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The University of Minnesota’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program Wins Two International Awards

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The University of Minnesota’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program has received international recognition by winning two prestigious awards. The first is the 2023 Exemplary Enduring Program Award, which was announced at the Sixteenth International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference at Clemson University. Bestowed jointly by the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum and the WAC Clearinghouse, the Enduring Program Award is presented to one WAC Program that has operated for at least 11 years and is recognized for extraordinary achievements in establishing, maintaining, and sustaining effective WAC programming. The selection committee noted that the University’s 35-year-old Writing Across the Curriculum Program is doing more than supporting writing across the curriculum; it is making shifts to the culture of writing on campus and beyond—having impact at a broad scale.” The WAC team shares the honor of this award with the many faculty members and instructors who serve as Faculty Liaisons in its WEC Program, for with the Office of Undergraduate Education, for its steadfast support of effective writing and writing instruction. 


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The second award is the 2021 Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award for Writing Enriched Curricula: Models of Faculty-Driven and Departmental Transformation, edited by Pamela Flash and Chris Anson. Along with editorial and chapter contributions from Flash, the book also includes a chapter from Assistant Directors Matthew Luskey and Daniel Emery. The book also received an honorable mention for the 2023 Best Edited Collection on Writing Across the Curriculum.