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Submissions for the Teaching Ideas Competition

Call for Submissions for the Teaching Ideas Competition

The call for submissions for the Law and Policy Division’s Seventh Annual Teaching Ideas Competition is now open. The division wants to hear all of your ideas for innovation in teaching communication law and policy. Submissions could focus on a creative approach for studying a case or cases; new ideas for incorporating social media or multimedia experiences into courses; effective in-class group activities or assignments that help students synthesize key lessons; a group project that encourages collaborative learning; a lesson plan or syllabus that reveals an innovative approach for a seminar or skills course; an idea for experiential or service learning; or any other area of teaching and learning that will help others improve their courses.

Winning submissions will receive certificates and cash prizes: $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. Winners will be recognized during the AEJMC Law and Policy Division business meeting in San Francisco, and their ideas will be showcased on the division website and in Media Law Notes.

All submissions must be received by May 1, 2015. Submissions must be sent as an email attachment (specifically, a Word document) to Teaching Chair Jonathan Peters at jonathan.w.peters@ku.edu. Please use “Teaching Ideas Competition” in the subject line.

Include your name, affiliation, contact information, and the title of your idea at the top of your submission. Describe your teaching idea in 1-2 pages (single-spaced) in this format: introduction to your idea, your rationale for it, an explanation of how you implement the idea, and student learning outcomes. Include any appropriate hyperlinks at the bottom of your submission, and include any relevant attachments to your email.

A panel of judges will blind review each submission based on the idea’s creativity, innovation, practicality, and overall value to students. Submissions will be acknowledged via email but not returned.

Submitters need not be Law and Policy Division members. Both faculty and graduate students are welcome to submit. Previous entrants who were not awarded may revise and resubmit ideas from previous years. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2015. For any questions, please contact Jonathan Peters at jonathan.w.peters@ku.edu.