CASEA Distinguished Service Award

These awards are intended to recognize those who have had a career of distinguished service in the study of educational administration and leadership in Canada. Distinguished Service Awards are presented at the Annual General Meeting or at the annual banquet. No more than two individuals may receive an award in any given year.


Nominees must meet criterion 1 and at least two of the other five criteria listed below to be eligible for the Award. Nominations must include evidence that these criteria have been met consistently over a substantial period of time—normally 15 or more years.

  1. Active involvement in CASEA/ACEAS through: long term membership, presentation of papers, chairing of sessions, involvement on the Executive or other committees, contribution to the Newsletter, or other activities.
  2. A distinguished record of research and publication as evidenced by publications in a variety of journals with national and international status, or by the receipt of research grants or equivalent measures.
  3. A distinguished record of teaching and preparation of graduate students, as evidenced by the receipt of teaching awards, commendations from students, former students occupying leadership positions in education, or the equivalent.
  4. An active role in the preparation of teaching materials, as evidenced by authorship of textbooks, case studies, audio visual materials, presentation of clinics or workshops, or equivalent.
  5. Active involvement in other educational administration organizations such as UCEA, CCEA, AERA, or equivalent.
  6. Active service related to educational administration through membership on various commissions of inquiry, preparation of public reports or documents, contributions to public debate about education issues, or equivalent.


Candidates for the award must be nominated by a department of educational administration (or other appropriate department if the nominating university has no educational administration unit). Candidates need not be nominated by their own institutions; any institution can file a nomination for any person thought to be meritorious.

Submission Requirements

The nomination, signed by the administrative head of the nominating unit, must include:

  1. A complete CV for the candidate
  2. A written statement outlining the ways in which the candidate meets the criteria for the award
  3. Letters of support for the nomination from CASEA/ACEAS members from at least three other universities or educational agencies.


13 March 2023


For information regarding submissions for the award, please contact committee chair:

Dr. Brenda Spencer
University of Calgary


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