In recognition of Carl A. Scott's groundbreaking contributions to CSWE and the profession of social work, the Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture was established to continue his legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities. Lecturers are individuals who are exemplars of inclusive excellence and bring an innovative perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work education.
A list of the previous Carl A. Scott Memorial lecturers is available here.
Selection is based on each nominee’s body of scholarly work, which should demonstrate
- accomplishments consistent with the values of social work education, research, and practice;
- a focus on equity, diversity, and social, economic, and environmental justice;
- a seminal contribution to human rights in social work education and/or practice;
- attention to critical issues of our time; and
- a connection to the conference theme, "It's Time to Act: Indigenous Knowledge Sovereignty and Environmental Justice"
Carl A. Scott joined CSWE in 1968, a turbulent time in our country’s history, as a senior consultant on minority groups. He championed CSWE’s early efforts to promote human diversity in social work education by securing funding to recruit minority group students and faculty members. With initial funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Scott single-handedly developed CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program, which is among CSWE’s most vibrant and highly regarded initiatives. Numerous former fellows now serve as deans, directors, and faculty members in schools and departments of social work.
In recognition of Mr. Scott’s groundbreaking contributions to CSWE and the profession, the Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was established to continue the legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities.
The call for nominations will open Feburary 22, 2024, and will close April 4, 2024, at 11:59 PM (ET).
Nominations must be submitted through Submittable. Emailed or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.
Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.