STC is seeking nominees for the 2018 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication. This award honors true academic mentorship; a record of successful students, defined as those who are involved in STC, and actively working in the profession; involvement in student activities outside of the classroom; innovation and creativity in teaching, and involvement in research that leads to changes in the way technical communication is taught.


The award is open to STC members who have belonged to the Society for at least ten years, have been involved in post-secondary education for at least fifteen years, and whose primary career is teaching the philosophy and theory of technical communication as a distinct discipline. Candidates can be nominated by department chairs, deans, colleagues, or students. Recommendations are due 2 October 2017, and recommended candidates must provide supporting materials by 13 November 2017. The chosen honorees will be notified after a vote by the STC Board of Directors in early 2018. The award will be presented at the Honors Reception at the 2018 STC Technical Communication Summit in Orlando, FL.


For more information, please visit For questions, please contact Jay R. Gould Committee Chair Pam Brewer at, or STC staff liaison Elaine Gilliam at Good luck to the nominees!


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