NARST 2022 Fellows Award - Call for Nominations

NARST 2022 Fellows Award - Call for Nominations

First Call

The NARST Awards Committee is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the NARST 2022 Fellows Award. We encourage NARST members to apply for this award. Complete nomination packages are due October 1, 2021. Please see more details below.

Rationale

The NARST Fellows Award Program is an award that honors and recognizes the work of a NARST member that has made an exceptional impact in science education. The emphasis is on translational scholarship, wherein scholars extend the boundaries of traditional research and service in order to impact formal and informal science education. Through this award program, we celebrate work that makes a difference in the lives of children, teachers, and communities at local, national and international levels.

The NARST Fellow will be a current and active member of the NARST community. The award, which will honor and recognize the work of scholars who make exceptional impact in science education, will simultaneously provide opportunities for NARST members to engage in service to NARST and the broader science education and education community through (a) NARST Fellows Society (b) Mentoring (c) Advisory Roles, and (d) Fellows Award Subcommittee.

Who is a NARST Fellow?

To be eligible for recognition as a NARST Fellow, members must meet the following criteria:

  • Current and active NARST membership of at least 10 years
  • Evidence of service to NARST
  • Evidence of service in science education (e.g., service and leadership through collaborations with schools and other community organizations, application of research in practice, orientations of science education in the community, professional development, social justice and inclusive science education, international service)
  • Evidence of translational impact in science education (e.g., development of new ideas, illumination of novel areas, pursuit of a line of work, robust dissemination)

Nomination Process

We encourage you to nominate a qualified colleague for this prestigious award. The nominee should be and have demonstrated

  • A current and active member of NARST for a minimum of 10 continuous years
  • Consistent attendance and participation at NARST conferences
  • Significant and excellence in contributions to science education research and service
  • Significant and excellence in service to NARST, the profession, and the science education community

The nomination process is described below:

  • The nominator must write a two-page letter of nomination addressing the selection criteria. A nominator can only nominate one person per cycle
  • Append a 10-page abbreviated CV of the nominee with the letter
  • A statement (max: 3 pages) that describes the impact and transformative work of the nominee. The statement should be written by the nominee
  • Two additional letters of support discussing the contributions of the nominee’s work. (A letter writer may write only one letter of support for the nominee)
  • The nominee should submit all of the above as one pdf document to the Chair/Co-Chair of the NARST Fellows Award Subcommittee

Nomination Materials

The complete nomination package contains:

  • A letter of nomination. The letter is written by the nominator addressing the selection criteria.
  • A 10-page abbreviated CV
  • A statement of impact and transformative work (max: 3 pages) written by the nominee
  • Two additional letters of support discussing the contributions of the nominee to the science education community (A letter writer may write only one letter of support for the nomination)

Complete nomination packages are due to Jomo Mutegi, Chair (jmutegi@odu.edu) and Hosun Kang (hosunk@uci.edu), Co-chair, by October 1, 2021. Complete packages will be reviewed by the NARST Fellows Award Subcommittee.

*Incomplete packages will not be accepted.

 

Criteria for Selection

What is the Translational Impact?

The ways in which scholarship is translated into concrete impact

  • The type and nature of impact on the lives of people: to what extent is the work transformative and equitably consequential?
  • The ways in which the work attend and address inequity and injustice: who were the most impacted people through the work, and how did the work contribute to promoting equity and justice?    

What is the Depth of Impact?

  • To what degree did the work change lives?
  • How profoundly were lives changed?
  • How enduring is the change?
  • Sustainability of program development, commitment to working with community organizations, etc.

What is the Breadth of Impact?

  • How many people are likely to be affected?
  • How many units of an intervention were created? Distributed?
  • How long-standing is the impact?

 

NARST Fellows Award Rubric

Nominee: _____________________

Position: _____________________

Institution: _____________________

Email: _____________________

Phone: _____________________

 

Nominator: _____________________

Position: _____________________

Institution: _____________________

 

Nominee NARST membership: _________________ (# of years)

Nominator NARST membership:  _________________ (# of years)

 

Review of Completed Nomination Package

Each of the categories will be rated on a scale of 1-5 (5 being highest). The criteria below will guide review of the nominee’s package:

Criteria 1: What is the Translational Impact?

  • The type and nature of impact on the lives of people: to what extent is the work transformative and equitably consequential?
  • The ways in which the work attend and address inequity and injustice: who were the most impacted people through the work, and how did the work contribute to promoting equity and justice?    

Criteria 2: What is the Depth of Impact?

  • To what degree did the work change lives?
  • How profoundly were lives changed?
  • How enduring is the change?
  • Sustainability of program development, commitment to working with community organizations, etc.

Criteria 3: What is the Breadth of Impact?

  • How many people are likely to be affected?
  • How many units of an intervention were created? Distributed?
  • How long-standing is the impact?

 

To what extent do the nominator and other supporting letters align with the above criteria?

______ Nominator Letter

Comments:

 

_____ Support Letter 1

Comments:

 

_____ Support Letter 2

Comments:

 

______ Nominee Statement

Comments:

 

______ CV

Comments: