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2017 Call Nominations Scholars

2017 Call for Nomination – Scholars

Nominations Due by MAY 31st, 2017

The Program:

The UCEA Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Program Advisory Committee is calling for nominees for scholars for the 2017-2019 Jackson Scholars cohort (a two-year term).  The program recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and has over three hundred alumni.  Nominators are encouraged to nominate doctoral students between the first and second year of their programs.

The Jackson Scholars Program develops future faculty of color for the field of educational leadership and policy.  In the structured mentoring program feature, scholars are matched with experienced faculty mentors who provide guidance in professional development, a model for students to reference when assuming mentor roles, and opportunities for networking.  Mentors may also serve as a sounding board for scholars as they navigate the phases of dissertation development, a research agenda, and publication in preparation for their entry into higher education.  In the networking program feature, nominating UCEA institutions provide registration, travel, lodging, and meal funding for scholars to attend two UCEA annual conventions and two AERA annual meetings where the scholars may engage in networking with guidance from their mentor.

The Procedure:

Who can nominate:

A faculty member of a UCEA member institution.  No self-nominations.

How to nominate (Part I):

Review the Memorandum of Understanding for Jackson Scholars (click here) with both a department head and with the nominee.  The institution should be able to cover the costs defined therein, and the nominee should be available and willing to attend the networking events discussed.  In some cases, as a result of the preliminary discussions of the Memorandum of Understanding with the department head and the nominee, the nominee may choose to assume some of the costs of the program.  

How to nominate (Part II):

Click HERE to nominate someone today!  2017 nominations must be received by May 31st, 2017.

 Please email ucea@virginia.edu or call (434) 243-1041(434) 243-1041  with questions