Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2008
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) with support from Wadsworth Cengage Learning invites you to participate in the Professional Equity Project (PEP). CCCC will offer a grant valued at $250 to teachers of writing with part-time or adjunct status at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities to attend the CCCC annual convention. The $250 grant includes a check for $150 to help cover expenses, a paid registration for the conference, and a coupon good for one membership in CCCC. The convention will be held in San Francisco, March 11-14, 2009, with the theme Making Waves.
Call for Nominations
A department or individual can nominate teachers who would benefit most from this professional development experience. Additionally, we do accept and encourage self-nomination. CCCC seeks nominees exhibiting a sustained interest in the teaching of writing – both faculty early in their career and more experienced faculty – who have never attended a CCCC Convention. While a department or individual may nominate as many teachers who meet these criteria as they would like, there is a generous yet limited number of grants. If there are more nominees than we have grants, one selection criterion we'll use is the date we receive nominees, so early response is desirable. Another criterion is proximity to the convention city; this year, we especially encourage nominees from the greater New Orleans area and the nearby Southeast and Southwest. Finally, we'll try to distribute grants among multiple institutions, if needs be, and we'll give priority to people who haven't yet attended a CCCC convention. Having said that, we heartily encourage all nominations.
Nomination and Award Process
We’ve designed the nomination process to be simple. Please submit names, addresses, and email addresses of nominees by email to the CCCC Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 1, 2008. We will notify grant winners by January 2009, sending each registration materials and procedures for receiving grant funds. We appreciate your support of this initiative to bring more writing teachers to our 2009 annual convention in San Francisco.
A Special Note for Administrators:
Last year a few administratiors volunteered to match the $250 grants CCCC had awarded their faculty members. One of them noted, “This opportunity provides terrific professional development at a surprisingly reasonable cost.” We agree.
We are, therefore, posing this gentle invitation to you and your institution: what matching support can you provide for your faculty? It was said, and we agree, that this is a win-win situation for both CCCC and institutions. CCCC increases the adjunct and part-time faculty presence at the conference, and institutions are able to offer and support professional development for their adjunct and part-time faculty. We think of this as a partner institution effort, and as a gesture of thanks, we will be pleased to acknowledge such participation by listing partner institutions on the CCCC website/conference program.
We hope that you too will become a partner in this faculty development effort, one that benefits instructional staff, of course, and students as well.