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Nominate faculty for awards honoring writing instruction

SAGES and the Writing Program seek nominations for two awards for excellent writing instruction. These awards honor faculty who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to and success in teaching academic writing to CWRU students.

The Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary & Professional Writing

This award recognizes teaching that has contributed to the development of student writing within academic and professional fields across the university (other than English). Nominees can be tenure-track or non-tenure track regular faculty currently employed in any school or college of CWRU. This award is designed to recognize instructors who have helped their students publish academic/scholarly work, instructors/mentors of graduate/professional students, and/or instructors of SAGES Departmental Seminars and Senior Capstones (where discipline-specific writing is taught).

The SAGES Excellence in Writing Instruction Award

This award is given annually to an instructor in the SAGES program who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to and success in teaching academic writing to CWRU undergraduates. Nominees may be at any rank, from graduate student writing instructor through tenured full professor, but they must have provided substantial writing instruction as part of one or more SAGES seminars during the 2019-2020 academic year. This award is designed to recognize faculty working in SAGES First and/or University Seminars.

All nominations are due by Tuesday, March 31. Winners will be honored at the Writing Program Awards on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. in the Guilford Parlor. Contact Martha Schaffer ( with any questions. 

Read more about the awards and get the nomination form.