The Society for Technical Communication recognizes the San Diego Chapter at the highest level: a Platinum Community in the Community Achievement Awards!
For providing value to your members and promoting the Society and the profession through your excellent mentoring programs, student outreach activities, education programs, networking events, and innovative “Webinar Mania” program.
The STC Community Achievement Award exists to recognize our outstanding communities for providing outstanding member services modeling success, and fostering innovation, which encourages collaboration, and ultimately serving the members of STC.
In addition to serving STC and its communities, Community Achievement Award-related activities provide individual members with many valuable professional development opportunities, including:
- Meeting and networking with other professional technical communicators
- Developing project leadership skills through volunteering for and managing community and Society level projects
- Gaining exposure to industry tools and best practices
- Gaining exposure to companies that employ technical communicators
Levels of Award
The application for the Community Achievement Award is quite extensive. Points are awarded for activities done in 2016.
A community can earn up to 71 base points when working for a Community Achievement Award. This total comprises all the optional activities in categories 1-7. In addition, completing activities in category 8 can earn up to 10 “bonus” points for going above and beyond.
The following table lists the award names and point requirements based on 71 base points (rounded down to the nearest whole number).
- Platinum Community Award: 63 or more points (90%)
- Gold Community Award: 56 to 62 points (80%)
- Silver Community Award: 49 to 55 points (70%)
- Bronze Community Award: 46 to 48 points (65%)
Awards can be earned by multiple communities. As in previous years, communities are not competing with each other. Communities perform the activities listed on the Community Achievement Award Application, using these activities to serve the professional technical communication community.