Assistant and Associate Deans Leadership Award

    CGS gratefully acknowledges Liaison’s support of the Assistant and Associate Deans Leadership Award

     

    Nominations for the 2019 award are due August 30, 2019

     

    Description

    Created by the CGS Board of Directors, the Assistant and Associate Deans Leadership Award recognizes the major impact of assistant and associate deans on the quality of graduate education. Through this award, the CGS Board recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to graduate education through:

    • Demonstrating creativity and innovation in response to institutional challenges and/or limited budgets or resources
    • Building partnerships both internal and external to the graduate school
    • Identifying and obtaining resources, both internal and external to the graduate school.
    • Effectively advocating on behalf of graduate education.
    • Fostering inclusiveness in the graduate community.
    • Engaging student voices (including diverse voices)

     

    Eligibility

    • Assistant and associate-level deans whose official duties include a primary and substantial commitment to enhancing graduate education at any CGS “Regular” or “Associate” member institution are eligible to be nominated. Those eligible include deans within individual academic colleges or schools, if their primary administrative responsibility is graduate education.
    • Nominees must have served for at least three full years at either the Assistant and/or Associate Dean level (or a combination of those two levels) at the nominee’s current institution. 
    • Assistant or associate deans whose graduate deans currently serve on the CGS Board are not eligible to be nominated for the award during the dean’s active years of board service.  That assistant or associate dean may be nominated when their Dean rotates off board.
    • Regional association representatives are not eligible to be nominated for the award during their term of service as liaison to the board.
    • Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for additional considerations. 

     

    If, in the selection committee’s view, the award’s high standards for outstanding achievement are not met in a given year, the committee may choose not to confer the award.

     

    How to Submit a Nomination Package:

    A complete nomination package includes the following components:

     

    1. A completed nomination form.
    2. 600-word summary of the nominee’s achievements in the relevant areas of leadership. (See further instructions below).
    3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae (5 pages maximum).
    4. Signed letter of endorsement from the graduate dean (IHE1) at the nominee’s institution.
    5. Two additional letters of recommendation supporting the nomination. A combination of internal/external letters. Letters may be addressed to the “Assistant/Associate Award Selection Committee.”

     

    Note: The nomination package must be as a single pdf document to Anna M. Naranjo at anaranjo@cgs.nche. Mailed or faxed paper submissions will not be accepted.

     

    Instructions for Preparing the Summary of Achievements

    When preparing the summary of the nominee’s accomplishments as an assistant or associate dean, please focus on each of the following considerations:

    1. A history of active participation in the graduate education community (200-word maximum)
    2. Ethics and integrity as a leader (200-word maximum)
    3. A record of accomplishment and strategic thinking, resulting in meaningful impacts in one or more of the following six areas (400-word maximum):
    • Demonstrating creativity and innovation in response to institutional challenges and/or limited budgets
    • Building partnerships both internal and external to the graduate school
    • Identifying and obtaining resources, both internal and external to the graduate school.
    • Effectively advocating on behalf of graduate education.
    • Fostering inclusiveness in the graduate community.
    • Engaging student voices (including diverse voices)

    Competitive nominees will have shown impacts in most or all of these six areas.

     

    Nominators may also highlight accomplishments outside of these areas.  However, please be aware that the selection committee will give highest priority to the criteria listed above and will evaluate each candidate’s accomplishments in these areas

     

    Review of Applications: 

    All nominations will be reviewed by a committee selected by the Board of Directors.  The rubric for evaluation of candidate credentials will focus on items 1, 2, and 3 above.

     

    The recommendations of the committee will be reviewed by the Board for final selection.

     

    Expectations of the awardee

    If a selection is made, the award will be conferred at the CGS Annual Meeting.  An honorarium of $1500 will be provided to the awardee at that time.

     

    The awardee will be invited to plan and participate in a session at the CGS Summer Workshop, on a topic of their choosing.

     

     

    Contact

    Anna M. Naranjo

     

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