Call for Nominations

TYCA-Midwest Call for Nominations: Outstanding New Teacher Award

Deadline May 31, 2019!

TYCA-Midwest invites you to nominate exceptional part-time and full-time English instructors early in their professional careers for the Outstanding New Teacher Award for 2019. The winner will receive a plaque honoring the achievement, will be recognized at the Friday luncheon at the 2019 conference, and will receive a $100 gift certificate to NCTE.

Nominees must be teaching at any two-year college and must be:

a) within the first five years of their teaching careers, and

b) able to attend the TYCA-Midwest Fall conference to accept the award if selected.

Nominees should excel in at least four of the following:

    • Clearly stated instructional objectives

    • Adequate preparation and demonstrated mastery of subject matter

    • Appropriate instructional methods (e.g., detailed syllabi, well-organized presentation, timely and appropriate feedback to students, effective classroom style, use of instructional technology, etc.)

    • Significant results (e.g., outstanding students’ achievement, student expression of course value, etc.)

    • Presentation of instructional strategies (e.g., conference papers and/or publications focusing on pedagogical issues.)

    • Service to the department or institution

  • Reflective critique (e.g., use of assessment or evaluation to improve course, creation of new course, etc.)

The nomination packet must include:

1. A letter of nomination from a TYCA-Midwest member citing the nominee’s accomplishments.

2. Two (2) additional letters of support from students, colleagues, and/or supervisors/administrators.

Please send nomination packets as one email attachment to Brian Lewis ([email protected]) with the subject line TYCA Nomination.

Finalist will be asked to send in:

1.The nominee’s current curriculum vitae.

2.  A syllabus from a current course.

3. A statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching (not to exceed two pages).