Leadership Award

The NCPTW Ron Maxwell Leadership Award for Distinguished Leadership in Promoting the Collaborative Learning Practices of Peer Tutors in Writing is given annually to a professional in the NCPTW organization that has contributed with distinction to undergraduate student development through promoting collaborative learning among peer tutors in writing. The award recognizes a dedicated individual who shows  leadership in promoting the work of collaborative learning among peer tutors.

Such leadership may be demonstrated in a variety of ways:

  • Building a record of bringing peer tutors to present at the Conference
  • Giving service to the NCPTW through hosting the Conference, serving as program chair, leading in the search for future sites, etc.
  • Fostering leadership skills among peer tutors
  • Showing evidence of leadership in collaborative learning on the home campus
  • Developing innovative peer tutoring programs in the home community
  • In general, welcoming and meeting new challenges in leading a center guided by a
    collaborative learning philosophy

While other aspects of a candidate’s professional performance—e.g., work with professional tutors, writing center research and publication—are respected by the NCPTW and are surely interrelated, this award is intended to recognize meritorious work in an area too little acknowledged.

Have someone in mind?

Email your letter of nomination to The DM (danglingmodifier.psu.edu@gmail.com) or to Jon Olson (jeo3@psu.edu). Include the nominee’s name, title, affiliation, postal address, email address, and phone number. Support the nomination with as much persuasive evidence as time permits. Helping your nominee stand out among other deserving nominees is extremely important.

The deadline is August 31 each year.

A committee (of past award recipients) reviews nominations and chooses an annual recipient. A plaque with a $200 cash prize is funded by the Maxwell family.

Consult the NCPTW for more information.

2016 Winner

 Past Winners