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24th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium

22conf/508_2022 FEMA HiEd Symposium Library Event.pdf

Have your FEMA Student Identification (SID) number available when you apply for the HiEd Symposium. CDP is currently performing maintenance. SID account access is unavailable at this time.

2022 Symposium Invitation

Application and Instructions - The instructions are unique to HiEd thus should be read and followed carefull

Student Volunteer Flyer

Symposium Library Event

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University Awards:

  • FEMA Higher Education Program Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

    Sponsored by the University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Public Administration

    Award Overview

    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award recognizes outstanding SoTL efforts within the emergency management and homeland security disciplines. Sponsored by the University of Central Florida's School of Public Administration, this annual award is based on the criteria below and presented at the FEMA Higher Education Symposium.

    In the field emergency management, the educational challenge of linking a student's theoretical knowledge with practical experience remains. To advance the discipline, we must "step back and reflect systematically on the teaching we have done, in a form that can be publicly viewed and built upon by our peers."1 This is the basis of the scholarship of teaching and learning, commonly referred to as SoTL research. Similar to related disciplines, it is vital for us to study and analyze the effectiveness of various pedagogical theories and tools, especially as we move closer to accreditation standards. Data should be systematically collected each semester at the classroom and program level using inductive and deductive approaches when analyzing the design of a new course, modifying existing courses, or enhancing a program. We must strategically disseminate the results, actionable items, and materials to academics and practitioners at conferences, annual meetings, journals, and workshops. This is important because it enhances the quality of our programs, advances the discipline, and strengthens vital university-community partnerships.

    1 Shulman, L.S. (2004). Lamarck's revenge: teaching among the scholarships. Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Award Criteria

    The criteria for evaluating applicants' award application packet include the following three major categories:

    1. Value or impact of SoTL efforts both within the discipline and to the teaching and learning community (e.g., serving as an editor or a peer reviewer for a SoTL journal, presenting SoTL research results at professional conferences, and other forums within and outside their institution).
    2. Peer recognition of SoTL research and efforts in the emergency management and homeland security disciplines.
    3. Publication of SoTL research in the emergency management and homeland security disciplines. 528 W. Livingston Street – DPAC Suite 446, Orlando, FL 32801

    Materials (Submitted as a single PDF document)

    1. Nomination letter from the dean, director, chair, or a colleague written specifically in reference to this award. Self-nominations are also accepted. The letter should stress the nominee's achievements in dissemination of knowledge relating to SoTL.
    2. Statement of the nominee's SoTL philosophy (100 words maximum).
    3. Summary of the nominee's SoTL accomplishments and impact of their SoTL research (200 words maximum).
    4. Curriculum Vitae with SoTL research and grants highlighted. Applicants may include brief annotations in the CV to help the committee understand why specific entries fit into the SoTL category.

    Submission Details

    The submission deadline is April 29, 2022, and self-nominations are welcomed. Submit the application to Claire Connolly Knox.

  • Kay C. Goss Innovation & Technology Award


    The Effective Candidate Should Demonstrate The Following Qualities:

    A record of regular participation in the Annual FEMA Higher Education Symposium.
    Outstanding teaching effectiveness both within and outside the classroom using emerging technologies.
    The ability to inspire, promote, & develop emergency management programs, professors, and students through innovative methods.
    Professional contributions to the field of emergency management.


    To Make A Nomination

    Send a letter addressing how the nominee meets the criteria listed above to EM.AWARDS@ATU.EDU

    Deadline for submissions is April 29. Award will be presented at the Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium June 6-9, 2022.

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