Grants

Grants are made available annually to encourage research in the areas of student condcut and legal issues, and to provide impetus for pursing projects related to Commission goals.

Awards

The Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues acknowledges the contributions and achievements of colleagues in our field who have contributed to the Commission, existing research, and the profession as a whole. We are soliciting nominations throuh commission members and recipients are recognized at the commission's business meeting and ACPA's annual award ceremony. Read below for further information on the nomination process, as well as past award recipients.

The Commission provides the following awards:
-New Professional of the Year Award
-Oustanding Service to the Commission Award
-Outstanding Research Award
-Tracy R. Teele Memorial Award
-Student Impact Award

The following links will provide you detailed information about each award.

Nomination Process

Anyone may submit nominations for these awards. The nomination packet should include: 1) A title page that includes the nominee's title, address, phone number, email, the name of the award for which one is being nominated and the nominator's name, title, address, phone number, and email; 2) A statement (no more than 1000 words) describing the rationale for the nomination with a description of contributions deserving acknowledgement and supporting information about the nominee's professional contributions to the field. Additional documentation such as the nominee's resume or letters of reccommendation are welcomed, but not required.

All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, November 15, 2013. Please submit 1 copy of the nomination packet to the Vice-Chair for Administration, Jennifer McCary, at [email protected]


New Professional of the Year Award

2001 - Anitra Yusinski

2002 - Jacquelyn Carr McHargue 

2004 - Kristen A. Kawczynski 

2010 - John Haky

2012 - Sarah Clegg-Crawford

This award recognizes the contribution of a new professional in student affairs who is involved in campus student conduct affairs and /or legal issues.  This person should be known not only for their campus contributions but also for their involvement in expanding the field of student conduct affairs through membership(s) in professional associations, research, presentations, and authorship of articles.  We are particularly interested in candidates who have implemented new initiatives that have made a difference on their campus and can be modeled by other institutions.

Qualifications for Nomination:

  • Nominee must have 10 years or less professional experience (post Master’s) in Student Affairs with 5 years or less in student conduct affairs and/or legal issues.
  • Nominee must be a current member of ACPA
  • Nominee must be currently practicing in Student Affairs or in post Master’s graduate study.

 


Outstanding Service to the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues Award

1996 - Peter Brown

1999 - Amy Ginther

2003 - Karen Poulin Bresciano

2005 - Jeffrey Shoup

2012 - Christina Spearman

2013 - Lisa Evaneski

This award is determined on the basis of a member’s contribution of effort, energy, and time on behalf of the goals of Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues.  This may involve work on committees, convention, and programs related to Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues. In addition, recruitment and retention of new members, work assisting newcomers to the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues, and the student affairs profession can be used in judging merit for this award.

Qualifications for Nomination:

  • Nominee must be a member of Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues for at least 2 years.
  • Nominee must have attended 2 consecutive convention meetings of Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues.
  • Nominee must be a current member of ACPA.
  • Nominee must be currently practicing in Student Affairs or in post Master’s graduate study.

 


Outstanding Research in Student Conduct and Legal Issues

1996 - John Wesley Lowery

2008 - Gavin Henning  

2009 - Matthew Stimpson

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.

 


Tracy R. Teele Memorial Award

1989 - Susan Dunton/Kathleen Smith

1992 - Glenn Maloney

1993 - Lisa Phelps/Michael Burchell

1994 - Rodney Peterson

1995 - Dr. Gary Pavela

1996 - Dr. Frank Ardaiolo

2005 - Dr. John Wesley Lowery

2012 - Kristen A. Kawczynski

2013 - Dr. John Wesley Lowery

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the area of student conduct affairs and legal issues and is the highest award given by Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues. This is not an annual award and can be awarded to an individual, group or institution that has demonstrated one of the following:

  1. Development of an innovative approach to campus discipline.  The approach may contribute to promoting individual student’s development or may contribute to furthering development of disciplinary processes in general.  This approach must have been successfully modeled and implemented by others in the field.  In all cases, the contribution will have a positive impact on quality of the facilitation of student conduct affairs in higher education.
  2. Contributions to expanding the field of student conduct affairs through research, instruction, publication authorship or service to ACPA or other professional organizations. 

Qualifications for Nomination:

  • Individual nominee must be a member of ACPA (individual or institution membership) and group nominees must be an institutional member or have at least one ACPA individual member.
  • Nominee must have 10 years or more professional experience (post Master’s) in Student Affairs if an individual nominee.
  • Nominees must submit supporting information concerning their contributions to the field along with other required documents.

 


Award for Student Impact

This award is for an ACPA member who shows extraordinary abilities to connect with and educate students. The evidence of this could include skill in conducting an effective administrative convention in which the student really “gets it”, promoting community and student leadership by advising an active and educational peer board, creativity in developing appropriate educational sanctions to maximize a student’s learning experience, and/or developing innovative proactive programming to foster the integrity within each individual and the respect and commitment to one’s community.

This award may also be awarded to an office that has an extraordinary commitment to training and supporting staff to become the conduits for the aforementioned skills.

  • Individual nominees must be currently practicing within Student Affairs or in post Master’s graduate study.
  • Individual nominees must be a member of ACPA (individual or institution membership) and office nominees must be an institutional member or have at least one ACPA individual member within the office.

2012 - Tony Jakubisin

Qualifications for Nominations:

Anyone may submit nominations for these awards.  The nomination packet should include: 1) a title page that includes the nominee’s title, address, and phone number, the name of the award for which one is being nominated and the nominator’s name, title, address, and phone number; 2) a list of other awards or grants that they have received in the most recent 24 months; 3) up to three letters of recommendation; 4) proof of contributions deserving acknowledgement; and 5) A letter describing the rationale for the nomination with supporting information about the nominee’s professional contributions to the field.

All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, November 15, 2013.  E-mailed submission of materials are encouraged.  Please submit 1 copy of the nomination packet to the Vice-Chair for Administration, Jennifer McCary, at [email protected].