HCWE Awarded Certificate of Excellence from National Council of Teachers of English

By Polly Heinkel

On Friday March 11, 2022, the Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) was awarded the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Writing Program Certificate of Excellence by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). 

The CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence was established in 2004 and honors programs that imaginatively address the needs and opportunities of its students, instructors, institution, and locale; offer exemplary ongoing professional development for faculty; use current best practices in the field; use effective, ongoing assessment; and model diversity and/or serve diverse communities.

The selection committee remarked on the exemplary and innovative work demonstrated at the HCWE: 

“The program authenticates its description of ‘excellence’ exemplifying best practices in the fields of writing studies and writing centers/WAC…Impressively, HCWE extends and sustains an extensive faculty development and student support center which is committed to engaging in scholarship about the teaching and learning of writing. The HCWE Program endorses best practices in an effort to create a culture of writing on campus, wherein faculty members from all divisions take shared responsibility helping students learn to write in their disciplines.” 

The HCWE is honored to join the list of writing centers and writing across the curriculum programs recognized by the NCTE and the CCCC selection committee.