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The Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence, 2007-

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Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence, 1997-2019; Box 1 [12A-F-2B Pt.1] Contents:

Group,1: 1a. 1997-1998 HCWE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 1997-1998 Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, August 20, 1997-May 14, 1998 1b. 1998-1999 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 1998-1999 Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, August 17, 1998-April 28, 1999 1c. 1999-2000 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 1999-2000 Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, August 25, 1999-April 19, 2000 2. 1999-2000 Agendas, Howe Team Meetings 1d. 2000-2001 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2000-2001 Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, August 23, 2000-April 17, 2001 2. 2000-2001 Agendas, Howe Team Meetings 1e. 2001-2002 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2001-2002 Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, August 15, 2001-April 15, 2002 2.2001-2002 Agenda, Last Howe Team Meeting of the Year, April 18, 2002 3.2001-2002 Preliminary Sketch of Center for Writing Excellence Activities, April 19, 2002 4.2001-2002 Agenda, Howe Team Meeting, April 19, 2002 1f. 2002-2003 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2002-2003 Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, July 30, 2002-April 8, 2003 1g. 2003-2004 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2003-2004 Agenda, First Howe Team Meeting, August 25, 2003-April 12, 2004 1h. 2004-2005 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2004-2005 Notes for Sarah from Howe Team for Fall 2004, Fall 2004-April 26, 2005 2. 2004-2005 Agenda, Howe Planning Meeting, (n.d.) 1i. 2005-2006 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2005-2006 Agenda, Howe Team Meeting, August 23 and 25, 2005-April 26, 2006 1j. 2006-2007 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2006-2007, Agenda, First of the Year Howe Team Meeting, August 16, 2006-June 2007 1k. 2007-2008 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2007-2008, Agenda, Howe Team Meeting, August 17 and 21, 2007-April 23, 2008 1l. 2008-2009 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2008-2009, Agenda, Howe Team Meeting of the year, August 26, 2008-April 29, 2009 1m. 2009-2010 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2009-2010, Agenda and Minutes, Howe Team Meeting, August 19, 2009-April 21, 2010 1n. 2010-2011 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2010-2011, Minutes, Howe Team Meeting, August 25, 2010-April 26, 2011 1o. 2011-2012 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2011-2012, Agenda and Minutes, Howe Team Meeting, August 16, 2011-April 25, 2012 1p. 2012-2013 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1q. 2014-2015 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2014-2015, Agenda, Howe Team Meeting, August 12, 2014-May 4, 2015 2. 2014-2015, Agenda, Howe Team Summer Work Meeting, May 12, 2015 1r. 2015-2016 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2015-2016, Agenda, Howe Team Summer Projects Meeting, Summer 2015-April 17, 2016 1s. 2016-2017 HWCE Meeting Agendas, Memos, Minutes, and Notes 1. 2016-2017, Strategic Goals for the year, 2016 2. 2016-2017, Strategic Vision for the year, 2016 3. 2016-2017, Agenda, Howe Writing Center, July 5, 2016-January 17, 2017 2. Grants and Scholarships for Faculty (2004-2017) 3. CWE Newsletters (2006-2008) 4. Workshops for Faculty (2001-2006)

