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The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later, edited by Nicholas N. Behm, Gregory R. Glau, Deborah H. Holdstein, Duane Roen, and Edward M. White, received the Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators at its annual conference on July 17, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. The annual award honors the book that addresses issues of long-term interest to WPAs, makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of writing program administration, and serves as a strong representative of the best work in the field. This year's award recognized books published in 2013. In making its announcement, the award committee had this to say:
The WPA Outcomes Statement is a living document, and this edited collection reflects how the Outcomes Statement is adapted in different environments in response to different challenges. This edited collection explores several ways in which the WPA Outcomes have been used to develop curriculum and enact change at many levels. Because of the breadth and depth of the contributions, this book will be a useful resource for years to come. It's not only a retrospective, but a forward-looking work that provides ideas for institutions at all levels.
Co-editors Nicholas N. Behm and Duane Roen were on hand to receive the award. Gregory R. Glau, a professional photographer and co-editor, supplied the image for the book's cover.
The award marks the second consecutive year that a Parlor Press book received the award. In 2014 the award went to GenAdmin: Theorizing WPA Identities in the Twenty-First Century by Colin Charlton, Jonikka Charlton, Tarez Samra Graban, Kathleen J. Ryan, and Amy Ferdinandt Stolley.
For additional information, contact David Blakesley at Parlor Press.