Outstanding Educator Award

Outstanding Educator Award

Sponsored by SCRA Council of Education Programs (CEP)

2009 recipient: Sylvie Taylor

Nomination Deadline:  February 1, 2011
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The purpose of the Outstanding Educator Award is to recognize an SCRA member who has made exemplary and innovative contributions to the education of students about community psychology and community research and action. This award will be made biannually, in the years in which a Biennial Meeting of SCRA is held.  Award honoree will make opening comments in a roundtable session on education at the biennial conference.

Specific criteria for the award includes two or more of the following:  (1) Promotion of innovative strategies in education that integrate community psychology theory and action; (2) significant contributions to the structure and process of education in community psychology, research, and action (3) consistent, high quality teaching and mentorship contributing to the professional development of students and/or recent graduates involved in community research and action; and (4) contribution to fostering a positive climate that supports undergraduate and graduate students in their setting. Collaborative work with students, activities, publications, and curricula relevant to the criteria indicated above, should be highlighted. 

The 2001 award will be presented at the Biennial conference in Chicago. 

Procedure and Decision Making Process

Both self-nominations and nominations by students or colleagues will be accepted.  Those submitting nominations should send:  1) A nomination letter (no more than 3 pages long) summarizing the innovative educational strategies promoted by the nominee, and how they contribute to the education of community psychologists and the development of the field of community research and action (and speak to the criteria listed above); 2) One letter of reference (2 letters if the nomination is a self-nomination); 3) Course evaluations or other types of evaluations from students/recent grads; and 4) A curriculum vitae of the nominee.

Electronic submission of all materials is required.

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