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The CEANY annual fall conference is an excellent way to recognize individuals and their exemplary contributions to the field of adult & continuing education. 

Outstanding Continuing Educator Award

Purpose: Recognize an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the general field of continuing education on a state, national,or international level. The focus is on contributions of a general nature that extend beyond Association activities.

Nominations must be made by a current member of CEANY in good standing. Nomination must be for a current member of CEANY in good standing, self nominations are acceptable. Nomination must be from within the last year of annual conference. Should have made exemplary contributions to the field of public continuing higher education during the recent past. Should have made significant contributions to the advancement and recognition of continuing education theory and practice. Should have provided significant leadership by establishing a benchmark in the improvement and/or direction of continuing higher education in New York State.

Outstanding Experienced Continuing Education Professional

Purpose: Recognize an experienced continuing education professional by honoring leaders who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and who excel in continuing education. Nominations must be made

by a current member of CEANY in good standing. Nomination must be for a current member of CEANY in good standing, self nominations are acceptable. Nomination must be from within the last year of annual conference. The CEANY member must have been employed for a period of at least five years in a professional, continuing education position, at the time of his/her nomination. Performed exemplary service to the field of public continuing higher education during the past two years. The individual must demonstrate leadership, commitment, vision, and inspiration.

Outstanding New Continuing Education Professional

Purpose: Recognize a new continuing education professional by honoring emerging leaders who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and who excel in continuing education. Nominations must be made

by a current member of CEANY in good standing. Nomination must be for a current member of CEANY in good standing, self nominations are acceptable. Nomination must be from within the last year of annual conference. The CEANY member must have been employed for a period of at least two years and no more than five years, in a professional,continuing education position, at the time of his / her nomination. Performed exemplary service to the field of public continuing higher education during the past two years. The individual must demonstrate leadership, commitment, vision, and inspiration.

Continuing Education Instructor

Purpose: Recognize an instructor who has made exemplary contributions in support of teaching continuing education students and programs.

Nominations must be made by a current member of CEANY in good standing. Nomination must be for a current member of CEANY in good standing, self nominations are acceptable. Nomination must be from within the last year of annual conference. All nominees must have been involved in teaching continuing education classes (credit or non-credit) during the past academic year. Nominees may be full-time or part-time continuing education faculty engaged in teaching either credit or non-credit classes at a public institution of higher education in the state of New York. A member of CEANY from the instructor’s institution must submit a letter of support for the instructor’s nomination.5.A nominee must have clearly demonstrated excellence in teaching through the use of such techniques as a student-centered approach in teaching, an ability to mentor students, the desire and capability to impact students’ lives/futures, and a dedication to lifelong learning. Evidence could include: syllabi or other course materials, testimonials from colleagues, supervisors, or students, or publicity pieces featuring the nominee.6.A nominee must have performed at a level beyond the expected, either in quality of teaching, service to students, or program/course development.

Emeritus Honor

Purpose:Recognize a retiree who has displayed substantial activity within the Association over a period of time. It provides recognition to qualified

Association members upon their official retirement from their major continuing education role at their institution. Nominations must be made by a current member of CEANY in good standing. Nomination must be from within the last year of annual conference. Must have been a member in good standing of CEANY for at least a total of ten years. Must have been a member of the continuing education profession for at least at total of fifteen years. Must have served the Association in a leadership capacity for at least five years (i.e. chair of committee(s), conference ormeeting chair, etc.). Must have made a significant contribution to continuing education and to an institution.

Certificate of Appreciation

Purpose:Recognize an individual who has made exemplary contributions in support of CEANY activities. This may include support of CEANY

conferences, continuing education programs, operations, faculty, students, etc. It is for college / continuing education professionals and staff who fulfill the below “Criteria.” Nominations must be made by a current member of CEANY in good standing. Nomination must be for a current member of CEANY in good standing, self nominations are acceptable. Nomination must be from within the last year of annual conference. Exhibition of high standards of competency in performing a task or project, as measured against customary practice in the profession. Expenditure of time and energy beyond the routine requirements of the job or project. In general taking the “extra step” –hard to define, but easy to identify. Candidate must have working knowledge of the background and mission of CEANY (e.g. support staff should have a clear understanding and appreciation of the organization, not simply following orders).

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