Sidney Suslow Scholar Award

Sidney Suslow Scholar Award recognizes an individual who, through scholarly work, has made significant contributions to the field of institutional research and advanced understanding of the profession in a meaningful way.  The candidate may or may not be an AIR member or past member. Also, the scholarly work of the candidate:

  • Has significantly advanced the field of institutional research and its theory, study, practice, application, tools, and/or models. 
  • Represents original, meritorious, and/or creative contributions or applications. 
  • Is broadly recognized as being of high quality in its conceptual framework, its presentation and development of relevant ideas and practice, and its implications and applications for institutional research and related higher education policy and practice.  
Nomination Materials

A complete nomination packet must include:

  1. A letter of nomination from a current AIR member that speaks to the ways in which the candidate, through scholarly work, has made significant contributions to the field of institutional research and advanced understanding of the profession in a meaningful way.
  2. At least two letters of support from AIR members.
  3. The candidate’s curriculum vitae/resume, including a listing or bibliography of the candidate’s scholarly contributions.
  4. The candidate’s contact information, including telephone number, email address, and mailing address. 

It is the responsibility of the AIR member nominating the candidate to ensure that the nomination packet is complete. 

Nomination Submission

Nominations may be made at any time by emailing awards@airweb.org. The nomination period for 2014 awards is closed. Future nominations will be considered for 2015.

RECIPIENTS OF THE SIDNEY SUSLOW SCHOLAR AWARD

2014 - Richard D. Howard
2013 - Robert K. Toutkoushian
2012 - Stephen L. DesJardins
2010 - Gary R. Pike
2009 - Don Hossler
2008 - Gerald McLaughlin
2006 - Larry Leslie
2005 - Clifford Adelman
2004 - Paul T. Brinkman
2003 - Trudy W. Banta
2002 - George D. Kuh
2001 - J. Fredericks Volkwein
2000 - Peter T. Ewell
1999 - Joan S. Stark
1998 - John Smart
1997 - Marvin W. Peterson
1995 - Cameron L. Fincher*
1994 - K. Patricia Cross
1992 - Alexander W. Astin
1991 - Yvonna S. Lincoln
1991 - Leonard L. Baird
1989 - C. Robert Pace
1989 - Urban S. Dahllof
1987 - Howard R. Bowen
1987 - Ernest T. Pascarella
1987 - Patrick T. Terenzini  

* Deceased