AJHA National Award in Teaching

The American Journalism Historians Association seeks nominations for the organizations National Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes a select group of college and university teachers who excel at teaching in the areas of journalism and mass communication history, make a positive impact on student learning, and offer an outstanding example for other educators. A teacher nominee may be tenured or untenured, and should hold either a full-or part-time appointment at a college or university that confers an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree in journalism, mass communication, communication studies, or history as of the submission due date. All nominees must have responsibility for teaching the history of journalism and mass communication either as a stand-alone course or as part of a broader course. Nomination letters may be submitted by a supervisor or peer. In addition, the nominee is responsible for providing supporting materials.

The annual AJHA Award for Excellence in Teaching honors a college or university teacher who excels at teaching in the areas of journalism and mass communication history, makes a positive impact on student learning, and offers an outstanding example for other educators. An honorarium of $500 accompanies the prize.

AJHA National Award in Teaching Eligibility

A nominee may be tenured or untenured, and should hold either a full- or part-time appointment at a college or university that confers an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree in journalism, mass communication, communication studies, or history as of the submission due date.

All nominees must have responsibility for teaching the history of journalism and mass communication either as a stand-alone course or as part of a broader course.

AJHA National Award in Teaching Application Process

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy ( no more than 2 pages )
  • A syllabus from a favorite course ( must be mass comm. history-related )
  • Sample assignment and/or sample lecture
  • Teaching evaluations ( summary tables, previous 2 years if untenured; 4 years if tenured). Written peer and/or tenured faculty reviews of teaching may also be included.
  • Letters of support – one from each level:
    • Administrator ( dean / chair )
    • Colleague
    • Former student ( be sure to indicate the relationship of the individual to the nominee and institution, e.g., is the individual currently a graduate student in the nominee’s department? )

Nominations should be sent to Education Chair Kaylene Armstrongelectronically as a PDF (one file).

AJHA National Award in Teaching Application deadline

  • The winner will be recognized at the 30th annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, October 6-9 in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Application Deadline : 15th July, 2017

Contact Details
Barbara Friedman,
AJHA Education Committee,
UNC-CH, School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
CB 3365, Chapel Hill NC 27599,

 

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