Cristyn Elder and Bethany Davila, who are both Assistant Professors of Rhetoric and Writing, published in the thirty-fifth issue of Composition Forum, a journal of pedagogical theory in rhetoric and composition. Their article, entitled, “Welcoming Linguistic Diversity and Saying Adios to Remediation: Stretch and Studio Composition at a Hispanic-Serving Institution” describes the stretch/studio program recently implemented in English here at UNM; the program for which Davila and Elder received the 2016 Innovation Award from the Council on Basic Writing.  From their abstract:

The stretch/studio program responds both to an institutional move away from remediation and to the large number of linguistically and racially diverse students at our institution. In this profile, [Davila and Elder] describe the new program’s curriculum, which focuses on and values the linguistic and cultural diversity of our students. [They] also share the initial results of [their] assessment of the program and [their] plans for the future. [They] offer this profile as a successful model for adaptation by other writing programs that are also implementing stretch/studio courses and/or that have a growing number of linguistically and culturally diverse students on their campus.

Read the full article on their award-winning program here.