Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Program Awards

Awards to Recognize USA and Canada Community
College English Teachers and Administrators

GrantWatch ID#: 160628
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National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) - The Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) of NCTE and Bedford/St. Martin's


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Awards, including a $500 travel stipend, to USA and Canada community college English teachers and administrators in recognition of their innovative programs that enhance students’ language learning. These awards focus on programs (i.e., broad initiatives), rather than single classes or classroom strategies.

Programs may be exclusive to the discipline of English or work in combination with other disciplines, college services, or community and workplace groups.

These awards will:

- Provide opportunities for professional enrichment by recognizing and publicizing exemplary programs
- Encourage collaborations that seek wider perspectives and a variety of points of view
- Stimulate colleges to invest in innovative programs that hold the promise of bringing meaningful education to all students
- Acknowledge the leadership of National TYCA and NCTE in promoting and recognizing excellence in the teaching of language and literature in the nation’s two-year colleges

Program Suggestions for 2017:

1. Reaching Across Borders:

- Partnerships with Business
- Partnerships with High Schools, Colleges, and Universities
- Service Learning
- Interdisciplinary Programs
- Distance/Distributed Learning
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- Community Outreach

2. Enhancing Developmental Education:

- Preparing for the Workplace
- Serving Special Populations
- New Models for Building Writing and Reading Programs
- Programs Teaching with Innovative Methods of Instructional Delivery
- Assessment/Placement Programs
- Student Learning Outcomes

3. Fostering Student Success:

- Transfer and Honor Programs
- Serving Special Populations
- Programs Teaching with Innovative Methods of Instructional Delivery
- Mentoring and Tutoring Programs
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Writing Centers

4. Enhancing Literature and Cultural Arts:

- Programs Teaching Literature with Innovative
- Methods of Instructional Delivery
- Collaborative College and Community
- Cultural Arts Programs or Events
- College Literary Arts Programs

Winners will be granted a $500 travel stipend to attend the annual TYCA Breakfast at the CCCC Convention.

Applicants must complete the online submission form, with a brief description of their program (60 words or fewer), and a narrative (1,000 words or fewer).

How the Recipients will be Honored:

A teacher and an instructional administrator from each of the winning programs will be guests of honor at an awards presentation at the annual TYCA Breakfast at the CCCC Convention.

Winners will be granted a $500 travel stipend to attend the event.

Names of the awards winners will be published in Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC), regional TYCA newsletters and journals, and other appropriate NCTE publications. More detailed descriptions will be published in TETYC and on the TYCA/NCTE Web page.

Recipients of winning and honorable-mention programs may be invited to present their programs in TYCA-sponsored presentations at NCTE or CCCC conventions, at other related national conventions, and at the regional conferences where the winning colleges are located.

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