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CCCC Professional Equity Project (PEP)


Purpose and Eligibility: The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) invites you to participate in the Professional Equity Project (PEP). CCCC will offer a grant valued at $315 each to teachers of writing with part-time or adjunct status at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities to attend the CCCC annual convention. The $315 grant includes a check for $150 to help cover expenses, a paid registration for the conference, and a coupon good for one membership in CCCC. The convention will be held in Kansas City, MO, March 14-17, 2018.

Award Criteria: A department or individual can nominate teachers who would benefit most from this professional development experience. Additionally, we do accept and encourage self-nomination. CCCC seeks nominees exhibiting a sustained interest in the teaching of writing – both faculty early in their career and more experienced faculty – who have never attended a CCCC Convention (individuals who have never attended a CCCC convention will be given first consideration but we will still accept nominations of those who have attended).While a department or individual may nominate as many teachers who meet these criteria as they would like, there is a generous yet limited number of grants. If there are more nominees than we have grants, one selection criterion we'll use is the date we receive nominees, so early response is desirable. Another criterion is proximity to the convention city; this year, we especially encourage nominees from Oregon and the surrounding states. Finally, we'll try to distribute grants among multiple institutions, if need be, and we'll give priority to people who haven't yet attended a CCCC convention. Having said that, we heartily encourage all nominations.

Award Specifics: We’ve designed the nomination process to be simple. Please complete this nomination form for each nominee you wish to nominate (including their name, city, state, zip code, and email address) by December 15, 2017--DEADLINE EXTENDED.

You will receive a confirmation email to indicate we received your nomination in early November. We will notify grant winners by January 2018, sending each registration materials and procedures for receiving grant funds. We appreciate your support of this initiative to bring more writing teachers to our 2018 annual convention in Kansas City, MO.

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A Special Note for Administrators:
Last year a few administrators volunteered to match the $315 grants CCCC had awarded their faculty members. One of them noted, “This opportunity provides terrific professional development at a surprisingly reasonable cost.” We agree.

We are, therefore, posing this gentle invitation to you and your institution: what matching support can you provide for your faculty? It was said, and we agree, that this is a win-win situation for both CCCC and institutions. CCCC increases the adjunct and part-time faculty presence at the conference, and institutions are able to offer and support professional development for their adjunct and part-time faculty. We think of this as a partner institution effort, and as a gesture of thanks, we will be pleased to acknowledge such participation by listing partner institutions on the CCCC website.

We hope that you too will become a partner in this faculty development effort, one that benefits instructional staff, of course, and students as well.

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