The Conference on College Composition and Communication supports and promotes research on and the teaching and study of college composition and communication and the publication of scholarly materials about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric. It also works to enhance the conditions for learning and the teaching of college composition and to promote professional development and acts as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.
To that end, CCCC is accepting nominations for the Advancement of Knowledge Award, which is presented annually in recognition of empirical research published in the previous two years that most advances writing studies (i.e., a work eligible for the 2017 award will have been published in calendar year 2015 or 2016).
To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member of CCCC and/or the National Council of Teachers of English at the time of nomination. To nominate a publication for the award, the author, editor, publisher, or reader must be a CCCC and/or NCTE member.
For complete award guidelines, information about previous winners, and nomination instructions, see the CCCC website.