Jinx C. Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History
This award is presented to the winners of the division’s teaching competition. Members may submit an innovative teaching strategy to the contest, which is judged by a committee each spring.
Teaching ideas should be original, tested, and transformative pedagogies that have been used by the author in teaching media and journalism history and could be used by other instructors or institutions. Teaching ideas should help professors address one or more of these pedagogies: diversity, collaboration, community, or justice. The competition welcomes a variety of teaching ideas, including those taught across a quarter/semester or taught as a module within an individual course. The 2022 deadline for submissions is February 15.
The applications should be submitted as one document saved in a PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History” and should include:
- Required: a three-page CV
- Required: a single-spaced, two-page discussion of the teaching idea that includes a 250-word overview followed by discussions of these seven criteria used for judging:
- Originality (makes clear how the work has not been published or presented at a conference or an online forum previously; is not in any other 2022 AEJMC competition; and does not represent another person’s teaching without acknowledgement of that work and discussion of significant modification by the author),
- tested (describes how employed previously in the author’s classroom),
- transferability (makes a case for how other schools/classes/programs could use),
- degree of transformative nature (speaks to evidence of how the teaching leads to a marked change on the part of students, such as via assessment or student feedback),
- degree of focus on diversity, collaboration, community, and/or justice (addresses one or more of these pedagogies, as defined by the author),
- degree of clarity (presented clearly, completely, and concisely).
- willingness to present (expresses willingness to present at the 2022 AEJMC conference)
- Optional: a set of supplementary teaching materials relevant to the teaching idea, such as syllabus, assignment, handouts, links, or slide, saved as PDF and no more than five pages
- Melita M. Garza, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
- Kathy Roberts Forde, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Katie Foss, Middle Tennessee State University
- Will Mari, Louisiana State University