Awards and Grants






Assistant Professor Award

The University Council for Workforce and Human Resources Education (UCWHRE) recognizes the accomplishments in research, teaching, and service of an individual in the early academic career stage through this award. Each UCWHRE institution is eligible to submit one nominee for consideration of this award.  The due date for submission is February 1, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1.   Nominee must be a full-time assistant professor or a full-time assistant clinical, research, teaching (or equivalent designation) professor at the nominating member institution and hold an earned doctorate in a field related to the department program.
  2.   The nominee must have been employed by the nominating institution for at least two years, with a total of at least three full years at the assistant professor rank (in the 4th year of employment at the minimum).
  3.   Only one nomination may be submitted from each member institution.

Procedures:

A nomination packet must be submitted electronically and should include:

  1. A nomination letter from the immediate administrative unit head, or department head, if different from the unit head.
  2. Two letters of support from tenured faculty members at the same employing institution with a rank of associate professor or above outlining the nominee’s performance in teaching, research, and service.
  3. The nominee’s CV

Judging and Award

  1. Judging will be conducted by three UCWHRE Officers
  2. Recipient will receive a plaque and be recognized at the annual Council meeting.

Please submit the nomination packet no later than February 1, 2018 to the Assistant Professor Award Committee Chair, Dr. Leane B. Skinner, at skinnal@auburn.edu

Dr. Leane B. Skinner, Coordinator

Career and Technical Education

Curriculum and Teaching, Auburn University

5040 Haley

Auburn, AL 36848-5529

(334) 844-3823

skinnal@auburn.edu

 

Outstanding Dissertation Award

The University Council for Workforce and Human Resources Education (UCWHRE) recognizes the contributions to the knowledge base of our field by a recent doctoral graduate.  Each UCWHRE institution is eligible to submit one dissertation for consideration of this award. The due date for submission is February 1, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Any doctoral program graduate from a UCWHRE program unit completing the degree between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  2. Only one dissertation may be submitted from each member institution.

Procedures:

  1. Letter of nomination from submitting institution and one copy of the dissertation must be submitted electronically to the Chair of the award committee.
  2. Criteria for selection:
    1. Statement of the Problem 10 points
    2. Theoretical Constructs or Rationale 15 points
    3. Design 10 points
    4. Sampling 15 points
    5. Data Analysis/Techniques(s) Used 25 points
    6. Summary of the Results 10 points
    7. Expected Impact 15 points

100 points total

Judging and Awards:

  1. Judging will be conducted by three UCWHRE council members
  2. Recipient will receive a plaque of recognition, a check for $500, and be recognized at the annual Council meeting.

Please submit the letter of nomination and one copy of the nominated dissertation electronically by February 1, 2018 to the Outstanding Dissertation Committee Chair, Dr. John G. Cannon, at johnc@uidaho.edu.

John G. Cannon, Ph. D.

University of Idaho

Career and Technical Education Program

College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

322 E. Front St., Suite 440

Boise, ID 83702

Email: johnc@uidaho.edu

Office Phone: (208) 364-4031

 

Doctoral Student Conference Grants

The Conference Grant program addresses the University Council’s goal to promote graduate student research. Each year the Trustees of the Council award up to 6 travel grants of $300 each to present refereed papers at the research conferences organized by ACTER (Association of Career and Technical Education Research), AHRD (Academy of Human Resource Development), and AERA (American Education Research Association).

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Each member institution may nominate one graduate student per year. Student must be in good standing.
  2. Written proof of acceptance to present a refereed paper or poster must be in hand at the time of application.
  3. Eligible conferences are: ACTER, AHRD (US, European, and Asian conferences), and AERA.
  4. No more than 3 awards will be given for any one conference per year.

Procedures: Application Packet to include:

  1. Letter of nomination from advisor
  2. Conference letter of Acceptance
  3. Conference flyer/announcement/website
  4. Copy of accepted paper
  5. Conference budget (travel, registration, accommodation, etc.)

