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There are two awards made by SIG FTED when individuals of high merit are nominated.  The Special Interest Group for Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development (SIGFTED) of the American Educational Research Association sponsors two awards that recognize scholarly contributions to the field of faculty teaching, evaluation and/or development. The first award, named in honor of W.J. McKeachie, recognizes the contributions of an established scholar in the field, whereas the second award, named in memory of R. J. Menges, recognizes the work of a new researcher. SIGFTED encourages its members to recognize qualified colleagues.

The W. J. McKeachie Career Achievement Award

The Special Interest Group for Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development of the American Educational Research Association established the W. J. McKeachie Career Achievement Award to recognize outstanding contributions, over a career, to the fields of faculty teaching, evaluation and development, and to SIGFTED. Past winners include Bill McKeachie (for whom the award is named), Bob Menges, Herb Marsh, John Centra, Ken Feldman, Ray Perry, Harry Murray, Phil Abrami, Larry Braskamp, Janet Donald, Michael Scriven, Jennifer Franklin, Michael Theall, Peter Cohen, Chris Knapper, Raoul Arreloa, Lynn McAlpine, Marilla Svinicki, Kenneth O. Doyle and William Cashin.

Supporting documentation for this award should include a nomination letter stating why the nominee is an appropriate candidate and a current curriculum vita of the individual. Nominees must consent to the nomination, and the recipient is expected to make an invited address to the SIGFTED Business Meeting held during the AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

The SIGFTED Awards Committe is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 McKeachie Award to be announced at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Please address nominations for this award to the Awards Committee Chair, Suzanne Young: syoung@uwyo.edu.

Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award

In 1996, the Special Interest Group for Faculty Teaching, Evaluation, and Development of the American Educational Research Association established an award to recognize outstanding scholarship by a new researcher in the areas of postsecondary teaching, evaluation, and development. In 1998, SIGFTED named the award in honor of Robert J. Menges to acknowledge his accomplishments and his mentoring of so many people in these fields. Past recipients include Robert Renaud, Dieter Schonwetter, Andrea Ward, Kent Williams, Nathan Hall, Catherine Beauchamp, Salvatore Sanders, Aliki Thomas-Pyliotis, Julie Timmermans and Mariska Knol.

Anne Benoit received the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award in 2014. She received her PhD in 2013 in Educational Studies from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Her dissertation title was "Learning from the Inside Out: A Narrative Study of College Teacher Development" and her work was focused on the role of adult learning theory in faculty development. Anne is currently a senior lecturer and coordinator of undergraduate peer learning programs at Curry College. Congratulations to Anne!

The Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award is intended to support the career development of new scholars, and as such is open to persons currently registered in graduate programs through persons who have received a doctoral degree within three years of the nomination deadline. The Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award is given in recognition of a published study, which may include an article in a refereed journal, a thesis or dissertation, or other forms of publication open to peer review. Supporting documentation should include a letter stating why the nominee is an appropriate candidate, a resume of the individual, and a copy of an article, report, study, or other work by the nominee on which the award should be adjudicated. If the document to be adjudicated is co-authored, the role of the nominee in the project should be clearly explained. Nominees must consent to the nomination, and the recipient is invited to make a presentation in one of the SIGFTED sessions held during the AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition. 

The SIGFTED Awards Committe is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award to be announced at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Please address nominations for this award to the Awards Committee Chair, Suzanne Young: syoung@uwyo.edu.

Nominations for the 2015 awards will end November 30, 2014 so be sure to get started soon.

 
 
   
     
   
 
 
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