Educational Policy Studies- Sterling Fishman Memorial Award



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Sterling Fishman Memorial Award

The Department of Educational Policy Studies is pleased to announce the Sterling Fishman Memorial Award. Sterling Fishman was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison who taught here for many years in the departments of Educational Policy Studies and History. Sterling was dedicated to historical and humanistic scholarship. The award honors the memory of a colleague of great distinction in the history of education. The award is given every spring to an EPS graduate student who exemplifies outstanding scholarship in the history of education. The following procedures govern the award:

  • A faculty committee of three from the Department of Educational Policy Studies recommends the name of the recipient of the Fishman award for approval by the department. The department Chair appoints this committee, which includes two faculty members whose primary teaching responsibilities lie in the History of Education, and one other departmental colleague.
  • Brief letters of nomination and the curriculum vitae of nominees should be submitted to the selection committee by faculty nominators. Student self-nominations will also be accepted. A letter of support from a faculty member should follow. Letters from students and faculty should be addressed to "The Sterling Fishman Memorial Award Committee," and include information that the Selection Committee might consider. Examples of this are specified in Item 5 below.
  • Nominations are due by March 1.
  • The Selection Committee will make its recommendation to the faculty at the April department meeting.
  • The Selection Committee will take into account various criteria in making its selection of the award recipient. These include evidence of academic excellence as a student in the classroom, papers presented at professional meetings, published articles, academic honors and similar examples of scholarly achievement. These materials do not have to be submitted to the Selection Committee, but may be requested of students.
  • A student may receive the Fishman Award only once.
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