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THE UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (UPCEA)
INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS
FRANDSON AWARD FOR LITERATURE
IN THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL, CONTINUING, AND/OR ONLINE EDUCATION
2016 Call for Nominations
The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) invites nominations for the
Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Education. The award is presented in
honor of the late Phillip E. Frandson, former Dean of UCLA Extension and 1977-78 UPCEA President.
The award recognizes excellence in achievement for literature written about the theory or practice of
professional, continuing, and online education. Nominated books will be noted in the UPCEA newsletter
(e- and print), bringing them to the attention of nearly 4,000 higher education professionals.
Benefits to the Award Winner
The award winning book draws the attention of professional, continuing, and online education
professionals nationwide. Benefits include:
 The winning book is entitled to display the Frandson Book Award emblem on the cover for
current and all future press runs.
 The winning book will be reviewed in the UPCEA Review, distributed to nearly 4,000 members
working in professional, continuing, and online education and their university offices.
 The winning book and sales information about it will be displayed prominently in the exhibition
hall of the UPCEA Annual Conference, hosted April 7-9, 2016 in San Diego, California.
 The author(s) of the winning book will be invited to participate in the award ceremony at the
UPCEA Annual Conference and to present a talk on the topic.
 The author(s) also receives an attractive Frandson Book Award plaque.
Award Criteria
Nominated books will be reviewed by the UPCEA Frandson Award Committee composed of national
scholars and practitioners in the field of professional, continuing, and online higher education. The
Award is reserved for extraordinary works that make significant contributions to the field. Thus the
Award may not be given each year. The Frandson Book Award will be presented to the author(s) of a
book or monograph which best satisfies the following criteria:
 The work is published in 2015.
 The work is important to the theory or practice of professional, continuing, and online higher
education.
 The work exemplifies originality and a superior quality of prose in the English language.
Eligible content includes:
 Management and leadership in professional, continuing, and online education,
 Adult education and innovative instructional strategies,
 Adults as learners,
 Distance education and instructional design,
 Marketing and/or financial management for professional, continuing, and online education,
 Examination of the future of professional, continuing, and online education,
 Role of lifelong learning in economic development, globalization and broader public policy
issues.
FRANDSON Award for Literature (2016)
IN THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL, CONTINUING, and ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION
Nomination Process
 Nominations are invited from authors, editors, publishers, and individuals.
 Please send one copy of the nominated work to each member of the review committee (names
and addresses are listed below). Works not sent to each committee member and the chair may
be disqualified.
 Please click here to fill out the nomination form.
 Nominated books must be received by December 1, 2015.
 If you have a book appropriate for nomination that will be published between December 1 and
December 31, 2015, please contact Amy Heitzman at [email protected] or 202.400.2683
about possible late submission.
Notification of Award
The committee chair will notify the winning author(s) by January 31, 2016. UPCEA will make a formal
announcement and presentation of the Frandson Award at the 101st Annual Conference, held April 7-9,
2016 in San Diego, California.
Committee Members:
Judith Potter (chair)
Dean, Continuing Studies
McGill University
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 1240
Montreal, CAN H3A 3R1
514.398.6156
[email protected]
John LaBrie
Dean and Vice President, College of Professional
Studies
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave., 40 BV
Boston, MA 02115
617.373.2412
[email protected]
Beth Laves
Associate Vice President
Western Kentucky University
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270.745.1900
[email protected]
Amy Claire Heitzman
Senior Vice President for Strategy & Chief
Learning Officer
UPCEA
One DuPont Circle, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
202.400.2683
[email protected]
Nancy Salzman
Dean, School of Extended Education
Brandman University
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
949.341.9868
[email protected]
Deb Baldini
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Associate Dean - Arts & Sciences
One University Blvd., 318 Lucas
St. Louis, MO
314.516.5912
[email protected]
Cynthia Lawson
Associate Provost for Distributed and Global
Education
The New School
66 West 12th St, Room 705
New York, NY 10011
212.229.8947
[email protected]
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