The Special Merit award is presented in recognition of a person, group or organization in recognition of distinctive support for the purposes and goals of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
The award is usually presented to a person, group, or organization in recognition of distinctive support for the purposes and goals of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
NOMINATION EVALUATION CRITERIA
When reviewing nominations, the awards committee will make decisions based on the following preferred and demonstrated attributes:
Service or contributions that advance the purposes and goals of ASHE or research on higher education.
The distinctiveness of the service or contributions to ASHE.
2021 AWARDS TIMELINE
Nominations will be open from May 3, 2021-July 1, 2021 at Noon Pacific. Due to number of submissions and the review process, no late submissions will be accepted; as such, nominators are encouraged to submit their nominations well in advance of this deadline.
Nominators and nominees will be informed of decisions in mid-September.
An announcement of recipients will be sent to the ASHE membership in late September.
The award will be conferred during the annual CPPHE membership meeting, at the upcoming ASHE Annual Conference. The recipient(s) will also be recognized during the ASHE Awards Ceremony during the Annual Conference.
TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION
Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Coordinating Nominator
Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee
A nomination statement up to 750 words which demonstrates the nominees match to the award evaluation criteria.
2-3 letters of support. For upload into the nomination form, these should be combined into one document, preferably a pdf.
The nominee's CV.
Due to the increased number of nominations received in recent years, each nominee will be limited to one nomination. In the event multiple nominations are submitted, the committee chair will notify the coordinating nominators requesting they consolidate their nominations.
Award nominees (and subsequently recipients) must be current members of ASHE.