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Awards/Nominations &

Call for Nominations for 2015 Awards


An important element of our organization is the recognition of our colleagues for their exceptional work and efforts. Please take a moment to read through the information on our past recipients and the criteria for each available 2015 award.

2014 ECA AWARD RECIPIENTS


 


ECA members are invited to nominate colleagues for the association's 2014 Awards. The deadline for all award nominations and materials to be submitted (with the exception of the Centennial Scholarships) is February 15, 2014. Specific criteria for each award and information about where to send the nomination materials appear below.


Donald H. Ecroyd & Caroline Drummond Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award

The Ecroyd Award is presented annually to recognize excellence in teaching. The specific criteria include: (1) ECA membership for five continuous years; (2) a full-time teaching position at any level of education at the time of nomination and (3) a demonstrated record of employing communication principles as the foundation for constructing pedagogical principles applied in teaching practices.

Nominations for the Ecroyd Award must include the following information: (1) a letter of nomination; (2) five letters of support; (3) a complete, current curriculum vita; (4) evidence of teaching competency and effectiveness for the last three years or more and (5) additional materials as appropriate. All nominations and materials should be sent electronically by February 15, 2014, to:

Susan Drucker
Susan.J.Drucker@hofstra.edu

Past Officers' Award

The Past Officers' Award is presented annually to an outstanding ECA member. To be considered for the award, the nominee must: (1) be a current member of ECA; (2) be 10 -15 years beyond the doctorate; (3) be a tenured faculty member; (4) have contributed a significant body of research to the communication discipline and (5) possess a significant record of continuing service to ECA.

All members of the Past Officers' Club as well as members of the Association at large are encouraged to submit nominations. ECA past officers are ineligible for the award.

Nominations must include: (1) a letter of nomination; (2) a copy of the nominee's current vita; and (3) additional supporting materials (e.g., books, reprints of articles, additional letters of endorsement, or other appropriate information). All nominations and materials should be sent electronically by February 15, 2014, to:

Janie Harden Fritz
harden@duq.edu

Everett Lee Hunt Award

The Everett Lee Hunt Award is presented annually at the discretion of the ECA Committee of Scholars. The Hunt Award reflects the philosophic commitment and scholarly contributions of Everett Lee Hunt, one of the founders of the discipline of communication and the eighth president of ECA (1927-1929).

The nominee should have provided a major contribution to the understanding of rhetoric and communication as a human function in the contemporary world; a means of explaining and realizing public responsibilities beyond the discipline of communication; and/or an intellectual and humane instrument for merging diverse fields of knowledge in a way that infuses them with moral purpose and public significance.

The guidelines for the Hunt Award include: (1) the nominee must be a member of ECA at the time of nomination; (2) the nominee's published work (e.g., an article, book, position paper or monograph) must be dated in the previous calendar year; (3) nominations must be for scholarly (including creative) work.

Nominations should include: (1) a letter of nomination and (2) additional materials as appropriate. All nominations and materials should be sent by February 15, 2014 to:

Nancy Willets
nwillets@capecod.edu

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual ECA member for his/her contributions to the field of communication in general and to ECA in particular. A committee appointed by the President, who acts as chair, selects the recipient.

Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award must include: (1) a letter of nomination; (2) a copy of the nominee's current curriculum vita and (3) additional support materials as appropriate. All nominations and materials should be sent by February 15, 2014 to:

Danette Ifert Johnson
djohnson@ithaca.edu 

Applied Urban Communication Research Grant

The Applied Urban Communication Research  Grant is an annually endowed prize given to foster and promote significant inter-disciplinary communication research contributions that extend the boundaries of "applied research" by investigating real-life communication phenomena affecting urban communities. The prize is to be awarded to fund the development of original research that meaningfully centralizes the concerns of everyday citizens and their struggle to define, identify with, and/or construct "spaces" for discourse and/or engagement within cities. 

The recipient of the prize will receive a $2,500 grant-in-aid to be awarded to fund communication research related to urban communication. Nominees will be evaluated based on the potential impact of their work as well as the quality and rigor of their contribution. Nominees must be members of ECA.

All nominations should include: (1) a cover letter explaining why the nominee is deserving of the award; (2) a 500-word description of the work the nominee plans to do, outlining the anticipated outcomes, intended mode of dissemination of the research as well as how the research will translate in such a way that it addresses urban community needs and/or concerns; (3) anticipated budget and timetable for completion of the project; (4) a copy of the nominee's CV; and (5) at least one supporting letter from someone well-acquainted with the nominee. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominees shall submit the nomination packet and send the materials directly to the selection committee chair. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association. 

All nominations and materials should be sent by March 4, 2014 to: 

Nancy Willets
nwillets@capecod.edu

ECA Research Fellows

Research Fellow status may be awarded annually in recognition of distinguished research. The specific criteria include: (1) recognition of distinguished research in the field of communication; (2) the nominee must be a living member of ECA at the time of nomination who has been an ECA member for a minimum of ten consecutive years prior to the nomination and (3) a record of active and continuous service to ECA as manifested by such activities as an association officer, chairing an interest group, editing an ECA journal, etc.

Nominations for Research Fellows must include the following information and materials: (1) a letter of nomination; (2) a complete and current curriculum vita and (3) additional supporting documentation of an outstanding record of research as appropriate. All nominations and materials should be sent electronically by February 15, 2014 to:

Melanie Booth-Butterfield
mbooth@wvu.edu

ECA Teaching Fellows

The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) is now soliciting nominations for "Distinguished Teaching Fellows" recognition. The teaching fellows program recognizes a distinguished career of teaching excellence in the field of communication and is limited to colleagues who have active and continuous service to ECA. Potential candidates must be a living member of ECA at the time of nomination and have a minimum of ten years of consecutive ECA membership. There are no self-nominations for the "Distinguished Teaching Fellows" program.

The submission process must include a letter of nomination, current vitae, up to five letters of recommendation, and representative supporting materials that suggest at least ten years of excellent teaching activity (e.g., student evaluations, peer reviews, citations). All nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by February 15, 2014 to:

Janie Harden Fritz
harden@duq.edu

ECA Centennial Scholarships

Two ECA Centennial Scholarships are awarded each year to one deserving Ph.D. student and one deserving M.A./M.S. student. The specific criteria for these awards include: (1) current ECA membership, and (2) enrollment in a Ph.D. or Master’s program in Communication.

Nominations for these awards must include: (1) a letter of nomination from the thesis/dissertation advisor attesting to the nominee’s student status and ability to conduct original research, and (2) a 4-page/1500-word project summary from the nominee. All nominations and materials should be sent by March 15 of the year the scholarship is awarded.

A committee consisting of the immediate past ECA president, the three ECA journal editors, and the current ECA president will work to select the recipients of the ECA Centennial Scholarships.

All nominations and materials should be sent by March 15,2014 to:

Nancy Willets
nwillets@capecod.edu

ECA Article of the Year Award 

The ECA Article of the Year Award is presented annually to the most outstanding journal article published during the previous calendar year in Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, or Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.  Nominations should include a letter of nomination and a copy of the article and should be submitted to the ECA President. 

All nominations and materials should be sent by February 15, 2014 to: 

Danette Ifert Johnson
djohnson@ithaca.edu