Outstanding Research in Student Conduct and Legal Issues

This award recognizes research in areas applicable to campus discipline and legal issues in higher education. Research should contribute to the expansion of the profession’s body of knowledge concerning the application of due process, developmental theory, and legal or legislative mandates.  Evidence of such contributions may include but are not limited to surveys, experimental research, historical treatment of current issues, literature reviews, or annotated bibliographies.

Qualifications for Nominations:

  • Research done by Nominee must have been done within the last 24 months prior to nomination.
  • Nominee must be a current member of ACPA.
  • Nominee must be currently practicing within Student Affairs or in post Master’s graduate study.
  • Nominee must submit a copy of their research for committee review along with other required documents for nomination.

Past Award Winners:

2009—Mathew Stimpson
2008—Gavin Henning
1996—John Wesley Lowery

Nomination Process:

If you would like to nominate someone for this year’s award cycle please complete the form found below.  You can nominate a person for several awards using the same form. You will need the nominees contact information in addition to being asked to write a brief description as to why you believe the nominated person deserves the award. Self-nominations are also accepted. If you are self-nominating you will be asked to write a description as to why you should win the award and submit 3 references who the Commission can contact on your behalf. If you have any questions please contact Hannah Durrant at hdurrant@smith.edu.

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