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Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award Information

Named after its first recipient and given at every other International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) conference, the Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award recognizes outstanding service that has benefited the international writing center community in significant and broad-based ways.

Nominations should include the following materials:

  • A letter of nomination that includes the name and institution of the nominee, your personal knowledge of or experience with the nominee’s service contributions to the writing center community, and your name, institutional affiliation and email address
  • Detailed support documents (maximum of 5 pages). These may include excerpts from a curriculum vitae, workshop or published material, stories or anecdotes, or original work  by the nominee.
  • Other letters of support (optional but limited to 2)

Read about the history of the MHOSA in  Writing Lab Newsletter 34.7, pp. 6-7 .

IWCA Outstanding Book Award Call for Nominations

The IWCA Outstanding Book Award is given yearly. Members of the Writing Center community are invited to nominate books or major works about writing center theory, practice, research, and history for the IWCA Outstanding Book Award.

The nominated book or major work must have been published during the 2018 calendar year. Both single-authored and collaboratively-authored works, by scholars at any stage of their academic careers, published in print or in digital form, are eligible for the award. Self-nominations are not accepted.

All nominations must be submitted through the IWCA membership portal. Nominations include a letter or statement of no more than 400 words outlining how the work being nominated meets the award criteria below. All submissions will be evaluated by the same criteria.

The book or major work should

  • Make a significant contribution to the scholarship of and research on writing centers.
  • Address one or more issues of long-term interest to writing center administrators, theorists, and practitioners.
  • Discuss theories, practices, or policies that contribute to a richer understanding of writing center work.
  • Show sensitivity toward the situated contexts in which writing centers exist and operate.
  • Illustrate the qualities of compelling and meaningful writing.
  • Serve as a strong representative of the scholarship of and research on writing centers.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The winner will be announced at the 2019 NCPTW/IWCA Conference. Questions about the award or nominating process should be sent to Elisabeth Buck, IWCA Outstanding Book Award Chair, at ebuck@umassd.edu.

IWCA Outstanding Article Award Call for Nominations

The IWCA Outstanding Article Awards is given yearly and recognizes significant work within the field of writing center studies. Members of the Writing Center community are invited to nominate articles or book chapters for the IWCA Outstanding Article Award.

The nominated article must have been published during the 2018 calendar year. Both single-authored and collaboratively-authored works, by scholars at any stage of their academic careers, published in print or in digital form, are eligible for the award. Self-nominations are not accepted.

All nominations must be submitted through the IWCA membership portal. Nominations include a letter or statement of no more than 400 words outlining how the work being nominated meets the award criteria below and a digital copy of the article being nominated. All articles will be evaluated using the same criteria.

The article should

  • Make a significant contribution to the scholarship of and research on writing centers.
  • Address one or more issues of long-term interest to writing center administrators, theorists, and practitioners.
  • Discuss theories, practices, or policies that contribute to a richer understanding of writing center work.
  • Show sensitivity toward the situated contexts in which writing centers exist and operate.
  • Illustrate the qualities of compelling and meaningful writing.
  • Serve as a strong representative of the scholarship of and research on writing centers.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The winner will be announced at the 2019 NCPTW/IWCA Conference. Questions about the award or nominating process should be sent to Talisha Haltiwanger Morisson, IWCA Outstanding Article Award Chair, at thaltiwa@nd.edu.

2018 Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award

Michele Eodice, University of Oklahoma

 

2018 IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award

R. Mark Hall, Around the Texts of Writing Center Work

Nominated Texts

Elisabeth H. Buck, Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies

Rebecca Day Babcock and Sharifa Daniels, Writing Centers and Disability

Michele Eodice, Anne Ellen Geller, and Neal Lerner, The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching and Writing in Higher Education

Karen Head, Disrupt This!: MOOCs and the Promises of Technology

Timothy Horan, Create Your School Library Writing Center: Grades K–6 

Matthew Kim and Russell Carpenter, Writing Studio Pedagogy: Space, Place, and Rhetoric in Collaborative Environments

2018 Outstanding Article Award

Sue Mendelsohn, ” ‘Raising Hell’: Literacy Instruction in Jim Crow America” in College English

Nominated Texts

Sarah Banschbach Valles, Rebecca Day Babcock, and Karen Keaton Jackson, “Writing Center Administrators and Diversity: A Survey” in The Peer Review

Russell Carpenter, Scott Whiddon, and Courtnie Morin, ” ‘For Writing Centers, By Writing Centers’: a New Model for Certification via Regional Organizations” in WLN

Beth Godbee,“Writing Up: How Assertions of Epistemic Rights Counter Epistemic Injustice” in College English

Beth Hewett and Rebecca Hallman Martini, “Teaching Tutors Not to Tutor Themselves” in ROLE

Mike Mattison, “Heading East, Leaving North: Thoughts from the 2016 IWCA Conference” in WLN

Neal Lerner and Kyle Oddis, “The Social Lives of Citations: How and Why Writing Center Journal Authors Cite Sources” in WCJ

 

 Past Award Recipients

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