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Jessica Kubiak Wins Inaugural 2021 CCCC Outstanding Teaching Award

Jessica Kubiak, student in Old Dominion University's English PhD program and professor at Jamestown Community College (NY) has won an inaugural 2021 CCCC Outstanding Teaching Award. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Kubiak is one of two recipients of this award.

Established in 2020, the CCCC Outstanding Teaching Award is presented annually to honor the discipline's practitioners and make visible the best teaching practices of the field. The intent of this award is to honor teaching and CCCC members who do their primary work in the classroom every day. CCCC offers two awards each year—one for an Emergent Outstanding Teacher (first 10 years of teaching first-year writing) and a Sustained Outstanding Teacher (11 or more years of teaching first-year writing).

The award winners were chosen by committee based on evidence illustrating research-based practices; student learning among a diverse group of learners with multiple literacies and language practices; pioneering teaching methods, assignments, and activities; an engaged classroom with thoughtful curriculum delivery; meaningful, informed, and fair assessment practices; and inspiration of students and other teachers. The committee considers institution type, contact hours, number of students, populations and communities served, social justice pedagogy, universal design, and culturally sustaining pedagogies.

Kubiak will be announced as an inaugural recipient of the CCCC Outstanding Teaching Award during the 2021 CCCC Awards Presentation this Spring.