Application for Promotion to Full Professor

Application for Promotion to Full Professor

For Office Use Only                                                                           _____________________________________                                                                         Fiscal Year                 Recommendation No.   Section 1 Application for Promotion to Full Professor   Name of Candidate: Yanick Rice Lamb Present Rank: Tenured Associate Professor 3.Proposed Rank: Tenured Full Professor School or College: Communications 5. Department: Media, Journalism and Film Date of First Appointment at Howard University: August 2001 as Lecturer Date of Last Appointment at Howard University: August 2007 as Associate Professor; tenure in August 2012 College or University Faculty Experience: Associate Professor and Chair Howard University, Washington, DC Department of Media, Journalism and Film August 2015-Present   Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Chair Howard University, Washington, DC Department of Media, Journalism and Film August 2013-2015   Associate Professor and Print/Online Journalism Sequence Coordinator Howard University, Washington, DC Department of Journalism August 2007-2013   Lecturer and Print/Online Journalism Sequence Coordinator Howard University, Washington, DC Department of Journalism August 2001-2007   Honors, Awards and Other Distinctions 2018, Social Justice Investigative Journalism Fellowship, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University 2018, Visiting Professor Program, Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) 2016, Project GRAD, Distinguished Service to Humanity Award, Akron, Ohio 2016, Proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives 2016, Proclamation from the Mayor of Akron 2015, Serve as founder, adviser and team-teacher of TruthBeTold.news 2016 Best Independent Online Student Publication, Region 2, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards 2016 National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Awards for Collegiate Online Features, “Is D.C. Still the Chocolate City?” 2015, National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Award for Digital Features, “Dealing With Dementia” 2015-present, CETLA begins using my digital portfolio...
Launch of Jim Vance Media Academy

Launch of Jim Vance Media Academy

STRONG LEGACY — I’m honored to be on the board of the new Jim Vance Media Academy at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. The Vance Scholars show great promise, and it gave us chills to hear them recite their journalism pledge of ethics. Our future is...

Promotion Cover Letter

Cathy Hughes School of Communications Department of Media, Journalism and Film 525 Bryant St. NW, 230 Washington, DC 20059     August 14, 2018   Dear Dean Lawson-Borders and APT Committee Members, I am truly honored to apply for promotion to full professor. I cannot imagine a more rewarding way to expand my contributions to academia, digital media and the legacy of Howard University. I am especially excited about continuing to contribute to the development of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. My online application and digital portfolio includes evidence of how my teaching, research/creative activities, service and professional accomplishments meet and exceed the qualifications for promotion to full professor. They can be reviewed at https://yanickricelamb.com/howard-portfolio. The APT requirements are set forth in Recommendation 306-2015 and the departmental Guidelines for Creative Achievement in Appendix A. Taken together, these documents offer examples of scholarly and creative activities that have been deemed “exemplary” and “high” as determined by the faculty, peer institutions and best practices of the discipline. The journalism section on page 7 of Appendix A also notes the following: While length may be a consideration, it should not be the overriding consideration in evaluating a piece of work. What is more important is the quality of the work and its impact on public debate and to what degree it speaks for the voiceless in underserved communities. A series of short pieces that are timely can make as valuable a contribution as a book, which can take months or years before it reaches the public. On promotion from tenured associate professor to full professor, Recommendation 306-2015 states the following...

Grants

2018-19. $8,800 social justice investigative reporting fellowship and grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, as part of a nationally competitive journalism initiative funded by the Ford Foundation. 2016-18. W.K. Kellogg Grant; $300,000 to develop the Urban Health Media to train high school students to cover health disparities in Washington and Baltimore under the leadership of Howard University Trustee Reed Tuckson, M.D., and Jayne O’Donnell, USA Today, health-care reporter, in collaboration with Morgan State University. 2016, NBCUniversal Grant; $5,000 to sponsor “NewsVision” on WHUT-TV. (Collaborated with Professor Jennifer Thomas, executive director and instructor) 2015-16, Online News Association Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education Grant; $35,000 to develop TruthBeTold.news, a student-run fact-checking website. 2013, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, one of five Summer Faculty Scholars Fellowships, $2,500 for “Telling Our Stories: Black Journalists Past and Present” to be presented during the MSRC Fall Colloquium series. 2012, AEJMC Council of Affiliates, one of three proposals selected for the Second Annual Industry Research Forum Award; $1,000 for “All the News That Fits on Tablets: An Analysis of News Consumption and Best Practices” to be presented at national AEJMC conference, August 2013 in Washington, D.C. Ongoing applications and letters of inquiry, along with visits to the Foundation...

APT and Other Documents

PDFs and links of the following documents are available below by clicking on the title.   APT Table of Contents   Appointments, Promotion and Tenure  (APT) Guidelines Howard University Faculty Handbook Cathy Hughes School of Communications Recommendation 306-2015 Appendix A for Department of Media, Journalism and Film   Criteria for Promotion to Full Professor and National Distinction   Application for Promotion The evaluation period covers the previous six years, dating back to 2012, as reflected in the list of publications included in the application. The publications are numbered and can be found throughout this portfolio.   Curriculum Vitae    Classroom and student evaluations are included with the appropriate courses in the Teaching section and cited in the Application for Promotion here and above....