The Council on Basic Writing (CBW) invites applications for the 2015 Award for Innovation. CBW wants to recognize those college and university programs that are implementing new or unique ways to improve the success of their basic writing students. Is your program doing something especially useful and effective in terms of assessment, placement, pedagogy, curriculum, community outreach, etc.? If so, please nominate yourself for the 2015 CBW Award for Innovation.
Please note that only innovations that have been implemented will be considered for the award.
Recipients of the Council on Basic Writing’s Award for Innovation will be determined by a review committee.
* Originality – the creativity and uniqueness of the innovation
* Portability – the extent to which the innovation lends itself to application in other institutions or contexts
* Results and Benefits – specific details, data, and observations derived from the innovation, focusing on specific educational benefits to students
The following will be considered a complete application packet. ALL application materials must be submitted in electronic form. Please include the following:
1. A descriptive title of the innovation, along with the name, institution, address, phone number, and email of the contact person.
2. An explanation of how the course/program in which the innovation is centered includes students labeled “basic writers” by the institution and, if applicable, a brief (one paragraph maximum) explanation of how students are labeled as such.
3. A complete description of the innovation including:
* justification of the creativity and uniqueness of the innovation compared to traditional methods
* evidence or examples of portability to other basic writing programs
* the measurements and monitoring used; results indicating a significant benefit in achievement in educational goals or outcomes
Please note that applications are limited to five (5) pages or less; single spaced; 12pt font; graphs and charts are accepted as part of the page limitation.
February 25th, 2016: Nominations due
Early March, 2016: Award recipient notified
April 2016: The Winner will be honored with the presentation of a plaque at the CBW Special Interest Group (SIG) at CCCC in Houston. The winner will be invited to give a brief presentation about the winning program to the SIG attendees.
SEND APPLICATIONS / DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:
Co-Chair, Council on Basic Writing
Coordinator of Basic Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University
*Please check for a confirmation email to be sure your materials have been received.*