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Walter Sindlinger Writing Award

To:       Teachers College Faculty
From:   Thomas James, Provost and Dean of the College
Re:       Walter Sindlinger Writing Award

I am pleased to provide you with information about the annual Walter Sindlinger Writing Award, an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate student achievement.

Walter Sindlinger was a member of the TC faculty from 1958 -1979, and was one of the leaders in higher education of the community college movement.  Even after retirement, he continued to serve students and the College by working with scores of doctoral students in AEGIS and Higher Education Administration.

In recognition and appreciation of Walter's service and support to generations of students, an anonymous donor provided funding for an annual award of $1,000 to recognize the achievement of a student who has produced an exceptional work as part of her/his course requirements. The work could take the form of: a response to a class assignment, a course exam, a term paper, or dissertation proposal developed in the context of a dissertation proposal seminar or course. This work can be written or can be a class assignment that is multimodal, including, among other things, webpages, movies, and artwork.  Please know that Masters projects or thesis, certification exams, qualifying papers, and dissertations are excluded from consideration.

If you would like to nominate a student from your class (note that the student does not have to be from your department), please send the name of the student, your name, the course title, syllabus, and a copy of the written work to your Department Chair. Each department will establish their own procedures for selecting their nominee.  Departments with student enrollments exceeding 800 students will be allowed to nominate two students, all other departments will be allowed to nominate one student. 

Departmental nomination(s) for the Walter Sindlinger Writing Award must be forwarded by Department Chairs to the Vice Provost's Office by March 11, 2016. These nominations can be from any course taken in either Spring or Fall 2015 semesters by a currently enrolled student.

Three complete copies of the proposal and attachments including course syllabus should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Provost, 113 Zankel Building. If you have any questions, please contact Vice Provost Katie Embree at or (212) 678-3991. Notification will take place the week of May 2, 2016.