Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award – Oct 1

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on September 22, 2020

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, professor emerita of higher education at the University of California–Berkeley.

All doctoral-level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic discipline. Graduate students in fields where the master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. Nominees must hold student status in January 2021 and demonstrate

  • leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic innovation, community engagement, and equity; and
  • leadership or mentorship in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

Nomination Process
Eligible students must be nominated by a faculty member or administrator; self-nominations will not be accepted. The following nomination materials are required:

  1. letter of nomination from a faculty member or administrator
  2. supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator
  3. statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria
  4. copy of the student’s curriculum vitae

Nominations must be received no later than October 1, 2020.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides full financial support for recipients to attend AAC&U’s Annual Meeting, which will be held from January 22–25, 2021. The award also includes a one-year affiliation with AAC&U and subscription to Liberal Education magazine.

The awards will be announced in December 2020 and recognized at the AAC&U Annual Meeting in January.

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