The recipient of the Carol Crealock Award should enact a professional identity that embodies the qualities Carol became known for among her colleagues and associates. Therefore, the annual winner of this distinguished joint CAEP/CASWE award should: (a) have a strong sense of justice and passion for equity; (b) be collegial, supportive, and a mentor for new scholars; (c) engage in collaborative work that links with the academy and community (e.g., academics, practitioners, and possibly parents); (d) conduct research that is recognized as transformational in that it can be readily understood and acted upon; and (e) have initiated collaborative research projects that have had a positive impact on both the academy and the wider community.
The next CASWE-ACÉFÉ award cycle for the Carol Crealock award is 2018-2019.
The award recipient will receive a $200 prize and a certificate of recognition, awarded at the CSSE/SCÉÉ annual conference.
Nominators should submit:
- A nomination letter
- The nominee’s current curriculum vitae and
- Letters of support. At least two supporting letters from persons who are able to attest to the outstanding nature of the nominee’s contributions are welcome. Individuals who submit letters of support need not be members of CAEP/CASWE
Accordingly, the following principles will guide adjudication of nominees for the Carol Crealock Award:
- Offered to a scholar who exemplifies work within social justice and equity issues; further, this individual actively collaborates and or has initiated research team(s) that advance equity and social justice. Examples of issues will be tailored each year in accordance with the disciplines of the awarding association (e.g., in the 2012 CAEP year, an issue might be dedication to understanding and striving to have positive impact for students with special needs, whose circumstances place them in disadvantaged positions). This aspect of the award makes it unique and, as such, not simply a service award.
- However, the award is also offered to recognize a faculty member who has exemplified exceptional mentorship, collegiality, and service to their respective associations in the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)/ La Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation (SCÉÉ)• Joint adjudication between CAEP and CASWE/ACÉFÉ. The award is to be offered on an alternating basis to one Association each year but the award committee will consist of three members – two from the awarding association and one from the non-awarding association.
- The nomination is to be made by one active CSSE/SCÉÉ faculty member but can be supported by any number of letters from others, including academics and community members, whether or not members of CSSE/SCÉÉ.