The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), an association within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), awarded the 2010-2011 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence to the State University of New York at Binghamton First-Year Writing program. The honor was awarded following a self-study prepared by Kelly Kinney, director of the University’s First-Year Writing and the Writing Initiative; Mark Brantner, a former visiting assistant professor; and Kristi Murray Costello, associate director of First-Year Writing. The Selection Committee noted that Binghamton University is the model of an aspiring and growing program whose delivery of First-Year Writing is theoretically informed and supports best practices in writing instruction. The Committee noted that the program offers a fair amount of professional development, demonstrates imaginative solutions and best practices with thorough assessment, offers an enviable class size, and serves obviously diverse populations.
First-Year Writing Program
August 25, 2011