TORRANCE, Calif., (May 3, 2004)— The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), the non-profit organization dedicated to the document communications industry, announced today their 2004 “Call For Nominations” for the annual EDSF Educator of the Year Award. Extended to educators in all segments of the document communications industry worldwide, in all communication mediums, the award is presented to individuals who are dedicated to the expansion of the industry through innovative teachings.
“Technologically speaking, there are tremendous advances being made in the industry today, which are mirrored in the curricula of our academic institutions,” said Jeanne Mowlds, Executive Director of the EDSF. “As a result, there are incredible individuals who are dedicated to their profession and innovative in their teachings making the process of selecting a candidate both challenging and exciting.”
This year, the Foundation is seeking nominations for educators of excellence in the following two segments:
Educator of the Year in Higher Education, sponsored by Pitney Bowes, Inc.: This award is presented to educators who are dedicated to the advancement of our industry through education. They have made outstanding educational contributions in the electronic document, multimedia communications and graphic media industry. Such individuals demonstrate leadership, motivation, innovation, and enthusiasm.
Four-year college and university educators, in all segments of the document communications industry, including the printing industry, all levels of graphic media, computer science, and electrical engineering, are eligible for this award.
Secondary-Post Secondary College Educator, sponsored by Kodak Versamark, Inc.: This award is presented to a teacher who is dedicated to the advancement of our industry through education in a secondary or post-secondary school. The individual has made outstanding educational contributions in the electronic document, multimedia communications, and graphic media industry. They demonstrate leadership, motivation, innovation, and enthusiasm.
High school and post-secondary teachers, in all segments of the document communications industry, including the printing industry, all levels of graphic media, and computer science are eligible for this recognition.
Nomination Process and Criteria
Nomination forms are available on the EDSF web site (http://www.edsf.org/nomination_form2.cfm), or contact EDSF directly. Nominations must include the following information: completed nomination form, a detailed description of the candidate’s major educational contributions and significant accomplishments, the candidate’s biographical description or resume, and letters of support from colleagues, students, or trainees.
Nominations for the EDSF Educator of the Year are based on the following criteria:
- Reflects dedication, motivation, and enthusiasm for education as portrayed through his/her leadership with colleagues and/or students
- Promotes the importance and support of industry training and education within their organization or academic institution
- Reflects the importance of leading-edge technology and addresses the most current needs of the industry through his/her teachings
- Prepares students to contribute to the future of the document communications industry
- Provides a specific example of educational or training accomplishment attributed to the individual
-Demonstrates leadership at the local, state, national or worldwide level
The deadline date for nominations is May 30, 2004 and the award recipient will be notified in July 2004. The EDSF Excellence in Education Awards committee will select the recipients — the committee consists of knowledgeable individuals representing the document communications industry and academic institutions. The 2004 EDSF Educator of the Year recipients will be awarded during the EDSF Board of Directors reception in Dallas, Texas during the Xplor International Global Conference and Exhibit on October 26, 2004.
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