5. Workshops sponsored by the Howe (2003-2006) 6. Meaningful Writing Project (guest workshop)/Michele Eodice’s 2015 visit 7. May Workshop 2012 Part 1 a. Improving Student Writing and Learning in Any Course Faculty Summer Workshop Packet, May 8,9,10,11, 20 b. Additional Notes to Possibly add (n.d.) 8. May Workshop 2012 Part 2 (Assignment Design) 9. Howe Writing Center May Workshop Fliers, 2013-2015 10. May Workshops 2013-2014: Notes and Feedback 11. May Workshop 2014: Follow-up Meetings and Final Assignments 12. WAC Workshops 2017-2022 13. Faculty Survey Spring 2016 a. Faculty Survey Question 7.9.11,13,14,15, 17, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 18, 20 and answers, March 9, 2016 14. Faculty Development Committee (2015-2016) 15. Course Consultation: EDL 284 Todd Edwards (2017) 16. Faculty Fellows (2017-present) 17. Faculty Writing Groups (2018-2019) 18 Misc. (2002-2010) 19. Newspaper Clippings a. Newspaper Clipping of the The Miami University Report Vol. 11 No 27 February 27, 1992 "Improving Writing is the Goal of $1.8 Million Gift", February 27, 1992 20. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of the Pacesetter Vol. 6 No. 2 Fall 1996 "Improving Communication Skills in the Information Age", Fall 1996 21. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of the The Miami University Report September 28, 2006 Vol. 26 No. 6 "Howe Center Excellence Announced", September 28, 2006 22. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of the The Miami Student Tuesday, October 10, 2006 "Howe Center Announces Advisory Board, Plans King Library Faculty", October 10, 2006 23. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student Tuesday, October 10, 2006 "Howe Center Announces Advisory Board, Plans King Library Facility", October 10, 2006 24. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami University Report October 12, 2006 Vol. 26 No. 7 "National Advisory Board to Serve Howe Writing Center for Writing Excellence, October 12, 2006 25. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student Tuesday, October 17, 2006 "October is Writing Month at Miami", October 17, 2006 26. Article a. Article of the Illuminant, The Miami Universit Libraries Winter 2007 Vol. 3 No. 1 "Miami Libraries to House Center for Writing Excellence", Winter 2007 27. Newspaper Clippings a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student Friday, March 23, 2007 "Howe Center to Help Students Integrate Writing with Technology", March 23, 2007 28. Magazine a. Miamian Magazine containing article regarding Howe Family donation for Writing at Miami, Spring 2007 29. Newspaper Clippings a. Newspaper Clippings, Three Copies of The Miami Student Volume 130, No. 115 Friday, October 12, 2007 "Write On!", October 12, 2007 30. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student Tueday October 2, 2007 "Writing Center Provides Opportunities for Students", October 2, 2007 31. Article - a. Article of the Illuminant The Miami University Libraries Winter 2008 Vol. 4 No. 1 "Howe Writing Center: Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence Now Open", Winter 2008 32. Newspaper Clippings a. Newspaper Clippings, Two Copies of The Miami Student Summer 2008 "Writing is at the Heart of a Miami Education", Summer 2008 33. Newspaper Clipping a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student, October 3, 2008 34. The Miami Student a. Newspaper Clipping of the Miami Student, October 7, 2008 35. Photographs a. Photographs from Writing and Learning in the Engaged Community, 2008 37. Photographs - Roger and Joyce Howe Creative Writing Center Opening 2008 a. Six Photographs from the Opening of the Howe Writing Center, 2008 b. Nine Photographs from the Opening of the Howe Writing Center, 2008

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Bulletin Boards; 2011-2023; Box 1 [12A-F-2B Pt.2]

38. CWE Reception, Dinner Honoring Roger and Joyce Howe 2008 a. Nine Photographs from the Opening of the Howe Writing Center, 2008 39. Photographs - Howe Center for Excellence Interiors w/ Students 2008 a. Nine Photographs of the Howe Writing Center Interior with Students, 2008 40. Newspaper Clipping - The Miami Student Friday, September 23, 2011. "Howe Center Helps Garner National Recognition" a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student Friday, September 23, 2011. "Howe Center Helps Garner National Recognition", September 23, 2011 41. Photographs - Student Staff 2011-2015 42. Newspaper Clipping - The Miami Student Tuesday, January 24, 2012 "Howe Writing Center Adds New Locations, Walk-Up Services" a. Newspaper Clipping of The Miami Student Tuesday, January 24, 2012 "Howe Writing Center Adds New Locations, Walk-Up Services", January 24, 2012 43. Photographs - Fall Student Staff 2016 44. Magazine - Peer Review Vol. 19, No. 1 Winter 2017 a. Edition of Peer Review Magazine Vol. 19, No.1, Winter 2017 45. Photographs - Spring Student Staff 2017 a. Howe Welcome Staff b. Leadership team 46. Miamian Magazie Vol. 38 No.1, Summer/Fall 2019 47. Research Proflies of Kevin Vestal, Kyle Smith, Marc Papa, and Ann Jankovsky, (n.d.) 48. Giving Tribue including "Howe's Passion for Miami Continues with $3 Million Gift" article, Summer 2019

