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College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English. Issues may also include review essays. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

Published September, November, January, March, May, and July

ISSN: 0010-0994 (print); 2161-8178 (online)

Editor: Kelly Ritter

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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Instead of the one-directional expectation that transfer students adapt to our institutional environment, we recognize that the university also has a responsibility to make research-based adjustments to become more receptive to transfer students. Given the shifting landscape of US postsecondary education, we believe all four-year institutions could benefit from undertaking similar processes of mutual adjustment, facilitating transfer students’ transitions by seeking to understand their situated experiences as writers and developing locally sensitive curricular and programmatic responses. (p. 336 in Gere et al) 

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