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Call for Nominations: 2017 WSCA Distinguished Teaching Award

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Donna Gotch, 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 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award; anyone nominated must be a WSCA member.


Self or peer nominations are accepted. A letter of nomination should be submitted to Donna Gotch, 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, 2016 to:




Donna Gotch

Chair, WSCA Distinguished Teaching Award Committee

Department of Communication Studies

California State University San Bernardino

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Telephone: 909.537.7390 

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