John G. Douglass (Statistical Research, Inc. / University of Arizona), General Editor
Stephen Acabado (University of California, Los Angeles)
Koh Keng We (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Christine Beaule (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)
Laura Matthew (Marquette University)
Martin Gibbs (University of New England, Armidale, Australia)
Sara Gonzalez (University of Washington)
Steven W. Hackel (University of California, Riverside)
Stacie M. King (Indiana University)
Rafael de Bivar Marquese (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Lee Panich (Santa Clara University)
Christopher R. DeCorse (University of Syracuse)
Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Christopher Rodning (Tulane University)
Lynette Russell (Monash University, Australia)
Natalie Swanepoel (University of South Africa)
Juliet Wiersema (University of Texas, San Antonio)
The University Press of Colorado is accepting manuscripts for publication in our Global Colonialism series, a collection of nonfiction books that investigate the effects of colonialism globally on both colonizers and the colonized. Books in the series will be selected from across a variety of fields, including archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, and history.
Conquest and colonization have characterized the human experience from the time of the emergence of state-level societies. We invite global case studies, from the earliest known examples in antiquity to the current day, as well as more synthetic works that study the ties between areas connected by colonialism. Books in this series should study colonial processes at a local level, while also examining how these processes connect to larger spheres and themes.
All proposals for the this series should follow the press submission guidelines, and submission will be evaluated by the press acquisitions staff, the series editors and/or editorial board, as well as outside experts.
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On the evening of Thursday, October 1, at the 2015 Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication annual meeting, USUP editor Michael Spooner accepted the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment on behalf of Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham, for their book Very Like a Whale: The Assessment of Writing Programs.
A Theory, a History, a Reflection
Norbert Elliot is research professor at the University of South Florida and professor emeritus of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is coauthor of Early Holistic Scoring of Writing, with Richard Haswell, and Very Like a Whale: The Assessment of Writing Programs, with Edward M. White and Irvin Peckham, and coeditor of Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity, with Mya Poe and Asao B. Inoue, and Talking Back: Senior Scholars and Their Colleagues Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies, with Alice Horning.
Senior Scholars and Their Colleagues Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies
The Assessment of Writing Programs
Congratulations to Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham! This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication, and is made for excellence in research. It will be presented at the CPTSC Annual Conference on Thursday evening, October 1, at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. For more information on the book, click here.
If you haven't been paying much attention, you may have missed a quiet academic revolution in one of the most conservative of disciplines: English and, particularly, the introductory writing course that almost all entering students were and still are required to take.