2020 4th Annual International Conference

2020 4th Annual International Conference

4th Annual International Conference on SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, FINANCE & ECONOMIC POLICY

(SSRFEP 2020)

The 4th Annual International Conference on Social Science Research, Finance & Economic Policy (SSRFEP 2020) is a platform for researchers, scientists, scholars, students and industry professionals from around the world to present their current research and foster alliances with peers and have scientific discussion on the latest advancements in the interlinked domains of science, business, engineering, technology and it’s research benefits for each other’s domain progress.. The conference has been designed to facilitate learning and networking in an engaging environment. The participants of this leading academic conference will have a chance to learn about the latest trends, discuss common challenges, and brainstorm creative solutions. With seminars facilitated by industry’s top thought leaders and influencers, SSRFEP 2020 is packed with oral and poster presentations that will provide you a dose of inspiration.

We are gathering top members of the academia for two days of learning, networking, and presenting. Our expert scientific committee ensures the highest level of quality of all oral, virtual, and poster presentations. With topics covering a range of pressing issues, Social Science Research, Finance & Economics and development from all around the world, SSRFEP 2020 is a place to be.

OBJECTIVES

  • The objective of this conference is to identify, develop and promote research and practice in integration with innovation in social science finance, economic and development.
  • It is expected to bring novel and creative ideas from different spheres on a common platform.
  • The conference intends to highlight holistic problem solving, decision making, and deliberate on emerging challenges and issues arising from developing economies, and knowledge transfer to businesses and industries.
  • It is a quest for innovative solutions enhancing sustainability, and mutually beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders of an organization or institution and society as a whole.

TOPICS

ECONOMICS: 

  • The fourth industrial revolution and its challenges to current economic research.
  • Digitalization as a main driver of growth for businesses and economies
  • The role of human capital in the digital economy and in the production function
  • New market models and new consumption models
  • Contemporary Economy and Globalization
  • The Economic Impact on Social Development and Democracy
  • National Economies between Liberalization and Intervention
  • International and Local Capital Markets
  • Towards Modern Welfare Economics
  • The Economics of Modern Enterprise
  • The Role of SMEs in National Economies
  • SMEs in Global Value Chains
  • Towards Modern Welfare Economics
  • Modern Tendencies in Economy and Management of Tourism
  • The Economics of Modern Enterprise

FINANCE

  • Architecture of financial systems and financial supervision in the era of digitalization
  • Interest rate and currency markets manipulation, how to fix the system?
  • Bankruptcy prediction and the role of information
  • Assets valuation under uncertainty
  • Corporate governance, incentives and risk taking in emerging market
  • Treasury management and liquidity crisis
  • Managing market Imperfections
  • Value maximization in volatile markets
  • Capital structure and credit ratings fundamentals
  • Liquidity shortage and companies credit crunch
  • Risk assessment and value of fast growing firms
  • Deposit insurance
  • Resolution funds and banks crisis management
  • International institutions, market regulation and supervision
  • Financial stability, systemic risk and contagion risk
  • Measures of financial stability and systemic risk
  • The role of central bank for financial stability, within macro prudential supervision and payment system oversight
  • Price stability and financial stability as joint goals of the central bank
  • Credit risk and macroeconomic variables
  • The risk reporting in the international financial accounting standard
  • Internal auditing and corporate risk management
  • Accounting measurement and performances measurement

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

  • Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity
  • Child Research
  • Family Research
  • Caring or Research for the Elderly
  • Technology/Criminology in Society
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Cults, Clans, and Communities
  • Class Conflict and Inequalities
  • Spirituality, Superstition, and Legends
  • Cultural appropriation & assimilation
  • Sociology of Food
  • Youth Cultures
  • Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
  • Social Movements
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender Issues
  • Police brutality
  • Poverty gap
  • Social media activism
  • Spirituality and religion

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Our event is designed for members of the academia and non-profit, public, and private sector members who are interested in the latest research and academic developments in the field of Social Sciences, Finance and Economic Policy.

The event is a must-attend for:

  • University faculty and staff
  • Faculty members and lecturers
  • Master’s students and PhD candidates
  • Advisors and counselors
  • Career officers
  • Teaching and research assistants
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Sociologists, Economists, anthropologists, linguists, and political scientists
  • International affairs specialists
  • Public administrators
  • Urban and regional development specialists
  • Members of local and international non-profit organisations in the field of social science, humanities, finance and economics
  • Local, national, state, regional and international policy makers and government contractors
  • Private sector specialists in the fields of social studies, humanities, finance and economics

 

If you don’t fall in any of these categories, but are interested in learning from top academics in the field in an interactive, content-packed environment, we invite you to register!

