Resources, Updates, and Events

The site provides resources for ECE English teachers and updates about events, policy changes, and ongoing pedagogical exploration. Resources include information about ECE certification, regular blog posts, and a handy, ECE-friendly overview of UConn’s FYW pedagogy. If you have ideas for improving the site, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Who We Are

Scott Campbell
ECE English Faculty Coordinator

Jason Courtmanche
ECE English Assistant Faculty Coordinator

Hannah Taylor
ECE English Program Assistant

Upcoming Events

  1. ECE English Spring Conference ECE English Spring Conference9:00am 4/3

Contact Us
Address: University of Connecticut
Hartford Campus
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2914

Aetna First-Year Writing Award

The Aetna First-Year Writing Award, sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing, is an award for excellent expository writing/nonfiction composed in a First-Year Writing class. Winners are awarded cash prizes and will be publicly acknowledged and given an award certificate at the Aetna Celebration of Student Writing on Monday April 27 , 2020.

Submissions for student writing completed during Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 are now open. The deadline for submissions is:  APRIL 1, 2020.

Submissions may be nominated by an instructor or self-nominated. To submit your (student’s) work, please:

  1. Download and complete the prize submission form.docx.
  2. Remove student and instructor names from the paper.
  3. Email both the submission form and your essay (in either DOCX or PDF format) to

An awards committee will review all submissions in early April. Good luck! If you are a winner, you should expect to be notified by Mon. April 20, 2020.