The ACPA Contribution to Knowledge Award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions to the student affairs profession’s body of knowledge through published research (empirical, theoretical, applied), films, speeches, or other forms of scholarly outlets that significantly advance understanding of college students, campus environments, institutions of higher education, and student affairs practice. Recipients should be established scholars or practitioner-scholars who have demonstrated a significant impact upon the knowledge base in student affairs and higher education.

Criteria

  • Evidence of a body of work that significantly impacts and advances the field
  • Evidence of sustained reputation as a thought leader and scholar in the field
  • Evidence of a scholarly record that is recognized and used by other scholars and scholar-practitioners
  • Demonstrated commitment to ACPA

Required documentation

  • Letter of nomination that articulates how the individual meets the criteria for the award and includes the nominee's name, email address, and telephone number
  • A minimum of two to three supporting letters from other scholars and leaders in the field
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vita

Nomination Information

You may nominate yourself or another individual. To nominate someone, send the required information by 2 November 2018 to the Major Awards Coordinator, Marc Paulo Guzman (recognize@acpa.nche.edu)

Current Recipient

Vasti Torres, University of Michigan