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Selection of papers for presentation and discussion will be based on detailed abstracts of 500 words. Abstracts must include a clear indication of the purpose of paper, major results, implications, key references and keywords. The author(s) should clearly mention under which track the paper may be included. They should adhere to the following

Length: 500 words excluding title/cover page and references

Font: Times New Roman

Font Size: 10 points

Spacing: 1.5

Title page: Title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details

The experts will review abstracts and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers will be selected. Authors should submit one hard copy and a soft copy of the abstract in Microsoft Word format to the Secretariat. The electronic copy should be mailed to ed@iarsa.info. Acceptance of the abstract implies that at least one of the authors will register, attend the programme and present the paper.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS

One hard copy and one soft copy each in Microsoft Word of the paper selected for presentation will have to be submitted to the Secretariat. The electronic version of the paper should be sent to ed@iarsa.info. Papers must include a clear indication of the purpose, major results, implications, and key references. They should adhere to the following:

  • One hard copy at the Association address and an electronic version of the manuscript in MS Word format should be submitted via E-mail to the Secretariat at ed@iarsa.info.
  • Manuscript should be of 4000-5000 words approximately, excluding tables, graphs & charts.
  • All text should be in double space with 1-inch margins on all the sides on A4 size paper using Font Times New Roman of size 10.
  • The first page of the manuscript should have the title of the paper, name of the author(s), organisational affiliation, complete mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address. Please do not indicate author name, affiliation, or any other such information in the manuscript elsewhere.
  • Second page of manuscript should have the abstract of 300 to 400 words.
  • All tables, charts, and graphs should be prepared on separate sheets, after the references section, and numbered continuously in Arabic numerical as referred to in the text. The sources, wherever necessary, should be mentioned at the bottom.
  • Last page of the manuscript must have a brief autobiographical sketch of all the authors, about 100 words for each author.
  • References should be arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Selected quality papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in IARSA’s International Education and Research Journal (IIERJ) subject to approval through the Double Blind Peer Review process.

PRESENTATION MODES

1. Oral Presentation

You have to just bring your presentation in a PowerPoint format (we encourage short video files which would make presentation interesting). Each presenter will get a maximum of 15 minutes for presentation, which includes set-up time and 2-3 minutes of Q & A session.

2. Poster Presentation

All you have to do is to make a poster on soft copy/ hard copy (Ideally 2 feet x 3 feet). We would project the soft copy on the LCD projector for 5-10 minutes. If the author brings the printed poster, we would be attaching it to the display board/ display wall. The poster may be explained to the participants by the presenter.

3. Virtual Presentation

Those whose abstracts are accepted and they cannot attend the conference, are allowed to make a Skype presentation or share a video presentation. Your abstract will be included in the proceedings and your full paper will be considered for publication.

4. Listener/ Audience Member

You are more than welcome to participate in our conference as an audience member. Please send us an email in advance and please make sure to pay the registration fee in advance.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS

As a platform for global academic conferences, the quality of proceedings has always been an aspect attracting much of our attention. To ensure quality of our publications and to better serve the peers in academic circle, we now call for reviewers among professionals and experts of the world. Professionals and experts who have good experience in his/ her specific research field; are encouraged to join us to become reviewers

The responsibility of reviewers is to evaluate the quality, relevance, and merit of submitted papers. Comments should be as complete and detailed as possible and contain clear opinions about strengths, weaknesses, relevance, and importance to the field. Reviewers should consider themselves as mentors to the author(s) and comments should be specific and constructive and suggestions should be intended to enhance the manuscript. Reviewers will be asked to confirm the levels of evidence classified by the authors and reflected in the manuscript’s contents.

All interested scholars should send their consent to ed@iarsa.info by mentioning their area of interest. For this voluntary service, all reviewers will be awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Secretariat.

CALL FOR SESSION MODERATORS

We invite scholars to become session moderators. All interested scholars should send their consent to ed@iarsa.info by mentioning their area of interest. For this voluntary service, all session moderators will be awarded a certificate of appreciation by the conference Secretariat.

