Schell and Patricia Stock
Win 2003 CCCC Outstanding Book Award
Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education, co-written by Eileen Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Book Award at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in New York City this spring.
Schell is an Associate Professor in the Writing Program and the Graduate Director of Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University; Patricia Stock is a Professor and Director of the Writing Center at Michigan State University.
The book, published by the National Council of Teachers of English, questions how the academy can "improve the working conditions of those who teach most of the core curriculum in higher education today: part-time and non-tenure-track faculty." According to the notice on the NCTE web site :
In Moving a Mountain, policymakers, academic administrators, and tenure-stream and contingent faculty focus on the field of composition as they address this question in case studies, local narratives, and analyses of models for ethical employment practices. Despite their different political stances, institutional settings, and reform agenda, contributors argue persuasively why it is in the academy’s best interest to reconsider the roles and rewards it has offered contingent faculty.
The NCTE page includes a link to a downloadable copy of the book's Table of Contents and a sample chapter.
The CCCC Outstanding Book Award is presented annually to the author(s) or editor(s) of a book published two years previously that makes an outstanding contribution to composition and communication studies. Books are evaluated for scholarship or research and for applicability to the study and teaching of composition and communication.