CSCC 2010 Dissertation Award Announcement by uie761km


									Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
        2010 Dissertation-of-the-Year Award

                Nominations Now Open until January 15, 2010

Each year CSCC recognizes the outstanding work of doctoral students studying community
colleges through the CSCC Dissertation-of-the Year Award.

To be considered for the 2010 award, the candidate must have defended the dissertation between
January 1 and December 31, 2009. In addition, the chair of the dissertation committee must be
an active, paid member of CSCC at the time of the nomination.

To be considered, candidates must submit nominations via e-mail (MS Word) by Friday,
January 15, 2010 with the following information:

   1. Cover letter, which includes: (a) Candidate name, current title and institutional
      affiliation, phone number, e-mail, fax number; and (b) Dissertation chair name, phone
      number, e-mail, fax number.

   2. Nominating letter from the dissertation chair on university letterhead: indicating the
      date the degree was conferred, highlighting key points of the dissertation, and why the
      dissertation is being nominated. Similar contact information of the chair as above should
      be included in the nominating letter.

   3. Dissertation Abstract (15 pages maximum, typed, and double-spaced [not including
      references]). The candidate's name should not be listed on the abstract. The following
      sections should be included: (a) rationale for the study, including a brief summary of
      relevant literature; (b) purpose of the study; (c) problem; (d) research questions (and/or
      hypotheses); (c) theoretical/conceptual Framework; (f) methodology, including design
      and data analysis used, (g) significant findings; and (h) conclusions and implications for
      research, policy, and practice, including relevance of work to research on the community
      college. Please include a cover page with the title of the dissertation, candidate name,
      institution where doctoral work occurred, dissertation committee, and date defended.
      Also, please include at the end of your document the references cited in the dissertation

When finalists are selected, they may be asked to submit a copy of the full dissertation within
five working days of being notified they are finalists. The award will be presented at the 2010
CSCC annual meeting in Seattle, WA.
A prize of $1,000 will be given to the person who is selected for the CSCC Dissertation of the
Year award. This prize is contributed by the Institute for Community College Research (ICCR)
– Dr. Richard M. Romano, Director. The ICCR operates out of Broome Community College in
Binghamton, New York. As a condition of the prize, the person selected must submit a summary
of his/her dissertation that can be distributed by the ICCR as a Working Paper. An expanded
version of the 15-page summary mentioned above would be a good starting point. Once an
acceptable summary is received by the ICCR, the check will be issued. Information about the
Institute can be obtained at

                     ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2010 TO:

                                 Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher
                                    Associate Professor
                          Department of Leadership and Counseling
                                Eastern Michigan University
                                304 John W. Porter Building
                                    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
                                  Phone: (734)487-0255
                                    Fax: (734)487-4608

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