Humanities Professor Receives Award for Book on Writing Assessment
Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, received the Stephen P. Witte Award for Excellence in Writing Assessment Scholarship for his book On A Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment (New York: Peter Lang, 2005). Instituted last year, the Witte Award is given on annual basis by the Journal of Writing Assessment.
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