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The ACOSA Awards

The 2017 ACOSA Awards

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

The 2017 ACOSA Awards will be presented at this years CSWE Annual Program Meeting in Dallas, TX. There are six categories:

The Marie O. Weil Outstanding Scholarship Award

This award recognizes outstanding scholarship published in the Journal of Community Practice. Articles published within a volume year are reviewed and selected by an awards committee comprised of ACOSA scholars. Selected articles are based on various criteria including contribution to the field, scholarly approach, and promotion of macro practice values. The publisher of the Journal of Community Practice co-sponsors this award.

Career Achievement

This award honors the lifetime contributions of a person in the field

Emerging Scholar Award

The award honors a recent Ph.D. (pre-tenure) who is doing meritorious scholarship in the field.

Outstanding Practitioner Award

honors the significant contribution to a community of a BSW or MSW level macro practitioner.

Doctoral Student Award

honors a current PhD student who is doing meritorious scholarship in the field.

Student Recognition Award

recognizes the contribution of a BSW or MSW student who has been involved in a community or organizational practice currently or in the past.

Nominations must be received by September 9, 2017. You will find the flyer below. It includes additional details regarding the nomination process. Please note that I am sitting on the awards committee this year so I can not provide direct consultation regarding individual nominations.

ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators. ACOSA will keep you informed of the latest innovations in community and administrative practice as well as provide you with a variety of opportunities for networking and professional advancement.

ACOSA sponsors the Journal of Community Practice, the leading peer-reviewed journal in this field. Academics and practitioners who are engaged in community practice are invited to submit articles for review and publication in the Journal. ACOSA members have free access to the Journal from this web-site.

ACOSA awards flyer 2017 (2)



Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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