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence, 1997-2016; Box 2 [12A-F-2C] Contents: 1. SBA/FSB General (1997-2010) Letters and Correspondence a. Kate Ronald b. Patrick Serve to Katherine Ronald, September 19, 200 c. Renee Griffin to Denise Landrum, 11, April 2007 d. Letter from Caroline to FSB Website, September 4, 2007 e. Liz Wilson to Kate Ronald and Roger Jenkins f. Roger Jenkins to FSB Group of Everyone on Budget, October 30, 2008 g. Mike Curme to Kate Ronald, November 15, 201 h. Homer Erekson to RTFSBA Faculty, 2000 i. Funding Proposal for Gaines Written Communication Award and Writing Initiative Scholarship, 2004 j. Letter from Terri Barr to Paul Anderson, May 18, 2005 2. Laws, Hall and Associates Project (1999-2004) 3. SBA Faculty Workshops (1997-2001) 4. Workshops for SBA Faculty and Students (1998-2011) 5. Research Project: SBA Class of 2000 6. Research Project: SBA Class of 2012 7. Research Projects a. Exploratory Draft of a Research Study on the Campus Writing Culture during 2001 and 2002 b. Letter from Gordon Allen to Lisa Shaver and Katherine Ronald c. Application for research involving human subjects, October 26, 2006 8. Class Presentations (general) (1998-2013) 9. SBA/FSB Assessment (1997-2016) 10. SBA Core Courses Review (1996-2006) 11. Course Consultations and Class Presentations (2007-2013) a. BUS 101/102 Task Force (2007-2008) b. ECON (1998-2002) c. FIN and ACC (1998-2010) d. MGT (1998-2012) e. MIS (2000-2009) f. BUS 101 and BUS 102 18. Undergraduate Programs Development Committee (UPDC) (2004-2006) 19. Undergraduate Programs Development Committee (UPDC) (2004-2006) (cont.) 20. CAS Writing Requirement (1996-2013) 21. NSSE Results (2010-2011) 22. Advanced Writing Course–GMP Requirement Presentation (2015) 23. A Farm Kid's Journey Memoir by Roger L. Howe, February 2018

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence, 2000-2022; Box 3 [12A-F-3A] Contents: 1. Writing Center Staff Meetings Agendas (2007-2012) a. Staff Meeting Agenda, November 26, 2007 b. Student Writing Center Project List, July 1, 2008 c. Staff Meetings and Howe 20 Most Common Writing Errors,Fall 2008 d. Welcome Desk Staff Meeting Agenda, January 19, 2009 e. Weekly meeting Announcements, January 22,25, 2009 f. Howe Writing Center Meeting Agenda with grammar excercise, February 12,15, 2009 g. Responsiblities and Scheduling for Consultants, Fall 2009 h. Weekly meeting agenda, August 28,30, 2009

2. Consultant Training Courses (2007-2015) a. English 481/581 Writing Center Consulting Syllabus, Fall 2007 b. English 360 Writing Center Consulting Syllabus, Fall 2007 c. English 710 Writing Center Consulting Syllabus, Fall 2007 d. English 359 Questions for Consultants, Fall 2014 e. Howe Writing Center Research Program overview, Spring 201 3. Consultant/Employee Handbooks and Training (2012-2022) a. Consultation breakdown, (n.d.) b. Letter from Kate Francis to Students in English 481/581 regarding d. Student Assistant Job duties for Sasha and Erin, Fall 2012 e. Consultant Employee Manual, 2015-2018 4. Consultant Workshops/Seminars (2009-2012) 5. Consultant Workshops/Seminars (2013-2014) 6. Consultant Workshops/Seminars (2015) 7. Consultant Workshops/Seminars (2016-present)

