Call for Nominations: 2014 CLTA WALTON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Deadline: April 30, 2014)

The CLTA Walton Lifetime Achievement Award, founded in 1998 by friends and colleagues of Ronald Walton, and funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s (1943-1996) lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding, is given for overall contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy. All members in the community of Chinese language teaching and research, with the exception of current CLTA officers and members of the Board of Directors, are eligible for the award. The Walton Award consists of a plaque presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting.

To nominate a candidate for the Walton Award, please submit: 1) a letter of nomination describing the candidate’s scholarship, service, leadership, and innovative contributions in the field of Chinese language teaching, 2) a current Curriculum Vitae of the nominated candidate, and 3) two letters of support from other CLTA members addressing the candidate’s accomplishments in the categories mentioned in (1).

More information about the CLTA Walton Lifetime Achievement Award on our website:

Nominations for the Walton Award should be sent (preferably as PDF file attachments via email) by April 30, 2014 to Cecilia Chang,; or by postal mail to:

Cecilia Chang
Associate Professor of Chinese
Department of Asian Studies
85 Mission Park Drive
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

The name of the winner will be announced and Award presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting. The name of the winner will also be reported in the January issue of CLTA Newsletter and on this web page.

Thank you in advance for your nomination submissions.

Cecilia Chang
Chair of the 2014 CLTA Awards Committee