2021 CPTSC workshop

“Invitation Stories: Program profile as recruitment tool.” Co-presentations Andrew Fiss, Kailyn Shartel Hall, Karen Kuralt, Eric Leake and Matt Moberly. Workshop. Council for Programs in Technical and Scientifical Communication, Virtual, October 28-30, 2021.  See the footage here: Read the transcript below: Closed Captioning: MDCWSS Graduate Recruitment Workshop WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 –> 00:00:00.000 So if you’d rather […]

Extension (3/16) – MA Programs in Writing Studies Survey

With all the challenges so many folks faced last month with weather and the inevitable fatigue and stress of the pandemic, we wanted to offer folks extra time to complete the survey being sponsored by the Master’s Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists. We know it is always a big ask for busy grad directors […]

MDCWSS Board Meeting March 15, 2019

MINUTES 2019 Annual Meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 David L. Lawrence Convention Center, room 409 Pittsburgh, PA 3:30-4:45 p.m. Co-Chairs: Susan Murphy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Nikki Caswell, East Carolina University Attending: Board Members: Jen Almjeld (James Madison Univ.), Karen Kuralt (Univ. Arkansas, Little Rock), and Dagmar Scharold (Univ. of Houston-Downtown), Eric Leake (Texas […]

2018 CCCC Meeting

The 2018 business meeting in Kansas City, MO, was held on Friday, March 16, from 11-12:15 p.m., Kansas City Convention Center 3501 G. Co-Chairs Susan Murphy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Nikki Caswell, East Carolina University, presided (Nikki virtually). The consortium approved two new members to its executive board, Karen Kuralt, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and […]

2017 CCCC Meeting

The 2017 meeting in Portland, Ore., will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, C123. The meeting will feature updates on Consortium initiatives, opportunities for collaboration, and planning for the upcoming year. We also will hold elections for Consortium chairs. The agenda is available here: 2017 Meeting Agenda. If you have […]

2021 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is quickly approaching! We are looking so forward to be able to hear from writing specialists from all around. We hope you’ll consider attending! Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. Master’s Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists Standing GroupMeeting Date & Time: May 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. […]

MA Programs in Writing Studies Survey

Writing Studies Specialists: Be on the lookout for an email regarding our 2021 survey. We hope to use this survey to learn more about the conditions and needs of academic MA-level programs in the fields of writing studies, rhetoric and composition. The survey will be open between Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. and should about […]

MDCWSS Board Meeting 4-27-18

After the CCCC Meeting, the members of the board elected (by email vote) two additional board members: Eric Leake, Texas State San Marcos, and Dagmar Scharold, University of Houston-Downtown. Members of the board met on Google Hangout on 4-13-18 to write a CFP for the CCCC 2019 sponsored panel. We met on Google Hangout on 4-27-18 […]

New Co-Chairs Elected!

At the Consortium’s annual meeting during CCCC in Portland, Ore., Drs. Nikki Caswell ( and Susan Murphy ( were elected as co-chairs for a three-year term, 2017-2020.

New Co-Chairs and Board Members Elected

At the Consortium’s annual meeting last Wednesday, March 19, Drs. Rebecca Jackson and Eric Leake from Texas State University were elected as co-chairs for a three-year term, 2014-2017. They replace Drs. John Dunn and Derek Mueller who have served the Consortium as co-chairs since 2011. Three new Executive Board members were elected at the meeting. […]

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