2017 Call for Awards Nominations

How to Submit a Nomination for the CSWE 2017 Professional Awards Cycle

Question 1: During what time period can nominations be submitted?

The nomination cycle begins on Monday, January 2, 2017, and ends at 11:59 pm (ET) on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Question 2: What are the names of these awards?

  • The Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award recognizes a social work educator's achievements over his or her entire career.
  • The Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award recognizes a social work educator’s achievements within the last 10 years. 
  • The Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award recognizes a social work educator’s service excellence over time that advances, promotes, and provides a significant contribution to extend the reach of social work education. It acknowledges extraordinary leadership contributions that impact social work education locally, nationally or globally.

Question 3: What are the nomination criteria for these awards?

Nomination Criteria for the Lifetime Achievement and Recent Contributions Awards

These awards recognize the achievements of CSWE members. The following CSWE membership criteria are used in selecting recipients of either award.

  • Nominee: active CSWE membership is required
  • Nominator: active CSWE membership is required
  • Supporter (up to five per nomination): active CSWE membership is required of at least two of the supporters
  • Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award should be known for exemplary achievements in research and scholarship, pedagogy and curriculum development, and organizational leadership
  • Nominees for the Recent Contributions Award should be exemplary in at least two of the following areas: research and scholarship, pedagogy and curriculum development, organizational leadership

 

Nomination Criteria for the Service and Leadership Award

This award recognizes the achievements of CSWE members. The following criteria are used in selecting recipients of this award.

  • Nominee: active CSWE membership is required
  • Nominator: active CSWE membership is required
  • Supporter (up to five per nomination): active CSWE membership is required of at least two of the supporters.
  • Nominees should be exemplary for distinguished service contributions and innovative leadership in advancing social work education

Question 4: What are the nomination requirements?

Nominees and nominators are each required to have active CSWE individual membership. In the case of nomination supporters (up to five per nomination), active CSWE membership is required for at least two of them. To verify a person’s eligibility for those roles, please contact the CSWE Membership mailbox or call Olga Jones at +1.703.519.2067. A nomination consists of the following set of materials.

  1. Nomination Reason Statement, which provides specific reasons for the nomination and addresses each of the three criteria for the nomination.
  2. Nominee's curriculum vita (CV)
  3. Letters of support from one to five persons

Question 5: What are the names of the past award recipients?

Please select Past Awardees to view a list by award type of the previous award recipients.

Question 6: How are nominations submitted?

The nomination materials will be submitted using the online CSWE 2017 Professional Awards Nomination system. Each nominator will first select the award type, enter the nominee's contact information, provide the nominator's contact information, and upload the required nomination materials as listed under Question 4. The nomination cycle opens on Monday, January 2, 2017, and will close at 11:59 pm (ET) on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Question 7: When will the award selections be announced?

The 2017 awards will be announced in March 2017.

Question 8: When will the 2017 awards be presented?

The 2017 awards will be presented during the 2017 Annual Program Meeting (APM), which will be held October 20-24 in Dallas, Texas. The name of each awardee will also be inscribed on the Leadership Legacy Tree on display at the CSWE office.

Question 9: How should additional questions about these awards be routed?

Please transmit your questions electronically to Sharon Reed at sreed@cswe.org.