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Robertson, Linda R., Sharon Crowley, and Frank Lentricchia. "The Wyoming Conference Resolution Opposing Unfair Salaries and Working Conditions for Post-Secondary Teachers of Writing." CE 49 (March 1987): 274–80.
CCCC Committee on Professional Standards for Quality Education. "CCCC Initiatives on the Wyoming Conference Resolution: A Draft Report." CCC 40 (February 1989): 61–72.
MLA Commission on Writing and Literature. "Report of the Commission on Writing and Literature." Profession 88 (1988): 70–76.
At the 1986 University of Wyoming summer conference on composition and literature, a protest was raised against the generally low professional status of composition scholars and the economic exploitation of many writing teachers. The resolution resulting from this protest calls on the CCCC to formulate standards for the working conditions of postsecondary writing teachers and to prescribe grievance and sanction procedures where these standards are not met. The resolution was unanimously endorsed at the Business Meeting of the 1987 CCCC Convention, and, in response, the CCCC Executive Committee created the Committee on Professional Standards for Quality Education, charged with delineating such standards and developing ways for the CCCC to support efforts at reform. The committee's draft report concludes with appendices on professional organizations and accrediting bodies to which teachers might appeal. At the 1989 CCCC Convention, the Executive Committee promulgated an official statement on professional standards. This statement offers guidelines on optimal teaching conditions as well as on the placement and evaluation of writing teachers who are tenure-line faculty, graduate students, part-time faculty, and full-time temporary faculty members. This statement also refers positively to the report of the MLA Commission on Writing and Literature, which provides guidelines for evaluating scholarship and professional activities in composition studies.