Judging and Awards:

Applications will be reviewed several times per year based on conference schedule. Deadlines are as follows:

  • January 15: AHRD American conference
  • January 15: AERA
  • May 15: AHRD European conference
  • October 15: ACTER
  • October 15: AHRD Asian conference
  • Judging will be conducted by two UCWHRE Council members
  • Successful applicants will receive a check by mail within 4 weeks from the application deadline.

Please submit nomination packages electronically to the UCWHRE Conference Grant Committee Chair, Dr. Elaine Adams at adamsje@uga.edu

Dr. Elaine Adams

Workforce Education Program Coordinator

The University of Georgia

850 College Station Road

Athens, GA 30602

(706) 542-4204

adamsje@uga.edu

 

Nexus Award

The University Council has established the Nexus Award program to encourage and acknowledge efforts at exploring the connection between career and technical education and human resource development.  The “nexus” between the disciplines can be described as areas of theory, practice, or research methodology that explore and reveal the dynamics within and among variables, interventions, and contexts that apply to both CTE and HRD.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Anyone presenting a refereed paper or poster at the annual Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) conference is eligible for the award.
  2. One award will be given each year.
  3. ACTER presenters are invited to self-nominate for the award.

Procedures:

  1. An application should be submitted to the committee chair within 4 weeks from the conclusion of the ACTER conference. The packet should include:
    1. Application letter outlining how the paper or presentation meets the letter and intent of the award.
    2. Copy of the paper/poster

Judging and Award

  1. The Immediate Past President of the Council will serve as Committee Chair.
  2. Applications will be reviewed by the Chair and two members of the Executive Board.
  3. Recipient will receive a plaque and be recognized at the annual Council meeting.

Please submit the nomination packet electronically by December 31, 2017 to the Nexus Award Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Allen, at Jeff.Allen@unt.edu.

Dr. Jeff Allen

Professor and Director

Center for Knowledge Solutions

Department of Learning Technologies

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76203

Jeff.Allen@unt.edu

 

Meritorious Service Award

Through this award, the University Council recognizes a faculty member from a member institution each year for long-term and high-impact service to the Council and the profession.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  1. Each member institution may nominate one faculty member per year for this award.
  2. The Meritorious Service Award will be selected using the following criteria:
    • The impact of the faculty member’s contribution to the Council.
    • The contribution of the faculty member’s work to the broad field of workforce, career and technical, and human resource education.
    • The quality and quantity of the faculty member’s work in research, teaching, and service in the field.

Procedures:

  1. A nomination letter from any past or present faculty member of a UCWHRE member institution outlining the nominee’s qualification in terms of the selection criteria.
  2. Two letters of support from past or present faculty members at UCWHRE member institutions.
  3. The nominee’s CV

Judging and Award

  • Judging will be conducted by three UCWHRE Trustees
  • Recipient will receive a plaque and be recognized at the annual Council meeting.

Please submit the nomination packet electronically by February 1, 2018 to the Meritorious Award Committee Chair, Dr. Cynthia Pellock, at cxp162@psu.edu.

Dr. Cynthia Pellock

Workforce Education Development Program

Director, Professional Personnel Development Center for CTE

301 Keller Building

University Park, PA 16802

Cxp162@psu.edu

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The University Council Lifetime Achievement Award is the Council’s highest award and recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions throughout their career to research, practice, theory, and policy of workforce and human resource education. The award is open to anyone in the wider CTE/HRD arena, including elected officials, agency leaders, policy makers, senior administrators, researchers and scholars, and others. Current and former Council members as well as faculty at Council member institutions are equally eligible for this award.

Procedures:

  1. Any past or present council member may submit a nomination for the award.
  2. Nomination letters should outline the major contributions of the nominee to the field of CTE and/or HRD.
  3. Nominations should be submitted no later than February 1, 2018.
  4. The current president of the Council serves as Award Committee Chair.
  5. Nominations are reviewed by the Executive Committee.
  6. Recipient will receive a plaque and be recognized at the annual Council meeting.

Please submit the nomination letters electronically by February 1, 2018 to the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee Chair, Dr. K. Peter Kuchinke, at Kuchinke@illinois.edu.

Dr. K. Peter Kuchinke

Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

R355 Education

1310 S. Sixth Street

Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 244 3534

Kuchinke@illinois.edu