2014 Leadership Award Nomination Requirements and Submission Procedures

Nomination Requirements

Anyone may submit a nomination for the Leadership Award with the candidate's permission. Nominations must clearly document why the candidate should be considered, above all others, for this distinguished award. All nominations must contain sufficient information to inform the selection process without additional research. Each nomination submitted must adhere to the following outline and page counts.

  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    Include with the nomination the candidate's vitae or professional resume to provide the selection committee with a more comprehensive overview of the candidate's accomplishments and experiences. Please note the CV or resume is not a substitute for any of the required information listed in the items below.
  2. Description of how the candidate fulfills the criteria described under the "Guidelines and Eligibility" section for this award.  (750-1200 words  /  2-4  pages)
  3. References
    Include a minimum of three letters of reference for the candidate from current or former colleagues, employers, editors, or associates. The letters should focus on the candidate's leadership ability, vision, professional skills, influence, and accomplishments that qualify the candidate for this award.


Guidelines and Eligibility

  • Candidates must be or have been contributing members of our professional community, directly associated with managing information technology and resources in higher education, and individuals who have made significant and demonstrable contributions to the field.
  • Candidates may not be currently serving on the EDUCAUSE Board, staff, or Recognition Committee.
  • Anyone, within or outside of higher education, may submit nominations for the award.
  • Each candidate will be judged on three primary factors:
    • Leadership in the institution or institutions where they have been employed,
    • Leadership in EDUCAUSE, and
    • Leadership in the profession
  • In addition the Recognition Committee will also look for evidence that supports:
    • Leadership in the efficient and effective practice of supporting and using technology at an institutional level
    • Leadership in managing IT resources (human, financial, and technology) within an organization or institution
    • Leadership in areas of professional development within a professional association or society
    • Leadership in influencing change or new directions in the application of technology
    • Leadership in the creation of knowledge and collaborative scholarly work in the theory and practice of information technology in higher education