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Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers

by Ben Rafoth
Multilingual writers—often graduate students with more content knowledge and broader cultural experience than a monolingual tuto—unbalance the typical tutor/client relationship and pose a unique challenge for the writing center. Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers explores how directors and tutors can better prepare for the growing number of one-to-one conferences with these multilingual writers they will increasingly encounter in the future.

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Securing a Place for Reading in Composition

The Importance of Teaching for Transfer

by Ellen C. Carillo
Securing a Place for Reading in Composition addresses the dissonance between the need to prepare students to read, not just write, complex texts and the lack of recent scholarship on reading-writing connections. Author Ellen C. Carillo argues that including attention-to-reading practices is crucial for developing more comprehensive literacy pedagogies. Students who can read actively and reflectively will be able to work successfully with the range of complex texts they will encounter throughout their post-secondary academic careers and beyond.

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Congratulations to Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak, Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing is the winner of the 2015 CCCC Research Impact Award!

AAUP to Serve in Advisory Capacity on Mellon-funded Study of Monograph Costs:
A Task Force of AAUP Board and staff members including UPC director Darrin Pratt, under the aegis of a Mellon-funded planning grant, worked with ITHAKA's Nancy Maron to think through and craft a grant proposal for the full project last year. Mellon has announced the award of that grant. 20 presses, representing the full demographic diversity of university presses, will participate in the study. The information that should result will be invaluable in ongoing conversations on the future of UP work, and indeed for each member's own internal benchmarking and management.