Applications due Friday, 3 March at 5 p.m.
Are you a graduate student who approaches writing instruction in an innovative way? Do you use writing tasks or assignments to facilitate students’ learning in your field? Consider applying for the 2016 Writing Across the Curriculum Outstanding Writing Instruction Award.
The award recipient will receive a $200 monetary award furnished by the Writing Across the Curriculum Student Organization and public recognition as an outstanding instructor who uses writing to teach in innovative ways. The application deadline is Friday, 3 March at 5 p.m.
Are you eligible to apply?
- Applicants must be a graduate student during the 2016-2017 academic year and a present or former instructor or teaching assistant in a course at OSU.
- Those who have applied in the past but have not been awarded are eligible to apply.
- Honorable mention recipients are eligible to apply again.
- Past winners are ineligible to apply.
To apply, submit (in .doc, .docx or .pdf format * ) the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A one-to-two page cover letter that explains a student learning challenge you identified and the writing-based solution that you developed to address it,
- a syllabus from the relevant course,
- and a sample assignment/activity/lesson plan that shows your writing-based solution to a student learning problem (annotations are optional)
- (optional) a context paragraph providing necessary background for judges to interpret the sample
* Please title your files with your last name and first name plus file names (example: BuckeyeBrutus_syllabus).
Your submission will be judged on how well the materials:
- Explain the innovation of new uses of writing in your course
- Provide evidence of using writing to help students overcome learning challenges
- Connect writing to significant concepts or knowledge in your field
- Indicate that you improve your teaching based on assessment and feedback
The WAC team will review applications and select finalists for interviews with the WAC team. We will select the winner and honorable mentions by mid-April.
Have questions about your application? We encourage you to contact the WAC program (via Dr. Chris Manion at email@example.com) to arrange an optional consultation before you submit your application materials. The last day for these consultations will be Monday, 27 February 2017.
Best of luck!
The WAC Team at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing
Web site http://cstw.osu.edu/wac
WAC wiki http://go.osu.edu/wacwiki