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2016 INNY Award

Congratulations to the University of New Mexico for winning this year’s CBW Innovation Award!

 

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2013 Innovations Award

CBW was pleased to award the 2013 Award for Innovations in Basic Writing to the University of Arizona for its Adapted Studio Model. You’ll be able to hear more about this exciting work at next year’s 2014 CBW pre-conference workshop.

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Aimee Mapes of the University of Arizona, pictured here with CBW Executive Board Member, and Innovations Committee Chair, Greg Glau

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CBW Innovations Award!

The Council on Basic Writing’s Award for Innovation recognizes writing programs for innovations that improve educational processes for basic writers through creative approaches. Please note that only innovations that have been implemented will be considered for the award.

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 2013 CBW Award for Innovation.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Recipients of the Council on Basic Writing’s Award for Innovation will be determined by a review committee. Awards will be given to approaches that clearly benefit students at the winning institution, and that may be extended to other institutions.

AWARD CRITERIA:

· 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

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

The following will be considered a complete application packet. ALL application materials must be submitted in electronic form, and all applications will be acknowledged. Please send:
1. A descriptive title of the innovation, along with the name, 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 Innovation documentation is limited to five (5) pages or less (excess pages will not be read!); single spaced; 11 font or larger; graphs and charts are accepted as part of the page limitation.

IMPORTANT DATES:

January 15, 2013: Nominations due
February 2013: Award recipient notified
March 2013:   The Winner will be honored with the presentation of a plaque at the CBW Special Interest Group (SIG) at CCCC in Las Vegas. The winner will be invited to give a brief presentation about the winning program to the SIG attendees.

SEND APPLICATIONS / DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:
Greg Glau at Northern Arizona University: gregory.glau@nau.edu

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2012 CBW Innovations Award

The Council on Basic Writing’s Award for Innovation recognizes writing programs for innovations that improve educational processes for basic writers through creative approaches. Please note that only innovations that have been implemented will be considered for the award.

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 2012 CBW Award for Innovation.

SELECTION PROCESS

Recipients of the Council on Basic Writing’s Award for Innovation Award will be determined by a review committee. Awards will be given to approaches that clearly benefit students at the winning institution, and that may be extended to other institutions.

AWARD CRITERIA

  • 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
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS

    The following will be considered a complete application packet. ALL application materials must be submitted in electronic form, and all applications will be acknowledged. Please send:

    1. A descriptive title of the innovation, along with the name, 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 (1 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 Innovation documentation is limited to five (5) pages or less (excess pages will not be read!); single spaced; 11 font or larger; graphs and charts are accepted as part of the page limitation.


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    December 5, 2011: Nominations due

    January 2012: Award recipient notified

    March 2012: The Winner will be honored with the presentation of a plaque at the CBW Special Interest Group (SIG) at CCCC in St. Louis. The winner will be invited to give a brief presentation about the winning program to the SIG attendees.

    SEND APPLICATIONS / DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:

    Greg Glau Northern Arizona University gregory.glau@nau.edu

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    CBW Awards, 2011

    Michelle Stevier, Dickinson State University, was this year’s recipient of the Council on Basic Writing’s Travel Grant. Michelle Zollars of Patrick Henry Community College won the 2011 Innovations Award. Gregory Glau and Peter Adams presented the awards. [l-r: Stevier, Glau, Zollars, Adams]

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    Previous CBW Award for Innovation Winners

    In the past, the Conference on Basic Writing has been pleased to award the following programs with its Innovation Award for outstanding and innovative work with students in basic writing:

    2004

    San Francisco State University, “Literacy Unleashed – An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing”
    University of Wyoming’s “Synergy Project: A Learning Community for ‘At-Risk’ and Basic Writing Students”

    2005

    LaGuardia Community College, “First Year Academies: New Approaches to Basic Skills Curriculum

    2007

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice / City University of New York’s “Learning Literacy by Studying Literacy”

    Washington State University’s “Peer Facilitated Small-Group Writing Tutorials: Mainstreaming Basic Writers”

    2008

    Developmental Writing Program, Missouri Western State University

    2009

    Accelerated Learning Project in Writing, Community College Baltimore County

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    2010 CBW Award for Innovation

    2010 CBW Award for Innovation

    The Conference on Basic Writing’s Award for Innovation recognizes writing programs for innovations that improve educational processes for basic writers through creative approaches. Please note that only innovations that have been implemented will be considered for the award.

    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 2010 CBW Award for Innovation.

    Please note that nominations are due on December 1, 2009.

    For more information, please see

    http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/cbw/cbw/Awards_2010_Innovations.html

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