2019 Call for Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education Selection Committee

September 01, 2019

One Position, for a member from a four-year institution, to serve a three-year term starting in January 2020 

The Teaching and Learning Council requests nominations for a committee member to serve on the selection committee for the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. 

The Donald H. Ecroyd Award honors an NCA member who exemplifies superlative teaching in higher education. Award winners hold a master’s degree or higher in the communication discipline; hold a full-time teaching assignment at an institute of higher education at the time of nomination; and have a superlative teaching record. 

Qualifications: Nominees should be at the mid-career stage or beyond.

This committee is comprised of representatives from a two and a four-year institution, and the immediate past award winner. 

This year the TLC seeks a faculty member or administrator in a four-year college, or one who has retired from such a post, and who has had at least 10 years of teaching experience; or an individual engaged in a nonacademic professional position in the field (e.g., communication consultant), or who has retired from such a post, who has had at least five years of teaching experience. This person will serve for a three-year term and will chair the committee in the second and third year of the term. 

Self-nominations are encouraged. 

Nominations for the committee member position must include the following materials (copies will not be returned):
•    a cover letter nominating the person for the position, limited to two pages and providing a detailed rationale for why the person should be considered for the committee and their willingness to serve a full term
•    the nominee’s vita
•    up to three letters supporting the nomination

Nominations should be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to Shannon VanHorn, chair of the Teaching and Learning Council by September 1.