8. Workshops for Writers (2009-2017) 9. Mentoring Meetings and Observation Reports (2011-2012) 10. Mentoring Meetings and Observation Reports (2014-2015) 11. Mentoring Meetings and Observation Reports (2016-2017) 12. Consultant Recruitment (2017-2019) 13. HWI People and Partnerships (2012-2018) a. Howe Writing Center People and Partnerships Packet, 2012-2018 14. HWC Consultation Feedback Forms (undated) 15. HWC Marketing Team (2013-2014) a. Howe Marketing Team Meeting, August 25, 2013 16. Student Leadership Team (2016-2017) 17. Observation Reports (2010-2011) 18. Consultant Survey Results: “what consultants need from professors” (Fall 2017) a. Help Me Help You Consultant survey on what they need from their professors, (n.d.) 19. Writing Center Staff HCBW (Spring 2019) 20. HWC Brochures (2013-2022) 21. HWC Contest/Event Flyers (2010-2021) 22. Writing Month and Contest Planning (2008) a. Email from Kate Francis to Kate Ronald regarding Planning Writing Month at Miami, August 14, 2008 b. Email from Paul Anderson to Katherine Ronald, September 29, 2008 23. Spring Banquet Programs (2017-2022) 24. Open Houses (Spring 2018) 25. Writing Fairs (2006-2015) 26. Writing Bootcamp Feedback (2012) a. Data visualization of faculty survey, October 14, 2012 27. Consultants’ Senior Reflections (2013) a. Senior Consultant Reflections, Spring 2013 28. Writer’s Progress (2018-2019) 29. Bulletin Boards (2019-Fall 2021) a. Materials on Bulleitin Boards in Room 132, Spring 2019 b. Bulletin Board Photographs, (n.d.) 30. Ohio Writing Center Consortium (2008-2012) 31. HCWE and The Ohio Writing Project (2015) a. Overview of Howe Writing Center and Ohio Writing Project Program, February 6,2015 32. ENG 415 Capstone Research on Students’ Perceptions of HWC 2016 33. Staff Feedback on HWC Handouts (Fall 2015) a. Activity one with notes for All-Staff Meeting, Fall 2015 c. Activity two for All-Staff Meeting, Fall 2015 d. Activity one woth notes for All-Staff Meeting, Fall 2015

34. Handouts/Resources for Writers 35. Handouts/Resources for Applying to Jobs or Graduate School (2009-2012) 36. Handouts/Resources for Specific Genres or Disciplines (2010) 37. Handouts/Resources for SBA Students (1998-2007) a. Guide for Writing in a Business context, (n.d.) 38. Handouts/Resources for Faculty/Consultants (n.d.)

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence, 1997-2022; Box 4 [12A-F-3B] Contents: 1. Office Hours and Calendars (2003-2009) 2. Annual Activity Reports and Center Assessment (2003-2009)* 3. Annual Activity Reports and Center Assessment (2010-2019)* 4. Roger and Joyce Howe and Howe’s gift* (2005-2019) 5. HCWE Opening Photos (2007)* 6. Creating the HCWE and Culture of Writing at Miami* (1999-2006) 7. Budgeting and Expense Reports (2002-2011) 8. HCWE Space Design and Architecture Planning (2006-2007)

9. Howe National Advisory Board and Howe National Advisory Board Reports* a. 2002-2011 10. Local Advisory Board* (2012-2019) 11. CWE Steering Committee (2000-2002)

12. Howe Website (1999-2008) 13. Writing at Miami (website) (2013-2014) 14. Writing at Miami (website) (cont.) (2014-2015) 15. Howe Writing Initiative Student Sign-In Sheet(2005-2011) 16. Kate Ronald (1997-2016) 17. TA Training (2007-2009) 18. Presidents Enrichment Award for CWE Proposal (2001-2004)* 19. Conference CFPs, Presentations, and Proposals a. 2010-2018 20. Articles Written by HCWE Faculty/GAs (2000-2001) 21. CWE Position Openings and Applications (2001-2016)

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence, 2008-2021; Box 5 [12A-F-3C] Contents:

1. Three Copies of Love and Honor The Great Seal Essays Commenmorating the Opening of The Armstrong Student Center, 2014 Miami University 2. Miami University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 2015-2016 Teammate of the Year We Hereby Express Our Sincere Appreciation to Howe Writing Center in Recognition of Your Outstanding Performance, Productivity and Dedicated Service

