Outstanding Latina/o Educator (OLÉ) Award Nomination 2013


The Outstanding Latina/o Educator (OLÉ) Award was established in 2004 in the College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF) under the auspices of the College’s Diversity Committee. The awards are given annually to Latina/o students of the College of Education who, according to COEDU faculty nominators, demonstrate exceptional performance/potential in the areas of teaching, research, and service. One award is available at each of the levels of study (Undergraduate, Master’s/Ed. S., and Doctoral). Additionally, there is an honorable mention award for each level as well (criteria for the awards can be found below). Nominees and their families are invited to an awards dinner that is held on Thursday October 10th from 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. in the COEDU's TECO Room. Recipients receive an honorarium as well as other gifts. To nominate Outstanding Latina or Latino Educators for this award, faculty must submit an OLÉ award nomination form (below) or as paper copy with supporting documentation (see directions below) for each student nominated.

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****Students must be enrolled in the College of Education through the Fall semester of 2013 in order to receive the award.
****Deadline for completing the nomination process is Sunday September 15th, 2013
****Criteria
UNDERGRADUATE:
At this level, it is expected that the student’s focus would be primarily on a major area of study in the College of Education. Service should be evident (e.g., membership in student organizations, volunteer activities, participation within schools and/or communities as work or service learning). Research (e.g., use of data to inform instruction, work with faculty on research projects) and teaching could also be evident.

MASTER'S or EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Ed.S):
At this level, it is expected that the student’s focus would be primarily on disciplinary practice (e.g., teaching, counseling, etc.). Research (e.g., action research in the classroom, work with faculty on research projects) and service (e.g., membership in professional organizations, participation with schools and/or communities, leadership in professional development experiences) should be evident. Teaching experience or disciplinary practice (e.g., evaluating, counseling, etc.) could be included. A higher level of sophistication is expected of students at the Ed.S. level in comparison to those at the Master’s level) regarding contributions to research, service, and PK-12 student learning and/or related supports.

DOCTORAL:
At this level, it is expected that the student’s focus would be primarily on research and related experiences performed independently or in collaboration with faculty (e.g., conference presentations, manuscript submissions, creative works). Service should be evident (e.g., membership in professional organizations and within schools and/or communities). Teaching experience or disciplinary practice (e.g., evaluating, counseling, etc.) could be included, preferably at the college level but also at the PK-12 level.

    COEDU's 9th Annual Outstanding Latina/o Educator (OLÉ) Award

    You may submit this electronic form and send supporting documents later (by September, 6th, 2013). As part of your nomination, it is appropriate to ask nominees for their university identification number, email address, and clarification of some nomination details (e.g., Latino/a heritage) and/or for samples of work.
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