CPPHE Excellence in Public Policy Higher Education Award
About the Award
Nomination Evaluation Criteria
Scholarly or Practitioner excellence at the nexus of academic scholarship and policy practice (an individual does not need to demonstrate excellence in both categories). Occasionally an individual may demonstrate excellence in both categories in which case nominations should describe how the individual’s scholarly and practitioner efforts work together to advance public policy.
Criteria used to determine scholarly excellence
Research that advances evidenced-based public policies and equity-focused public policy.
High-impact publication(s), widely read and discussed in academic, policy, and/or public discourse
Authorship of scholarly book(s) focused on public policy.
Keynote addresses and presentations at scholarly conferences and convenings.
Efforts to translate research into policy recommendations.
Collaboration with students on research.
Criteria used to determine practitioner excellence
Commitment to building collaborative relationships with organizations and/or other practitioners.
Mentorship of emerging policy scholars and practitioners.
Public scholarship in the form of legislative testimonies, policy briefs, white papers, data visualizations, fact sheets, opinion pieces, social media engagement, and other efforts to encourage evidenced-based public policy. Invited keynote and public speaking addresses.
Organizations being considered for the award must hold nonprofit status. University/college research centers, foundations, think tanks, and other organizations are eligible for this award. The following selection criteria will be used to evaluate organizations for this award.
Leadership in federal and/or state policy design and implementation.
Boundary-spanning collaboration that brings diverse stakeholders including academic researchers, policymakers, and nonprofit organizations together to advance evidence-based public policy.
Research or writing that identifies evidenced-based recommendations for public policy.
Diverse organizational staff that includes diversity of cultural, religious, ability, gender, immigrant, and racial identities and statuses.
Evidence of cultivation of emerging policy leaders, especially those holding diverse identities.
Evidence of equity-focused policy leadership.
To Submit A Nomination:
Nominator name, institution/organization, email, and phone number
Nominations for individuals should include the individual’s title, position, institution/organization, email address, phone number, Twitter handle (if applicable), personal website (if applicable)
Nominations for organizations should include the organization’s name, location, email address, phone number, website, Twitter handle (if applicable)
A nomination letter (500 word maximum) articulating how the individual or organization meets the selection criteria. Citations of relevant articles, publications, media stories, invited lectures, etc., should be included at the end of the nomination and will not count towards the word maximum.
The coordinating nominator, as well as the award nominee(s) (and subsequently recipient(s)), must be current members of ASHE.
Questions about the 2022 award process can be sent to email@example.com.
Nominations are now closed for 2022.
Each year, the Council Chair appoints an awards committee, in close consultation with the Executive Committee, to solicit and accept nominations. ASHE awards committee members are not eligible to be nominated during the year in which they serve on the committee.2022 CPPHE Awards Committee:
- Raquel Muniz Castro, Boston College (Chair)
- Kelly Rosinger, Pennsylvania State University
2021 Excellence in Public Policy Higher Education:
Christopher Nellum & Dominique Baker
2020 Excellence in Public Policy Higher Education:
Liliana Garces & Barmak Nassirian
2021 CPPHE Award Winners
2020 CPPHE Award Winners
Liliana M. Garces
2019 CPPHE Award Winner
Paul Lingenfelter, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
2018 CPPHE Award Winners
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
2017 CPPHE Award Winner
Laura W. Perna
2016 CPPHE Award Winner
Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama