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Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Programs in English Award
Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) of NCTE and Bedford/St. Martin’s
The first awards in memory of Diana Hacker were presented at the TYCA Breakfast at the CCCC Convention in 2005
The Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Programs in English Awards for Two-Year Colleges and Teachers are given annually and honor two-year college teachers and their colleges for exemplary programs that enhance students’ language learning, helping them to achieve their college, career, and personal goals. The TYCA Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the award to be given in 2020. The colleges selected for the awards and for honorable mention will be honored at the TYCA Luncheon at the CCCC Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 25, 2020.
Applicants must complete the online submission form, with a brief description of their program (60 words or fewer), and a narrative (1,000 words or fewer). For more information read the award brochure or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be submitted electronically no later than December 1, 2019.
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Composition Programs and Writing — Accelerated Learning and Writing (North Central Michigan College, Petoskey). North Central Michigan College’s Accelerated Learning and Writing Program consists of one Accelerated Learning Program developmental course, two first-year composition courses, and an early writing-in-the-disciplines project. Our courses reflect the CWPA Outcomes (3.0) and integrate six key threshold concepts as guiding principles. The curriculum draws from writing-about-writing and teaching-for-transfer scholarship, stressing metacognition and students’ development of personal theories of writing.
Composition Programs and Writing — Online + at SLCC (Salt Lake Community College, UT). The Online + program supports instruction in online sections of our general education writing courses: English 1010 and 2010. Online + is an innovative teaching model that leverages the strongest elements of both online and face-to-face learning. This model capitalizes on flexible online discussions and assignments combined with physical and digital meeting spaces to anchor student learning.
Composition Programs and Writing — Placement Reform through Rhetorical Analysis (Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville). To discontinue use of commercial placement and meet the constraints of placement, the English Department at SWIC created a rhetorically-based placement exam and tested it in their classes for two years with some success. The new exam, while still indirect assessment, covers a different writing construct, one that allows for a shift in placement for misplaced lowest-level Basic Writing students.