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Faculty Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education

2018-20  Award Recipients

2020

Bruce Thyer

College of Social Work

Florida State University

Bruce Thyer
   

2019

Elizabeth Lightfoot

School of Social Work

University of Minnesota

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot
   

2018

Michálle Mor Barak

Suzanne Dwarak-Peck School of Social Work

University of Southern California

Michalle Mor Barak

 


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 

2020 GADE Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education

The GADE Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education is given to a current or former faculty member at a GADE member organization who has made significant contributions to advancing doctoral education in the field of social work. Faculty distinguished by this award display a strong commitment to doctoral education and a demonstrated record of advancing doctoral education at the national or international level.

The winner of the GADE Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education will be provided a certificate and a $1,000 award at the Doctoral Student Connection Breakfast held at the 66th Annual Program Meeting of CSWE in Denver, Colorado (November 12-15, 2020). GADE is unable to pay for CSWE membership fees, travel costs or conference registration.

Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE)

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) was established over 25 years ago to provide a forum for sharing ideas and strategies among doctoral programs in social work, and for strengthening efforts at enhancing doctoral education. The membership, comprised of directors of established social work and social welfare doctoral programs located in accredited universities, has established two awards for faculty for educational leadership and mentoring. The educational leadership award reflects our recognition of faculty who have made great efforts to improve doctoral education in social work.

Award Criteria:   

  • Strong commitment to doctoral education in social work 
  • Significant contributions to doctoral education in social work at the national or international level through policy or program development, research or training on social work doctoral education, development and/or promotion of innovative models of doctoral education, or other activities that have had demonstrable impact 
  • History of active participation in efforts to improve social work doctoral education

Eligibility Criteria: The nominee must be or have previously been a faculty member at a GADE member organization

Nomination Procedures 

Self-nominations are NOT appropriate for this award. 

The nomination packet must include the following:

  • Cover Page
    • Name of the nominee Contact information for the nominee (i.e., phone and e-mail address) 
    • Current position of the nominee
  • A letter of nomination from a Dean/Director, PhD Program Director or faculty member at a current GADE member school outlining how the nominee meets the Award Criteria (signed pdf) 
  • CV of awardee 
  • One-page summary of nominee’s activities in advancing doctoral education in social work written by nominee.

The nomination may also include: 

  • Up to 2 letters of support by administrators, faculty, students or other social work professionals 
  • Abstracts of publications 

Files must be submitted electronically via e-mail attachment 

Submission: Nominations should be submitted to the GADE Award Subcommittee at: [email protected] 

The email Subject Line should read: 2020 Educational Leadership Award 

 DEADLINE: June 22, 2020 

Application Processing: The GADE Award Subcommittee will review all nominations. Nominees will be informed of the final decision on or before August 15, 2020.