Awards

Awards

One of the ways the CSLEE carries out its mandate is by annually recognizing scholars who have demonstrated excellence in an area which we regard important.  We have three awards presented annually at the Values and Leadership Conference. More information about each of the awards is below.

Willower Award of Excellence

The first award is called the Willower Award of Excellence in honour of Don Willower from Penn State who was one of the earliest participants and sponsors of the center’s work.  This award is given for significant scholarly achievement. The list of recipients since 1996 includes many world class scholars.

Nomination Information
Please contact Dr. Charles Buford (charles.burford@acu.edu.au) for more information.
Previous Recipients

2018 Claire LaPointe, Laval University                                                                                                                                    2018 Lyse Langlois, Laval University                                                                                                                                       2017 Pam Bishop, Western University                                                                                                                                    2016 Katarina Norberg, Umea University                                                                                                                               2015 Anthony H. Nomore, California State University Dominguez Hills                                                                           2014 Christopher Branson, Waikato University                                                                                                                    2013 Hollie Mackey, University of Oklahoma                                                                                                                        2012 Steven Gross, Temple University                                                                                                                                            2011 Michelle Young, UCEA                                                                                                                                                      2010 Olof Johansson, Umea University                                                                                                                                  2009 William L. Boyd, Penn State University                                                                                                                                  2008 Charles Burford, Australian Catholic University                                                                                                          2007 Nancy Tuana, Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University                                                                                                2006 Pauline Leonard, Louisiana Tech University                                                                                                                         2005 R. Jerry Starratt, Boston College                                                                                                                                     2004 William Greenfield                                                                                                                                                            2003 Gail Furman                                                                                                                                                                       2002 William Foster                                                                                                                                                                    2001 Joan Poliner Shapiro, Temple University                                                                                                                       2001 Jacqueline Stefkovich, Penn State University                                                                                                                        2000 Donald J. Willower, Penn State University                                                                                                                             1999 Cyril Coombs, OISE / UT                                                                                                                                                   1998 Paul Begley, Penn State University                                                                                                                                         1997 Margaret Grogan, University of Missouri                                                                                                                     1996 Chris Hodgkinson, University of Victoria

Paul Begley Award

The award is the Paul Begley Award for graduate student research on the values and ethics of educational leadership. This award was established in 2012 and there are normally two awards given annually.

The award is given annually to recently completed masters or doctoral students for contributions to the field of values, ethics, and leadership in education. Eligible theses and dissertations must be completed and formally defended between June 1 and June 30 of each year. The award recipient will receive $350(USD) and an award certificate that will be presented at the annual CSLEE Values and Leadership Conference.

Nomination Information

Evaluation Criteria: Submissions considered for the award should

  1. Seek to address significant research question(s) on values in education
  2. Identify the problem studied within the context of leadership, ethics, values, and student learning
  3. Contribute to the literature on school-based leadership and values
  4. Be methodologically rigorous and appropriate
  5. Reflect writing clarity and high potential for publication
  6. Relate significant findings
  7. Seek to discuss the applicability of findings to practice and theory

Submission Materials and Procedures

  1. A complete copy of the thesis and/or dissertation
  2. A summary attachment of the completed thesis or dissertation (maximum 8 double-spaced pages, not including references) that addresses the purpose, research methods, key findings, and implications for research and practice to the Awards Committee.
  3. Award applications must be submitted via email no later than June 30, 2019.
  4. Submit materials electronically to the chair of the Paul T. Begley Award, Anthony H. Normore at: anormore@csudh.edu

Selection Procedures

The Awards Committee will select no more than two (2) of the most promising submissions for final review.  Review of the finalists’ dissertations and notification of results will be completed no later than July 31, 2019. The committee reserves the right to forego selection of a finalist if no entries are deemed appropriate for the award.

Executive Committee

Anthony H. Normore, California State University Dominguez Hills, Southern California, USA
Heather Rintoul, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada
Pauline Leonard, (Ret.) Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana, USA

Previous Recipients

2018 Robert Sortino, California State Polytechnic                                                                                                                2017 Tiffany Roberts, Nipissing University
2016 Matthew Burns, Clemson University
2015 Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, Kathmandu University School of Education
2014 Rita Gardiner, Western University
2013 No winner awarded
2012 Richard Kennelly, Nipissing University

CSLEE Authentic Leadership Award

The third award is the CSLEE Authentic Leadership Award for service to the field. This is a new award instituted in 2014, to be presented to a member of the CSLEE community in recognition of their outstanding service to the consortium.

Nomination Information
Please contact Dr. Charles Buford (charles.burford@acu.edu.au) for more information.
Previous Recipients

2018 No winner awarded                                                                                                                                                         2017 Heather Rintoul, Nipissing University
2016 Michael Burroughs, Penn State
2015 Michael Bezzina, Australian Catholic University
2014 Ronald Wideman, Nipissing University

UCEA Awards

The UCEA awards program encourages and recognizes efforts and excellence within the educational leadership community. Award nominations should be submitted to UCEA Headquarters by the deadlines listed on their website.

CSLEE

The Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education