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

The following are the guidelines for authors to prepare their manuscripts.

Language: All submitted manuscripts must be in English, either in standard American English or in standard British English.

Manuscript Length: Submitted manuscripts must be no longer than 25 pages. Any submissions exceeding this length will not be accepted until the authors reduce the same. Manuscripts must be single spaced (Times New Roman Size 12 fonts), including all references and footnotes.

MANUSCRIPT DETAILS

TITLE PAGE

The title page of the manuscript must be a separate page that must appear before the text and must contain the following:

  • Title of the submission – The title of your manuscript must be both descriptive and brief. You are requested to avoid abbreviations, acronyms and formulae.
  • Names and affiliation of the authors – Both the given and family names of all authors must be mentioned clearly. The full name and postal address of the location of the authors’ affiliations (i.e. where the work or research was performed) must be mentioned clearly below the name of the authors. The postal address must include all relevant details such as country name and postal code. The contact information of the authors may also be provided should they wish, including their postal address, telephone number and email ID.
  • Corresponding Author – One author must be designated as the ‘corresponding author’, i.e. the one that will handle all the correspondence with the Journal, including at various stages pre and post publication of the submission. Full telephone numbers, including ISD and area codes, email ID and full postal address for this author must be provided to ensure smooth communication.
  • Sponsoring Information – it is compulsory that any sponsoring or supporting institution or organization relevant to the submission be mentioned in the title page.

ABSTRACT

An abstract of between 200-300 words is required for submission. It is recommended that the abstract be brief and purely factual. It must contain the following information – the purpose/objective of the research conducted, methodology used, its results and any significant conclusions from the same. As it may be used separately from the long form research article, it must also be comprehensive. As such, due to its short length, it is advised that references be avoided in the abstract unless absolutely necessary. In case references are cited, they must be provided in full and must not be added to the reference list.

KEYWORDS

The proceedings will be published in an electronic journal; keywords are all the more important. Keywords must be provided immediately after the abstract. No more than eight keywords will be accepted. It is also recommended that these keywords not contain plural terms and multiple concepts.

SUBDIVISION OF MANUSCRIPT

The manuscript must be divided into clear subsections to improve its readability. The abstract must not be included as a section.

PRESENTATION OF TABLES AND FIGURES

Tables and figures must be presented in the text of the manuscript and must adhere to the latest APA style format.

REFERENCES

  • We use the APA style of referencing and all manuscripts must strictly adhere to the same.
  • Additionally, please note that it is compulsory that all references cited in the body of the manuscript must be provided in full in the reference list and conversely, all citations in the reference list must have been cited in the body of the manuscript. In case any unpublished texts or results and any personal communications are used for the manuscript, they must not be cited in the reference list. In case any of these are used, they must only be mentioned in the text. Any items accepted for publication can be referenced provided the citation includes the phrase ‘in press’ to indicate this.
  • References must be arranged alphabetically and then chronologically where necessary. If multiple references are used from the same author in the same year, then they must be indicated using letters placed after year of publication. (‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ etc.)

PUBLICATION

All abstracts accepted for presentation in this conference will be published in the conference proceeding (softcopy). The full manuscripts submitted to the conference have the potential to be published in one of the journals mentioned below or in our recommended ISI/SCOPUS indexed journals (subject to the compliance with journal’s guidelines, terms and conditions and acceptance by the editors and review committee).

QUALITY ASSURANCE OF SSRFEP 2020 BY IARSA

  • Quality Assured by the Academic Governing Body of IARSA
  • High-Quality Partner Affiliations
  • Enthusiastic Researchers, Policymakers, Stakeholders & Intellectual Scholars representing the field of Social Sciences
  • Quality standards based on the Committee on Research & Publication
  • Best Quality Publication Opportunities
  • Quality Conference Experience with Professional Organizing Committee
  • Quality Reviewing Process
  • Ensuring the Career Growth
  • Proven History
  • Awards for the Best Researchers

POLICY ON PLAGIARISM

All papers submitted to SSRFEP 2020 will be checked for plagiarism (including self-plagiarism). If a paper is found to fall in the category of plagiarism, the paper will not be reviewed and automatically rejected. Even if a paper is accepted and paid for registration, the Publication and Research Committee has a right to reject the paper and will not publish the paper in the proceedings. Please note that a list of authors of the papers identified in the category of plagiarism will be forwarded to the Secretariat.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.

Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panelists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience. 

The proposal must include:

  • Title
  • Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)
  • Speakers Name, Affiliations and Emails
  • Scope
  • Objective and motivation

WORKSHOPS

A workshop at SSRFEP 2020 will provide an opportunity for a group of participants to achieve a specific goal or address a particular problem. It is designed to train or educate participants in a particular research methodology or theoretical approach to address a specific problem, such as how to use particular research findings in governance and sustainable development or policy.

The workshop will also be a useful way to develop a consensus on a particular issue. For example, the goal of the workshop may be to produce a position statement or policy on a particular topic, to identify priorities in a specific area or to develop theoretical perspectives or methodologies. It will have a clear structure and require active participation by everyone involved. The Workshop convenor/facilitator should inform us in advance if there is a limit of participants expected, so we can have time to inform the conference attendees.

The workshop session should be dynamic and interactive. Timing for workshops should not extend 60 minutes.

WHY ATTEND

  • Develop or maintain partnerships for your institution
  • Integrate a more global perspective into the curriculum and the classroom
  • Are a volunteer working with international students or scholars in your local community
  • Want to make international education and research your career
  • Wish to expand your network of international educators and researchers
  • Lead or advance internationalization on your campus
  • Work in or support any aspect of an international education office
  • Advise or support study abroad students or international students and scholars
  • Provide services or products that support the field of international education

 

SPONSORSHIP

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Sponsors are an important part of our The 4th Annual International Conference on Social Science Research, Finance & Economic Policy (SSRFEP 2020).They play a crucial role in delivering an exceptional conference experience.

Why Sponsor?

  • Publicity and Long term branding. 
  • Unique intellectual leadership communication opportunities. 
  • Reaching the researchers and scientists across the globe
  • Promoting your Institution/Company’s services and products

Sponsorship Opportunity and Benefits

  • Logo and Name on the Conference Stage Banners: 1 horizontal and 1 vertical banner. 
  • Complimentary Conference Registration: 2 Registrations including, lunch and tea. 
  • Logo and name on the brochure. 
  • Logo and name on the proceedings. 
  • Logo and name on the Conference website. 
  • 50% Discounted rate for exhibition space.  

Payment Requirements

A minimum deposit of 50% of the sponsorship fee is due with the completed agreement on or before 25th July, 2018.

Payment method:

By Bank Transfer or check payable in favor of International Association of Research Scholars

Bank: Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc

Swift BIC Code - ZEIBNGLAWEB

Sort Code – Routing (ABA): 76 057150013

Account Numbers – 5080169711 (Domiciliary Accounts); 1014828237 (Naira Account)

CATEGORIES OF SPONSORSHIP

PLATINUM

(Major Sponsor - $6,000 - $7,000 (N 2, 160,000 – N 2, 520,000)

Companies and institutions will have the opportunity to provide information about their products and services in booths that will be in the indoor exhibition area. Companies also will have their name  printed on the sponsor list as official sponsor in the Catalogue of Exhibitors and will receive four pages free of charge for presentation of their company profile.

  • Conference Bag: The logotype of the sponsor will be printed on the conference bags. That will be distributed to the participants.
  • Conference Admission: The  sponsor  will  have  the  right  for  four  full  conference  registrations including  the  Book  of Proceedings and participation at  the official symposium    banquet.
  • Space  at poster exhibition hall 
  • Logo and Name on the Symposium  Stage Banners: 1 horizontal and 1 vertical banners 
  • Logo and name  on the program booklet 
  • Logo and name  on the proceedings 
  • Logo and name  on the Symposium webpage 

DIAMOND

(Contributing Sponsor - $3,000 - $4,000 (N 1, 080,000 – N 1, 440,000)

Companies and institutions will have the opportunity to provide information about their  products and services in booths that will be in the indoor exhibition area Companies also will have their name printed on  the  sponsor  list as official  sponsor  in  the Catalogue of Exhibitors  and will  receive  two pages free of charge for presentation of their company profile.

