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2021 Call for Nominations, Communication & Instruction Interest Group Exemplary Teacher Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maria Blevins
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Award Background: Each year, the Communication & Instruction Interest Group recognizes exemplary teachers from around the region. The recipients of the Exemplary Teacher Award are invited to share their teaching style, strategies, and philosophies at the WSCA Convention by participating in an open forum panel. The Exemplary Teacher Panel not only recognizes the award recipient, but also engages the WSCA community of scholar-teachers in a discussion of exemplary teaching.

Nomination Information: WSCA members from any interest group are invited to nominate a colleague for this award. Nominees for the Exemplary Teacher Award may be from any level of the educational system and teach in any area of Communication. Those who wish to nominate a colleague should first contact the nominee and obtain their permission to nominate. Once consent is given, the nominator should compile the following materials into one single merged PDF file:

  • Nomination Letter, including:
          o Name of nominating colleague
          o Name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information of nominee o Description of any              teaching awards or recognition
          o Statement of nomination:

          o List of included Evidence of Exemplary Teaching (see below)

  • Nominee’s Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Nominee’s Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Evidence of Exemplary Teaching, such as:

          o Descriptions of assignments or assessments
          o Description of inclusive pedagogical practices
          o Letters of support from students or colleagues
          o Descriptions of direct observations
          o Course Syllabi
          o Example lesson plans, in-class activities, discussion prompts, etc. o Student Evaluations

    Submission Procedure: Please compile all the materials (nomination letter, nominee’s statement of teaching philosophy, nominee’s CV, and evidence of exemplary teaching) into one single merged PDF file. Send the nomination file by email to Dr. Sergio Fernando Juárez, Vice- Chair of the Communication & Instruction Interest Group: All nominations must be submitted by September 1, 2020 in order to be considered for the award.

    Questions? Please direct any questions regarding the Exemplary Teacher Award to Dr. Sergio Fernando Juárez, Vice-Chair of the Communication & Instruction Interest Group:

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