Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

TYCA-Midwest Call for Nominations + 2020 Outstanding New Teacher Award + Deadline = May 31, 2020!

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 2020 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 teaching at their current institution, and

b) able to attend the 2020 TYCA-Midwest conference in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) 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:

A letter of nomination from a TYCA-Midwest member citing the nominee’s accomplishments and two (2) additional letters of support from students, colleagues, and/or supervisors/administrators.

Send those pieces to with the subject line: TYCA-MW Nomination.

Finalists will be asked to send in the following:

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).

Nominating someone is time-intensive, but very necessary!