American Association of Colleges and Universities
Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, Deadline Oct. 1
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. (Information about past recipients of the Cross Award is available here.)
The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout her career, Pat Cross helped the higher education community better understand our students, their characteristics, and their needs, and recognize what our responsibilities should be. Her ground-breaking scholarship paved the way for a legacy of work on age, socioeconomic class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and numerous other aspects of intersectional social identity.
Nominations can be submitted anytime, but all materials must be submitted online no later than October 1, 2019. Each nominee—or an individual acting on her/his behalf—must complete the Cross Award nomination form to begin the online submission process. Only complete nominations will be considered.
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s 2020 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, January 22–25, 2020. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.
The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.
The awards will be announced in December 2019, and recognized at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January.
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