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Innovative Pedagogy Award

Submissions open June 25, 2019, and the deadline for submissions is July 30, 2019, 5:00PM CT. 


The Innovative Pedagogy Award is designed to recognize new methods, perspective and techniques in the teaching of Cinema, Television and Emerging Media Studies. Because there are myriad forms of innovative processes, we would encourage all those doing work that extends and expands the teaching of our field to apply for this award. These practices and/or programs could include, but are not limited to, repeated student-centered practices within a particular class (i.e. developing videographic essays or performance, production and theory-based coursework), or programs for administration and/or faculty members (in addition to undergraduates and graduate students) to foster greater understanding Production Studies (above and below the line) or to discern bias and inequity in industrial and institutional practices (explored through role-playing games, workshops, and seminars). We welcome self-nominations as well as nominations by colleagues and/or student members of SCMS.

The initial requirement requires a letter of nomination/self-nomination endorsing introducing the professor or lecturer and the innovation of their particular practice in the teaching of Cinema, Television and/or Emerging Media and/or in the training and/or the professional development of those who teach within the field. At the next level, the nominated individual will be asked to produce a short dossier (10 pages): including a short biography (1 pages); a statement about how this practice is innovative (2 pages); illustrations of the practice including materials that guided the process, examples of the work produced or visual evidence of the product (video, webpage, pictures) (5 pages) and two letters from faculty and/or students who have engaged in this practice/process (2 pages total).

This award will be awarded for the first time at SCMS 2020.

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