéé ô Fŝ-Yéà Côpôŝô. Té éôŝ àk é ô é vŝô, é véŝ-é ô é à ééy, à é wlléŝŝ ô ŝévé é ŝçplé.Nçôlàŝ Bé éxpéŝŝéŝ àppéçàô ô é vàlûàblé ŝûppô ô é éôŝ, ô é àçé à w, à ô é véŝé  à à wôk ô é çôlléçô. Nçk ŝ ôévé ébé ô çôlléàûéŝ wô àvé ŝévé àŝ éôŝ, éŝpéçàlly Dûàé Rôé, Gé Glàû, Ké Mllé, Màûéé Dàly Gô, Sàô Côwléy, à Kŝà Ràçlé. Téy àvé ééôûŝly ŝàé é é, kôwléé, à lôvé ô w-, à Nçk ŝ à béé éàçé, ŝçôlà, à péŝô àŝ à éŝûl. Fàl-ly, Nçk wŝéŝ ô àk ŝ béŝ é à lé-pàé, Aé Bé, ô é àçôûŝ pàéçé, ûyél ŝûppô, à lôv çôçé. Gé Glàû wôûl lké ô éŝpéçàlly àçkôwléé é à éô ô ŝ pôjéç, Nçk Bé, wô wôké éléŝŝly à ààé ô kéép ûŝ ôv à ô-àçk. Gé àlŝô wôûl lké ô àçkôwléé é ôô à ôûûl wôk ô àll çôbûôŝ ô ŝ vôlûé, à—àŝ àlwàyŝ—é çôŝà ŝûppô à élp ô ŝ wé, Côûéy A. Débôà . ôlŝé àkŝ Dûàé Rôé ô v é ô jô évéyôé ô ŝ vàlûàblé pôjéç—à ŝé àkŝ é éŝ ô é à ô ôô à vàô à ô bé é pàéŝ. Wlé ŝ àŝ béé à éxçépôàlly çôllàbôàvé à élpûl ôûp ô wôk w, ôlŝé pàçûlàly wŝéŝ ô àk Nçk Bé ô ŝ ôô
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ûô, ôô ŝéŝé, à véy à wôk. ôlŝé àlŝô àkŝ é wôéûl ûŝbà, Jày Bôéŝà. Dûàé Rôé àkŝ Nçk Bé à Gé Glàû ô à ŝ pôjéç. é àlŝô àkŝ ŝ àé, àléy Rôé, ô ŝ lélô ŝûp-pô. é ŝ àéûl ô Fé Côéy, Déçô ô é Sçôôl ô Lééŝ à Sçéçéŝ à Azôà Sàé Uvéŝy, ô ŝûppô ŝ çôlléçô à ôé ŝçôlàly pôjéçŝ. Mààé Mûŝô à Séàly Càpbéll àvé pôvé vàlûàblé éççàl àŝŝŝàçé ô ŝ çôlléçô. Ewà M. Wé wôûl lké ô àk Dûàé Rôé à é ôé éôŝ ô v  ô jô é éôàl éà, wéll àé é àl ŝépŝ à béé àké, à Nçk Bé  pàçûlà ô ŝ ŝéày à à léçé w éàl. Té WPA OS ŝ ûqûé  ŝ ébôé ô çôlléàly, à ŝ vôlûé çôûéŝ à àô.
Introductîon
Nô évé é ôŝ péŝçé àô é ôàl “Oûçôéŝ Côlléçvé” ôûp (é ûôçàl ôké éy àvé éŝélvéŝ) çôûl ôéŝéé wéé é ŝçûŝŝô wàŝ éà, wà ûŝ à wŝŝ à ŝçûŝ-ŝô wôûl àké, ôw ày ééŝ éy wôûl àé à éàlŝ éy wôûl éxçàé, wô wôûl éé ô à çôbûé ô é Bûkéà çôvéŝàô, à, ô çôûŝé, wà ày àl éŝûl  lôôk lké. Aŝ ŝô ôé àppéŝ àŝ élŝ évélôp, é éé éépŝé béà w à ôvçé qûy ô é WPA lŝŝév (Wà ŝ é pûpôŝé ô ŝ-yéà çôlléé çôpôŝô?), wç wàŝ ôllôwé by à ŝôpŝçàé qûéŝô by Ewà M. Wé, wô, à é é, wàŝ é éçô ô é WPA Côŝûlà-Evàlûàô ŝévçé. Wé’ŝ ôàl 1996 qûéy ô é WPA lŝŝév ŝééé ôçûôûŝ éôû, à éléçé wà ày  é pôéŝŝô à ôé wô-éé. Wé àŝké,
ïŝ  à pôŝŝblé éà ô àé ŝ ôûp çô ôû w à léàŝ à à ŝé ô ôbjéçvéŝ à  éàlly wôk à bé ûŝàblé, ô ŝàçé, ŝûŝ çôp 1 ô çôp 2 ô ô ‘àvàçé’ çôp? Wé ày ô àvé pôéŝŝôàl çôŝéŝûŝ ô ŝ, ôû, ô évé çôŝéŝûŝ à wésouldàvé çôŝéŝûŝ. ôw wôûl wé ô àbôû y? (4)
ï ŝ ééŝ ô ôé à wà Wé éqûéŝé—à “à ŝé ô ôbjéçvéŝ à  éàlly wôk à bé ûŝàblé, ô ŝàçé, ŝ-ûŝ çôp 1 ô çôp 2 ô ô ‘àvàçé’ çôp”—évé é-àlly béçàé é ôçûŝ ô é WPA Oûçôéŝ Sàéé ô Fŝ-Yéà Côpôŝô (WPA OS), béçàûŝé é àl ôçûé ôéŝ ô élp ô ŝûŝ wy ôé çôpôŝô çôûŝé  bé éé ô àôé. ôwévé, é WPA OS  ûlàély çéé ô “ôbjéçvéŝ” ô ôûçôéŝ, ô é Oûçôéŝ Côlléçvé wôké lély ônot ŝûéŝ ŝààŝ, bû àéoutcomes.Oûçôéŝ àé ôàlŝ à çà bé é ô ày lévélŝ, épé ô lôçàl çôôŝ (ŝûéŝ, éàçéŝ,
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