The July 15th deadline for the IWCA Outstanding Article Award is fast approaching. Review the guidelines below, and send in your nominations:
Members of the Writing Center community are invited to nominate articles about writing center theory, practice, research, and history for the IWCA Outstanding Article Award. The Award will be presented at the IWCA Annual Conference held in Chicago, IL, November 10-13, 2017.
The article must have been published in calendar year 2016. Both single-authored and collaboratively authored articles, by scholars at any stage of their academic careers, published in print or in digital form, are appropriate. All submissions will be evaluated in the same way and by the same criteria. Self-nominations are not accepted.
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.
To nominate an article, write a letter of no more than 400 words addressing the criteria above. Attach the letter and a digital copy of the nominated article to an e-mail addressed to: Lisa Bell, 2017 IWCA Outstanding Article Award Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due July 15th, 2017.