NCA's Outstanding Tutor Award

The award shall be presented to the person who has demonstrated excellence as a tutor in a Communication Center. Considerations include quality of assistance, dedication, knowledge, creativity, and unique contributions. No more than two nominees per institution may be nominated in a given year. Nominees may be either undergraduate or graduate students (as of May 1st of the nominating year).

The Nomination Should Include:

  • A cover letter stating why the person should be recognized as an outstanding tutor in a Communication Center
  • A statement from the nominee about his or her participation in the Communication Center
  • The nominee's current vita
  • Evidence of the above considerations
  • A minimum of two and maximum of three letters of recommendation, including one from the director of the nominee’s Communication Center, and one from the tutoring staff at the nominee’s Communication Center.

Each nomination should be submitted as a single PDF file. Nominations must be submitted by February 13th of the award-granting year. Nominations will be coordinated by the student advocate of NCA's Communication Centers Section. The recipients (one graduate one undergraduate) will be chosen by two review committees consisting of current NCA Communication Centers Section members. The award will be presented at the NACC conference, and reported at the NCA convention. Winners do not need to attend either meeting.

*The name of the award will be adapted to the usage at the recipient’s institution —e.g., tutor, peer advisor, or consultant.

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