ASU Prep Academy to host series of information sessions

January 21, 2011

Administrators at ASU’s Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic campus will host a series of information sessions starting this month to discuss new curriculum and high school launch for the upcoming school year.

The sessions will cover how to enroll, the school’s recent name change (formerly University Public School Polytechnic), adoption of the internationally-recognized Cambridge Curriculum, and the academy’s new high school launch of 9th grade in fall 2011 with an expansion to grades 10-12 over the next three years. Download Full Image

For families interested in learning more about the academy, the following 60-minute information sessions are scheduled:

• 6 p.m., Jan. 24

• 6 p.m., Feb. 7

• 6 p.m., Feb. 28

• 6 p.m., March 30

• 6 p.m., April 12

• 6 p.m., April 28

For more information, call ASU Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic campus at 480-727-5750 or visit">">

Lisa Robbins

Editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications


Researchers win $10,000 grant for writing study

January 21, 2011

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), an association within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), has awarded a 2010-2011 CCCC Research Initiative Grant to ASU's Paul Kei Matsuda and Tanita Saenkhum for their proposal, “The Placement of Multilingual Writers in First-Year Composition Courses in U.S. Colleges and Universities: A Nationwide Survey.”

Established in 2004, this program currently awards grants of up to $10,000 for research that will advance the organization. The CCCC supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

At the 2011 CCCC Annual Convention, April 7, in Atlanta, Paul Kei Matsuda and Tanita Saenkhum will be publicly announced as recipients of a CCCC Research Initiative Grant. Download Full Image

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library