Marissa McKinley, an instructor in the Department of English, is the first winner of the CTE/WAC Teaching of Writing Award.
The Center for Teaching
Excellence offers the award to applicants who demonstrate excellence in the teaching of writing in combination with the teaching of course content through writing as a mode of learning. The award is intended to recognize the thoughtful use and
balance of writing-to-learn activities, writing-to-communicate assignments, and a commitment to improving students' communication skills. It is funded by the Writing Across the Curriculum program.
Because McKinley teaches in English, WAC Director Bryna Siegel Finer recused herself from the committee that evaluated her application. McKinley received a certificate and $500 at the Center for Teaching Excellence Recognition Dinner on April 27, 2017.