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Megan McIntyre is an Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Director at Sonoma State University. She was formerly the Assistant Director of Dartmouth College's Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and director of the University of South Florida's Writing Studio. She received her PhD from the University of South Florida in 2015, and her research interests include digital rhetoric and writing, writing program administration, and postpedagogy. You can find her recent work in The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, and Composition Forum.


Writing program administration work is a significant reality for many within the field of rhetoric and composition, and though such work has long been part of our disciplinary fabric, it often remains invisible to departments and institutions. In this article, I offer two brief snapshots of how writing program administration work is often obscured by seemingly brief documents or interactions, which elide the complex communicative and political work at the heart of program administration. I then offer a hashtag-based Twitter community, #WPALife, as one potential way of making this work more visible and of building the capacity to create more just, equitable, and anti-racist writing programs. Visibility can’t be an end in and of itself; rather, making this work visible allows me to be a more effective advocate for equitable and anti-racist practices in my program, institution, university system, and discipline.



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