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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 2021. The colleges selected for the awards and for honorable mention will be honored at the TYCA Luncheon at the CCCC Convention in Spokane, Washington, April 7, 2021.
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.
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Composition Programs and Writing Studies — The Writing Studies’ Professional Writing Certificate (College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL). The Writing Studies’ Professional Writing Certificate at College of DuPage is an innovative collaboration among students, professors, and professionals. Informed by compositionists of the public turn, working and returning students engage with rhetorical theory and their local communities on real world writing projects. It aligns an academic pathway in rhetoric and writing to a potential career in professional writing.
Fostering Student Success — The Informed Self-Placement Program (Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA). The Informed Self-Placement Program at Whatcom Community College is an online, student-centered direct-self-placement program that opens doors for incoming students from all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. After one year, 94% of new students self-placed into college-level English with a success rate of 81% in first-year writing. This reverses a decades-long practice of underplacing a majority of students, especially HUSOC.
Fostering Student Success — Writing Center (Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS). The Cowley College Writing Center is an academic support center dedicated to providing writing consultation to students through tutoring and workshops. The Writing Center provides professional and peer tutors who can assist with both the immediate needs of an academic, personal, and professional project and long-term writing development.