  • Conference Bag: The logotype of the sponsor will be printed on the conference bags. That will be distributed to the participants.
  • Conference Admission: The sponsor will have the right for two full conference registrations including the Book of Proceedings and participation at the official symposium banquet.
  • Logo and name  on the proceedings  
  • Logo and name  on the Symposium webpage  

GOLD

(Supporting Sponsor - $1,500 - $2,000 (N 540, 000 – N 720, 000)

  • Opening and closing ceremony: The sponsor will be mentioned at the opening and closing ceremony.
  • Lecture presentation: Speech of 15 minutes on each day.
  • Main Banner: The sponsor’s logotype will be printed on the main banner in front or ahead the plenum.
  • Own banner: The  sponsor  will  have  a  reserved  space  for an  own banner in  the  venue  as  official sponsor    Size and location will  be determined.
  • One page of the Book of Proceedings
  • Conference bag: The logotype of the sponsor will be printed on the conference bags that will be distributed to the participants.
  • Conference Admission: The sponsor will have the right for one full conference registrations including the Book of Proceedings and participation at the official symposium banquet.

SILVER

(Targeted Sponsorship - $1,000 - $1,500 (N360, 000 - N 540, 000)

  • Opening and closing ceremony: The sponsor will be mentioned at the opening and closing ceremony.
  • Main Banner: The sponsor’s logotype will be printed on the main banner in front or ahead the plenum.
  • Half page of the Book of Proceedings: The logotype of the sponsor will appear on the page and on the sponsor page of the book.
  • Internet: The sponsor will have its logo or banner and the status of main sponsor in the first page of website with a link to its own website at the official symposium banquet.

ADD-ONS

Interested in augmenting your sponsorship? It’s a great way to enhance the delegate experience and notch up the profile of your company.

We are pleased to suggest the following sponsorship benefit “add-ons”.

  • Add a complimentary drink ticket for delegates to your reception sponsorship (and bump up to Gold Sponsor status) $500 (N 180, 000)  
  • Include a one page, 8.5x11, advertisement or a gift in the delegate bag $200 (N 72, 000)
  • Include a color ad in the electronic Conference Program or on the Conference website:

¼ page $60 (N21, 600)

½ page $100 (N 36, 000)

SPONSORSHIP FORM

We are interested in participating and sponsoring the symposium and would be interested in the following: (Kindly tick as applicable)

  • Platinum Sponsor
  • Diamond Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor

Name/company/institution: ______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Address           : ______________________________________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone: ______________________________________________________________________________

 

E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Mode of Payment (specify):

______________________________________________________________________________

 

EXHIBITORS

Showcase Your Products and Services

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The 4th Annual International Conference on Social Science Research, Finance & Economic Policy (SSRFEP 2020) attendees are on a quest for knowledge, information, and technology. This event gives you an exclusive opportunity to provide it in a category-specific pavilion that complements your services and generates traffic from prospects with a focused interest. Demonstrate your products in SSRFED’s high-visibility interactive environment and share your expertise in hands-on education sessions on the show floor. These interactive opportunities — and more — are available to exhibitors at minimal or no cost.

Generate Leads and Promote your Offerings All Year Long

As an exhibitor, you will also benefit from an Online Booth Profile, which provides continuous exposure on the SSRFEP 2020 conference website and mobile app, along with the opportunity to promote your offerings year-round to attendees and non-attendees alike. No other event has the potential to deliver a higher return on investment: you save time and money as you cultivate business and generate leads — building your brand, educating your audience, and maintaining visibility in the process. Invest three days at SSRFEP 2020 and reap the returns all year long.

Why Exhibit?

  • Direct access to decision-makers
  • Unique opportunity for your company or institution to be present at the largest gathering of scholars and academicians
  • Gain vital exposure to qualified members of international scholars
  • Participate in workshops and education sessions along with delegates
  • Be present while policy and procedures are developed
  • Exclusive access to your target market of you products or service and professional advisors
  • Our exhibit area is fully integrated in our conference floor plan and activities, maximizing interaction with delegates
  • Connect with decision makers who are leaders in education, research, strategic development and administration.
  • Maximize your company’s visibility and exposure during extended conference networking breaks
  • Build recognition of your company and products/services for increased brand awareness
  • Showcase your latest products and services

For further enquiries, call us today at +2347017019025, or email us at ssrfep@iarsac.org

Awards Presentation

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 Through the years, IARSA has established a diverse set of honors to celebrate the achievements and leadership of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to international education.

One of IARSA's priorities is to ensure that school leaders and administrators are recognized for their excellence. Through our annual awards program, we honor students, researchers, administrators and community organizations for their achievements and their dedication to public and private education.

