Dr. Dawn Fels’ dissertation, “The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influence of Standardized Instruction and Assessment,” has been selected to receive honorable mention for the Berlin Award at the 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Michele Eodice, a member of the selection committee, stated that “the dissertation tackles issues of standardized instruction and assessment, and is impressive in its treatment of the writing center as both research and vernacular site. The dissertation is most impressive in its sustained attention to its leading research questions and in the freshness of its portrait of peer tutors as caught between worlds, one pressing for standards, the other for students’ finding themselves as writers and learners.”
Congratulations to Dr. Fels.
Department of English