There are two awards made by SIG FTED when individuals of high merit are nominated. This past year we’re pleased to announce that the Wilbert J. McKeachie Career Achievement award was given to William Cashin, Founder and Retired Leader of the IDEA Center, one of the most prominent sources of high quality work on faculty evaluation and development in the country. Bill will be giving an address on his work and where it has led at next year’s conference. We encourage everyone to attend.
The second award given by the SIG is the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award, which went to (now) Dr. Aliki Thomas-Pyliotis who just finished her doctoral program at McGill University this spring. Her research focuses on the concept of evidence-based practice (EBP) and the extent to which the Occupational Therapy academic programs succeed in developing requisite skills and competencies in their participants.
Our sincere congratulations to both of these fine individuals.
Congratulations to our 2011 award recipients:
William Cashin for the W.J. McKeachie Career Achievement Award
Aliki Thomas-Pyliotis for the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award.
2012 Call for Award Nominations is open. For more information about nominating someone for either of the awards described below, contact Dr. Alenoush Saroyan, chair of the awards committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for the 2012 awards will end November 30, 2012 so be sure to get started soon.
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 Awardto 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 and Michael Theall, Peter Cohen, Chris Knapper, Raoul Arreloa, Lynn McAlpine, Marilla Svinicki, and, most recently, Kenneth O. Doyle. The SIGFTED Awards Committee is currently considering nominations for the 2012 McKeachie Award to be announced at the AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition to be held from April 13 - April 17, 2012 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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 2013 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
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 and Salvatore Sanders.
The SIGFTED Awards Committee is currently considering nominations for the 2012 R. J. Menges Award Award to be announced at the AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition to be held from April 13-17, 2012 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 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 to 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 2013 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
Chair of the Awards Committee
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