The Excellence Awards is organized with the intention of valuing one’s contribution to the field and behind the idea of encouraging for more active involvement for the betterment of the education, research and administration as a whole. The concept shall motivate you to achieve more which will in turn benefit the education and research and could lead towards a policy implementation in nurturing for a fruitful tomorrow. Considering the marks given by the evaluation committee and the Conference Chair, the highest scoring presentations shall be recommended for the following awards.

The final decisions will be taken by the chair of the sessions, evaluation panel members of the session and conference chair. Evaluation panel will be consist with personals with sound academic or/and industrial background for that particular subject area. Evaluation panel and chair will be given the marks according to criteria.

Administrator of the Year Awards

These awards recognize outstanding performance and achievement by individual institution administrators, classified academicians or educators employees in the following categories:

  • Chancellor
  • Pro-Chancellor
  • Vice Chancellor 2019
  • Rector
  • Provost
  • Secondary Principal/Administrator  
  • Adult Education Administrator
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Curriculum and Instruction¢ Administrator 
  • Professor of Education
  • Retired Administrator

Lifetime Achievement Award

International Association of Research Scholars and Administrators (IARSA)’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors members who, in the course of their professional careers, have made genuine contributions to the field of education in the areas of education, research, policy and administration.

Outstanding Paper Award

IARSA honors one or two of its members with the Outstanding Paper Award. Authors of original, unpublished articles contributing to the field of educational research, program evaluation, assessment, administration, accountability, or related topics are invited to submit their papers for consideration for the IARSA’s Outstanding Paper Award.

Authors of original, unpublished articles are invited to submit their papers for consideration for IARSA “Outstanding Paper Award.” The winner of the IARSA Outstanding Paper Award will automatically be selected to present his or her paper at IARSA Annual International Conference.

Outstanding Researcher Award

One University and college faculty member will be awarded annually based upon a distinguished record in research or creative activities. The faculty member must have contributed a meaningful amount of their work while a member of our University.

Nominees will be evaluated on their quality of work over their academic career, and this evaluation will be based on the records and the supporting materials the faculty members are asked to supply.

Distinguished Teacher Award

The IARSA Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes a teacher, professor, or instructor at any educational level who has had an especially positive influence on the education or life of their students

Emerging Leadership University Award

The IARSA Emerging Leadership Award recognises CEOs who have developed exemplary systems of leadership and professional development and created a campus culture that proactively supports career and leadership advancement for all campus personnel. Nominees should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to leadership development for emerging community college leaders through programming that includes exposure to the IARSA Competencies for Community University Leaders.

Faculty Innovation Award

The IARSA Faculty Innovation Award recognizes faculty of IARSA member universities and colleges who have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of a campus programme that has had positive impact on the learning experience for students.  The outcome of this programme should result in the improvement of student completion numbers within a course or a degree field.  Nominees should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to student access and success.

Community University Safety Planning and Leadership 

IARSA recognizes the importance of creating a safe campus environment that is free from danger, injury or risk.  Although this is the ultimate goal, critical events may happen on campus, and colleges must understand how to operate before, during, and after the event.  Universities can take steps to develop the leadership, infrastructure, and training needed to ensure a high level of safety of the institution and the surrounding communities. Further, they can serve as models and help provide workers to assist with community preparedness and response. To that end, the association has created the Award of Excellence in University Safety Planning and Leadership to recognize exemplary practices and innovation in campus safety and emergency response strategies, programs, and procedures. 

Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research

The IARSA Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research and administration is presented year to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research and administration. Recipients of this award are persons who have made noteworthy contributions to reporting on findings, bodies of research, or scholarship in the field of education research and administration in any medium of public communication. The award honors a media professional whose work exemplifies promoting a broader vision of the value of education research to society.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The deliberations of the Awards Selection Committee and its subcommittees are confidential. The contents of nominations are also confidential and should not be shared, except for appropriate publicity of the winners as described in the guidelines of the IARSA Awards Recognition Committee. The names of selected awardees are to remain confidential until the Governing Council has endorsed the selections, the winners have received official notice, and the chair has informed the committee members that this information may be shared. Subcommittee assignments are also to be held confidential. Should a nominator seek feedback on how his/her nominee fared, all such communications should be directed to the chair of the Awards Selection Committee.

 

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