CFP: CWPA Award for Outstanding Scholarship on Writing Program Administration

CWPA Award for Outstanding Scholarship on Writing Program Administration

This award recognizes an outstanding article published in a refereed journal besides WPA: Writing Program Administration. Whereas the Kenneth Bruffee Award recognizes the best article published in this journal, the CWPA Outstanding Scholarship Award calls attention to the range and depth of work being done on writing program administration across various publication venues outside of CWPA. Together with the Bruffee Award, it showcases and rewards the intellectual work of writing program administrators.

Scholarship that qualifies for this award will:

  1. Demonstrate an informed methodological or theoretical perspective;
  2. Present new knowledge about writing programs, writing program administration, or writing processes and theories relevant to WPAs;
  3. Take a generative stance that suggests ways of thinking that WPAs may use to build on or transform the ideas presented;
  4. Employ empirical, observational, or theoretical evidence that illustrates real and current practices in writing programs, and in institutions;
  5. Suggest potential for replication in other professional and institutional contexts.

Articles published between January 1st and December 31st, 2014 in any refereed journal in any academic field are eligible (publication date must be 2014). To nominate an article, please send the following attachments to Beth Brunk-Chavez at no later than November 15, 2015:

  1. A PDF of the article, or a link to where it may be found online, in the case of a web publication;
  2. A brief statement of nomination (one page or less) that addresses how the article meets the criteria listed above;
  3. Contact information (if known) for the author/s of the article nominated for consideration.

Inquiries can be directed to Beth, and self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. 

The winner will be announced at the 2016 CWPA conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Members of the award committee are Beth Brunk-Chavez (chair), University of Texas-El Paso; Matthew Bridgewater, Woodbury University; Ellen Carillo, University of Connecticut; Y. Isaac Hinojosa, Texas A&M University Corpus Christie; Amy Rupiper Taggart, North Dakota State University.