College Literacy and Learning

Special Interest Group
 

CLL is a “Special Interest Group” of the International Literacy Association and shall serve the same geographic area that the International Literacy Association encompasses. 

The purposes of CLL shall be:
1. To provide for an exchange of ideas and techniques with regard to teaching methods and diagnosis of students’ literacy and learning in two and four-year colleges and universities as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, textbooks, and teaching materials.
2.  To propose and encourage the adoption of certain specific qualifications for the teachers of college literacy and learning programs.
3.  To act as a resource body to aid colleges in implementing or improving literacy and learning programs for their students.
4.  To sponsor conferences, meetings, and publications planned to further the purposes of CLL and ILA. 

This association is organized and operated exclusively for the above-stated purposes, and no part of any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any individual member.

Any member of the International Literacy Association who is interested in the activities of CLL is eligible to become a member with full voting and other privileges.  Each member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of CLL. 

Previous International Literacy Association College Literacy & Learning SIG Award Winners
 

Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of College Literacy & Learning
1994 Dr. Barbara Martin Palmer, Mt. St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Maryland
1998 Dr. Michaeline Laine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 Dr. Eric Paulson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004 Dr. Li-Bi Shen, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2008 Dr. Deborah Kellner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2008 Dr. Pamela Mason-Egan, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
2010 Dr. Sonya Armstrong, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois


Outstanding Service to the Field of College Literacy & Learning
1988 Dr. Alice Scales, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1996 Dr. Terry Bullock, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 Dr. Elaine Cherney, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
2004 Dr. Shirley Biggs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2006 Dr. Victoria Appatova, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Texas State University - San Marcos, Texas
2012 Dr. Norman A. Stahl, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
2014 Dr. Constance Kendall-Theodo, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Outstanding Writing in the Field of College Literacy & Learning
1992 Dr. Alice Scales, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1995 Dr. Michelle Simpson, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1996 Dr. Norman A. Stahl, Northern Illinois University
1998 Dr. Hiller Spires, North Carolina A & M University, Greensboro, North Carolina
1998 Dr. Maria Valeri-Gold, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
2002 Dr. Jeanne Henry, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
2004 Dr. David Caverly, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
2006 Dr. Sherrie Nist, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2010 Dr. Russell Hodges, Texas State University - San Marcos, Texas
2012 Dr. Claire Ellen Weinstein, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas


Dedication and Commitment to the Field of College Literacy & Learning
1992 Dr. Shirley A. Biggs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1998 Dr. Terry Bullock, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 Dr. Michaeline Laine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004 Dr. Terry Bullock, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2008 Mr. Harry Prats, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 Dr. Laura Soldner, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
2012 Dr. Maria Valeri-Gold, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

2016 Dr. Laura Soldner, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
2017 Dr. Victoria Appatova, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

In 2009, CLL SIG award titles were revised to reflect the changing character of the field. Prior to 2010, awards were given in the field of “College Reading & Study Skills”. Beginning in 2010 field description was revised to “College Literacy & Learning”. In 2015, the International Reading Association changed its name to the International Literacy Association. Awards given prior to 2016, bear the former title.