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Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award*

Purpose of the Award

The AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award recognizes new faculty whose teaching and/or leadership stands out as impactful and innovative. The AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Awardee will provide a highlighted teaching or leadership workshop at the annual meeting of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

Note: Those nominated must be willing and able to attend the AGHE Annual Meeting and present a teaching/leadership workshop during the meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

Full-time faculty members at an AGHE affiliated institution with a maximum of five years (at the nomination submission due date) post degree-award teaching experience are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Selection

Nominees will be reviewed and an awardee will be recommended by the AGHE Awards Committee with final approval given by the Association's Executive Committee.

Nomination Process

The Nominator is responsible for submitting:

1. Letter of Nomination: The letter should address the purpose and qualifications of the AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Nominee. The letter should emphasize teaching and/or leadership, rather than research, professional activity, or public service (unless those activities bear directly on teaching excellence). Maximum: 2 pages.

2. Letters of Support: A maximum of four letters of support (minimum of two) should be collected from colleagues of the AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Nominee (within and/or outside his/her current institution; current and/or past undergraduate and/or graduate students; and/or representatives of the institutional administration). Maximum: 2 pages each.

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Headshot

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. If at all possible, the nomination packet should be in the form of one, PDF file that includes all of the required material. Nomination packets should be sent to AGHE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nominators are encouraged to work closely with nominees to ensure the strongest and most complete nomination package possible. Self-nominations are not permitted.

For questions about the award of submission process, contact the AGHE office at (202) 289-9806 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018 Eric C. Schoenmakers, Ph.D. | Fontys University of Applied Sciences
2017 Assoc. Prof. Özgür Arun, Ph.D. | Akdeniz University
2016 Pamela Pitman Brown, Ph.D. | Winston-Salem State University
2015 Tina M. Kruger, Ph.D. | Indiana State University





* Award was renamed to Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award in July 2016.

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