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Awards to USA College English Teachers to Recognize Outstanding Language Learning Programs

Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Programs in English Award


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National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) and Bedford/St. Martin’s
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Important Dates
Deadline: 12/01/22 Save

Grant Description
Awards to USA English teachers at two-year colleges to recognize educational programs that improve language learning for students. The award program honors teachers for outstanding initiatives that help students achieve career, college, and personal goals. Program activities include curriculum, faculty development, and assessment.

Program applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Attention to the three areas of program activity: curriculum, faculty development, and assessment. Not all applications will necessarily attend to each area equally, but the best programmatic initiatives understand how these areas are related and can account for their relationships.
  • Responsiveness to current exigencies, such as local, national, and disciplinary trends and conversations.
  • Innovation, including novel strategies and tactics for addressing exigencies and programmatic issues.
  • Evidence of the initiative’s success. Success can be measured in different ways and may include a variety of different kinds of evidence depending on the initiative.
  • Details about the scope and impact of the program, including information about various aspects of the programmatic initiative and key stakeholders, such as participants who support the initiative and populations served by the program.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Awards are given to two-year college teachers and their colleges.

Pre-Application Information
Nominations must be submitted electronically no later than December 1.

The TYCA Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the 2023 Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Programs in English Award. The colleges selected for the awards and for honorable mention will be honored at the TYCA Luncheon at the CCCC Convention in Chicago, IL, February 15–18, 2023. The award winners will also be invited to submit their work as an Instructional Note/What Works for Me article in TETYC at the beginning of each volume year.

Contact Information
The online nomination form can be found at the bottom of the URL for Full Text, see below.

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