2014 CALL FOR AWARDS 


The AHEPPP National Conference provides our association with the opportunity to recognize some of the shining stars and promising practices in the profession. The Awards Selection Committee invites nominations for several awards. Nominate your institution and/or a deserving colleague!  Award submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2014.

The categories and awards are as follows (click the category to view more information):

Best Institutional Initiative – Small College/University (defined as < 5,000 students)
Best Institutional Initiative – Mid-Sized College/University (defined as 5,000 – 15,000 students)
Best Institutional Initiative – Large University (defined > 15,000 students)

Excellence in Publication – Newsletter
Excellence in Publication – Handbook/Calendar
Excellence in Publication – Website
Excellence in Publication – Video

Outstanding Contribution to Research and/or Literature

Outstanding Contribution to the Profession


BEST INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE


Best Institutional Initiative – Small College/University (defined as < 5,000 students)
Best Institutional Initiative – Mid-Sized College/University (defined as 5,000 – 15,000 students)
Best Institutional Initiative – Large University (defined > 15,000 students)

This award recognizes an institution of higher education and its professional(s) in the field of parent and family programs who have developed and implemented an innovative and creative program, resulting in improved activities, services, and communication for/with parents of undergraduate students.  One award will be presented for each institutional size as indicated above.

The Best Institutional Initiative must do one or more of the following:

  • Involve collaboration with other college/university departments
  • Address a clearly defined need on campus through a creative and innovative approach
  • Demonstrate financial creativity or cost effectiveness
  • Encourage diverse groups to participate
  • Be adaptable by other institutions
  • Contain an assessment component that documents its effectiveness

Note: Institutions may not receive the award more than once for the same initiative.

To nominate a program, activity, service, or communication project, complete the Best Institutional Initiative Award Nomination Form alt(writeable PDF).  Nomination can be submitted by a staff member of any AHEPPP member institution.  Specify the category (small, mid-sized, or large), provide information about the program, and include up to three letters of support.  Be sure to save the completed nomination form and rename it to identify your award submission.  

If all of your materials are electronic, please email them to luxweber@uwmad.wisc.edu.

For hard copies, please send the completed nomination form and all required materials to:

Patti Lux-Weber
Parent Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1308 W. Dayton Street, Suite 329
Madison, WI 53703

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EXCELLENCE IN PUBLICATION


Excellence in Publication – Newsletter
Excellence in Publication – Handbook/Calendar
Excellence in Publication – Website
Excellence in Publication – Video or online module

This award (one in each category) recognizes an institution of higher education and its professional(s) who have developed outstanding materials, both print and/or electronic, that contribute to the field of parent and family programs. Nominations are invited for each of the four categories.

Nominations will be judged on content, as well as innovative and functional design.

Note: Institutions that previously won an AHEPPP publication award will not be considered for an award in a consecutive year for the same publication.

To nominate an institution/publication for consideration, complete the Excellence in Publication Award Nomination Form alt (writeable PDF).  Nomination can be submitted by a staff member of any AHEPPP member institution.  Include a description of the publication, a sample of the printed publication or a link to the online publication, and up to three letters of support.  Be sure to save the completed nomination form and rename it to identify your award submission.  

If all of your materials are electronic, please email them to luxweber@uwmad.wisc.edu.

For hard copies, please send the completed nomination form and all required materials to:

Patti Lux-Weber
Parent Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1308 W. Dayton Street, Suite 329
Madison, WI 53703


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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH AND/OR LITERATURE


This award recognizes a professional in the field of parent and family programs who has had an important impact on the body of knowledge about, and practices of, engaging parents and families in an institution of higher learning and whose achievements have advanced this profession on any of its aspects.

The recipient should have published articles, survey analyses, or books. The work should address appropriate parent engagement in regard to student development.

Note: Professionals may receive this award only once.

To nominate an individual for consideration, complete the Outstanding Contribution to Research and/or Literature Award Nomination Form alt (writeable PDF). Nomination can be submitted by a staff member of any AHEPPP member institution.  Provide the award nominee’s bio.  Include a description or information about the nominee’s  contribution and up to three letters of support. Be sure to save the completed nomination form and rename it to identify your award submission.  

If all of your materials are electronic, please email them to luxweber@uwmad.wisc.edu.

For hard copies, please send the completed nomination form and all required materials to:

Patti Lux-Weber
Parent Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1308 W. Dayton Street, Suite 329
Madison, WI 53703


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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROFESSION  


This award recognizes a professional in the field of parent and family programs who has had a significant impact on the profession.  This individual’s achievements have advanced the profession in any of its aspects.

The recipient should have a distinguished record of contributions to the profession, such as mentoring young professionals, creating innovative programming or collaborating with other institutions.  

Note: Professionals may receive this award only once.

To nominate an individual for consideration, complete the Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award Nomination Form alt (writeable PDF).  Nomination can be submitted by a staff member of any AHEPPP member institution.  Provide the award nominee’s bio. Include a description of the individual’s accomplishments and up to three letters of support. Be sure to save the completed nomination form and rename it to identify your award submission.  

If all of your materials are electronic, please email them to luxweber@uwmad.wisc.edu.

For hard copies, please send the completed nomination form and all required materials to:

Patti Lux-Weber
Parent Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1308 W. Dayton Street, Suite 329
Madison, WI 53703


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For questions about the awards, contact Patti Lux-Weber at luxweber@uwmad.wisc.edu or 608-262-7936.