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Call for Nominations - Distinguished Teaching Award

Friday, October 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Robert Leonard,  Committee Chair


The Distinguished Teaching Award may be given each year to deserving faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the quality of teaching in WSCA and the communication field in institutions in the Western region. The award is open to a wide range of faculty, including adjunct, contingent, temporary, and tenure/tenure-track instructors, regardless of whether they are full or part-time instructors. Award recipients may be from community colleges, 4-year colleges/universities, or institutions granting graduate degrees. Recipients must demonstrate teaching that rises above and beyond the craft of teaching to a sustained performance of excellence in pedagogy. This kind of teaching incites intellectual curiosity in students, can inspire departmental colleagues, and makes students aware of significant relationships between the academy and the world at large.


WSCA is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. He or she must be WSCA member.  Self or peer nominations are accepted. A letter of nomination should be submitted to Robert Leonard, the chair of the WSCA Distinguished Teaching Award, who will then contact the nominees and request the following materials: 1) WSCA membership evidence, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) summary of teaching experience, 4) summary of course evaluation data including student comments for the five most recent semesters/quarters, 5) at least two letters of recommendation (in addition to the letter of nomination and at least one of which will be composed by a student). Preferred format: PDF and word document.

Email nominations are preferred.

Please send nominations by November 30, 2015 to:


 Robert Leonard

Chair, WSCA Distinguished Teaching Award Committee

1026 Chateau Dr.

Kettering, OH 45429

Telephone: 937-272-4977



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