APTA is seeking two members to serve a two-year term on the Education Awards Subcommittee.
The Awards Committee subcommittees will apply the criteria established by the Board of Directors (Board) for each association honor and award to each nomination received for each award under its purview and make recommendations to the Board regarding award recipients.
The Board’s determined charge for each Awards Committee Subcommittee is:
- Review award nominations received for each award that falls under the subcommittee's purview against the applicable criteria established by the Board.
- Recommend potential recipients to the Board for final approval.
- When requested by the Board, review and make recommendations on proposals for new awards applicable to the subcommittee's award category and provide feedback on the utility of the criteria and measurement tools for existing awards within the subcommittee's purview.
- Submit a report to the Board on an annual basis.
This subcommittee will review nominations received for the following awards:
Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching
The Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching is for clinical or academic educators who have been actively engaged for a minimum of 5 years in entry and/or advanced levels of formal education for upcoming physical therapist professionals. Qualifying teaching expertise must occur within at least 1 accredited program from which students earn an academic qualification upon graduation.
A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator
The F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator recognizes physical therapist assistant student educators who have demonstrated and exhibited a noteworthy level of commitment to physical therapy education, physical therapist assistant students, and in advancing, promoting, and upholding standards of academic excellence.
Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member
The Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member is for a physical therapist or individual not eligible for APTA membership who has been actively engaged in formal physical therapy education for a period of 2 to 5 years via full-time academic appointment. Nominees for the Margaret L. Moore Award must demonstrate distinct expertise and knowledge through scholarly activities, teaching excellence, and commitment to the physical therapy profession.
Minority Initiatives Award
The Minority Initiatives Award recognizes programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) that have successfully demonstrated ongoing initiatives to assist minority students for at least 3 consecutive years
Signe Brunnstrom Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
The Signe Brunnstrom Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching honors a physical therapist in a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) or Clinical Instructor (CI) role, who has been actively engaged in clinical teaching at entry or advanced levels of physical therapy education for a minimum of 5 years.
Outstanding Physical Therapist Fellow Award
The APTA Outstanding Physical Therapist Fellow Award honors recent fellowship graduates in order to recognize the intrinsic value of postprofessional training, and thereby promote and provide for the development and accreditation of fellowship education programs in physical therapy.
Outstanding Physical Therapist Resident Award
The APTA Outstanding Physical Therapist Resident Award honors recent residency graduates in order to recognize the intrinsic value of postprofessional training, and thereby promote and provide for the development and accreditation of residency education programs in physical therapy.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTEES
- Must have expertise in education
- Must be an APTA member in good standing
This subcommittee meets approximately two times per year virtually.
All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with APTA's Commitment to Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in mind and in the context of (1) APTA's Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and House of Delegates and Board of Directors adopted positions and policies; and (2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.
More information on this committee may be found on the APTA website.
Note: All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with the Association organizational values in mind and in the context of 1) APTA’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and 2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.