2018 TCPEA Outstanding Dissertation Award

  • 2018 TCPEA Outstanding Dissertation Award
    To be Presented at the January 28, 2019 Meeting

    Danna Beaty – Chair

    Description: This award recognizes an exceptional doctoral level dissertation that expands the knowledge of educational leadership at the postsecondary or K-20 levels. This award is to recognize outstanding research of our graduate students and will also encourage professors and early scholars to join TCPEA.

    Selection/Eligibility Criteria: Doctoral dissertations must be successfully defended within the previous year from the award date. For example, the Dissertation of the Year that is to be presented at the TCPEA Midwinter meeting in January 2019 must have been defended by students who graduated in December 2017, May 2018, or August 2018.

    Dissertations considered for the TCPEA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award should:

    1. Be completed within the previous year of the award date as stated above.
    2. Be submitted by student, but sponsored by current TCPEA member whose name appears on cover sheet.
    3. Align with the TCPEA mission.
    4. Seek to address significant research question(s).
    5. Contribute to the literature on educational administration, such as studies of administration and or the role and function of the administrator in K-20 schools, studies of the history of educational administration or of the lives of major contributors to the field, or other studies related to educational administration.
    6. Be methodologically appropriate.

    Nomination Requirements: The nomination includes two parts:

    A. Cover sheet with appropriate information – Part A;
    B. A blind copy of a 6-page double-spaced abstract of the dissertation – Part B

    Both parts must be submitted electronically to the TCPEA Dissertation Award Chairperson, Dr. Danna Beaty by November 23, 2018. A three-person committee of TCPEA members will determine the award winner. The awards chair will notify the award recipient by December 14, 2018.

    Award:Award will be presented at the TCPEA Mid-Winter meeting and the recipient will be recognized on the TCPEA website. The award will include an honorarium of $250 and one-year membership to TCPEA.

    Part A. Cover Sheet

    • Title of degree
    • One page vita
    • University granting degree and date granted
    • Name of dissertation chair (must be current TCPEA member)
    • 150 word summary of abstract
    • Name, mailing address, phone, e-mail of student submitting

    Part B: Abstract - Blind Copy (6 double-spaced pages plus appendices as needed)
    Abstract includes (only include references in the appendix that are used in the abstract):

    • Title page (title only, no other identifying information) – do not count this page
    • Introduction – background of problem, purpose of research, significance of study
    • Theory/Rationale – discuss theoretical basis or literature base referring to the relevant literature
    • Methodology – sample, instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, validity/reliability (in appendix include additional information as needed)
    • Findings and Discussion – report and discuss findings
    • Conclusions, Implications for Practice & Recommendations – state conclusions, implications for practice, and make recommendations for future studies