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; DVDs and CDs; 2004-2010; Box 6 [12A-F-4A] Contents: Cassette Tapes 1. Student Presentation for Marketing, (n.d.) 2. John Jackson, Febriary 29, 2008 3. Carolyn Miller, (n.d.) 4. Nancy Sommers, October 23, 2008 5. Dick Light, (n.d.) 6. Forum, (n.d.) 7. Todd Taylor Talk at Center for Writing Excellence, November 2, 2007 8. Ron Kellogg, (n.d.) 9. Terry Zanacki and Anna Habib, (n.d.) 10. Symposium with Terry Zanacki, Anna Habib, Bob Gayne, NSEE, Denise Krall, Paul Anderson, Michael Carter, 3 minutes with questions, (n.d.) 11. No Title, (n.d.) 12. Writing Newsletters Workshop (PRSSA), February 11, 2008 13. 12pm at 212 Macmillan, February 27, 2009 14. Mike Carter, (n.d.) 15. Kathy Yancey, October 24, 2008 16. Tom Miller, August 8th, 2009 17. Matsuda, August 26, 2008 18. Punch Workshop, (n.d.) 19. 10am at 212 Macmillan, February 27, 2009 20. Medical School Presentation, (n.d.) 21. Powerpoint Presentation Workshop, February 28, 2008 22. Johnson, October 15, 2008 24. Symposium, (n.d.) 25. Macauley, (n.d.) 26. No Title, (n.d.) 27. Alexander, (n.d.) 28. No Title, (n.d.) 29. Wendy Hesford, November 19, 2008 30. 5pm Dissertation Workshop, (n.d.) 31. No Title, (n.d.) 32. Chris Anson, October 10, 2007 33. McKinney, (n.d.) 34. Writing Effective Cover letters, February 27, 2008 35. Resume Workshop at the Howe Writing Center, February 21, 2008 36. First Chantaque session and bag, (n.d.)

CDs Page 1: 1. Howe Writing Center Binder, (n.d.)

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Posters; 2006-2017; Box 7 [2R-F-3A] Contents: 1. Howe Symposium on Writing in Higher Education Bicentenial Event Howe Center for Writing Education Poster, 2009 2. Howe Center Bluprints poster, (n.d.) 3. October is Writing Month at Miami Poster, (n.d.) 4. Future Home of the Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence Poster, (n.d.) 5. Faculty Workshops Improving Student Writing and Learning poster, (n.d.)

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Posters; 2006-2017; Box 8 [2R-F-3B] Contents 1. Creating Universal Meaning: Using Metaphors in Writing Center Consultations poster, (n.d.) 2. Howe Writing Center Presents Takeaway Tuesdays poster, Spring 2014 3. Thank Your Roger and Joyce Howe 10th Anniversary poster, 2006 4. Improving Training for Better Writing Consulatants poster, (n.d.)

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Posters; 2006-2017; Box 9 [2R-F-3C] Contents: 1. Howe Celebration-Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and The Sciences poster, 2015 2. Building Writing Consultant Self-Efficacy Towards Consulting Across the Disciplines poster, 2017 3. Celebrate Science Spring poster, 2015

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Posters; 2006-2017; On shelf [2R-F-Shelf 3] Contents: 1. Student Writing Day Poster, Spring 2006 2. Celebrate 3. I Love Writing at Hueston Woods Poster, (n.d.) 4. Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence "Life is not a pretty thing" poster, (n.d.) 5. Poster of the Howe Writing Center's NCPTW Conference in South Padre Texas Presentation on Implementing Videotaped Observations for Self-reflection featuring Kate Francis, Marc Papa, Kevin Vestal, Anna Jankovsky, and Kyle Smith, November 2-4. 2018 6. iWrite October Writing Fair poster, (n.d.)

Miami University General, A-Z; Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Bulletin Boards; 2011-2023; Box 11 [12A-F-4B] Contents: 1. Partnership Materials, fall (2021-22) 2. Bulletin Boards, spring (2022) 3. Employee Lounge Displays, spring (2023) 4. Fall (2021) a. Kick Off Photos b. Crafting: Note-Taking Seminar c. Jamboard Portrait: Establishing Rapport 9. Writing Center 10. Self Study Report: A Basis for Planning for the Future by Assessing the First Four Years 11. Business Writing, pamphlet, (n.d.); Business Writing Faculty support, pamphlet, (n.d.) 12. Faculty Writing Fellows Program, flier, (n.d.); Faculty Writing Fellows Program, flier, (n.d.); Junior Faculty Writing Hours, flier, (n.d.) 13. Creative Writing at the HWC, pamphlet, (n.d) 14. Schedule Fall 2023, flier, fall (2023) 15. Writing Across the Curriculum Program, sheet, (n.d); Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Writing Fellows Program, pamphlet,(2019); Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Writing Fellows Program, pamphlet,(2019) 16. English Language Learner Writing Center, flier, (n.d.);Graduate Writing Program, poster, fall (2023) 17. Introducing the Howe Writing Center, pamphlet, (n.d.) 18. English Language Learner Student Guide, pamphlet, (n.d.); All Writers Need Readers Student Guide, pamphlet, (n.d.); Graduate Student Guide, pamphlet, (n.d.)

Dates

  • 2007-

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Biographical / Historical

The Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) opened in 2007 through a gift of $10.5 million from Roger and Joyce Howe. It is housed on the first floor of King Library. The HCWE exists to ensure that Miami students excel as college writers and are prepared to excel as writers in their careers, roles as community and civic leaders, and personal lives. The Center stands as a demonstrated statement of Miami’s strong institution-wide commitment to writing.

Dr. Paul Anderson was the founding director of the HCWE, followed by Dr. Kate Ronald. Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, the current director, took on the role in 2016. Previously, in the mid-1990s, the Howes had given a gift to establish the Howe Professorship in Written Communication in the Farmer School of Business. Over time, the Howe-funded activities in Farmer became informally known as the “Howe Writing Initiative” and more recently as “The Howe Center for Business Writing.” Those activities and the Howe Professor operated separately from the Howe Center for Writing Excellence for their duration. Dr. Kate Ronald was the first to hold the Howe Professorship. Dr. Heidi McKee followed her in that role.

In January 2019, the Howes gave an additional $3 million gift and rewrote their existing gift agreement to consolidate all of their gifts and streamline the administrative work and philosophy of all Howe-funded activities under the umbrella of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. As a result of these changes, the Director of the HCWE now holds the title of Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication, and all activities funded by Howe money are overseen by the person holding those roles.

The HCWE achieves its objectives through writer-facing initiatives (The Howe Writing Center-HWC) and teacher-facing initiatives (the Howe Writing Across the Curriculum programs-HWAC). Per the terms of the most recent Howe agreement, the HCWE has special funds to provide support for Farmer faculty to inculcate writing into their courses and programs.

In the Howe Writing Center, undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff can receive feedback and support on any writing project from trained peer consultants. The HWC, with support from HWAC staff, also seeks to provide innovative writing support outside consulting hours (for example, with writing hours and writing retreats, newly imagined and scaffolded in 2022). Historically, the HCWE had only one director who oversaw all the work. When Dr. Wardle was hired, she negotiated a line for a tenure-track Writing Center Director. Dr. Lizzie Hutton became the first person to fill this role in Fall 2018.

Through the Howe Writing Across the Curriculum program, faculty and graduate teaching assistants can receive ongoing support for developing writing courses, embedding writing in courses across the university, reimagining teaching writing effectively, and designing research projects to study writing. In 2021 we were asked by President Crawford to consider how to reach alumni and others from beyond the university, and we did that through designing and launching the online Miami Writing Institute (MWI). We view the MWI not only as an important online professional development offering for the university but as an extension of our HWAC programming where we can share research and best practices about writing with Miami alumni and a wider public audience. It is a model for future external facing-work.

Finally, the HCWE is a center of scholarship, where we study and enact best practices about writing pedagogy and policy. All HCWE staff and graduate students, as well as many of the undergraduate student consultants, regularly conduct, present, and publish research about our activities. The HCWE also supports a special book series on Writing Research, Policy, and Pedagogy through Utah State University Press in order to effect larger writing-related change beyond Miami and Ohio.

Extent

From the Record Group: 125 Boxes

From the Record Group: 8 Volumes

From the Record Group: 2 Reels

From the Record Group: 297 Items

From the Record Group: 311 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Repository Details

Part of the Miami University and Western College Memorial Archives Repository

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