This award bestows recognition to an individual whose doctoral dissertation makes a substantial contribution to the literature and/or practice of community college instruction, governance, or workforce development. A substantial contribution is defined as dissertation research that demonstrably adds to the scholarly literature on community colleges, revises understanding of a researchable problem associated with community colleges, or looks at an aspect of community colleges in a new way. The dissertation may also be an interdisciplinary effort that identifies a research problem new to the field.
 
Applicants vying for the award do not need to be members of the Bellwether College Consortium, but do need to be enrolled or have recently completed their doctoral program at an accredited four-year university in the United States. The award recipient will be announced at the 2022 Community College Futures Assembly on February 28th, in San Antonio, Texas. Individuals eligible for the outstanding dissertation award must have successfully defended their dissertation between December 2, 2021 and December 1, 2022.
 
Submission Deadline: 12/1/2022 (CT) 11:00 pm (CT)

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* 1. Dissertation Author's Full Name
(First, Middle, and Last Name)

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* 2. Phone Number
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* 3. Email Address

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* 4. Address
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* 5. Title of Dissertation

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* 6. Date Defended
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* 7. University

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* 8. Dissertation Chair's Name
(Prefix, First, and Last Name)

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* 9. Dissertation Chair's Title

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* 10. Dissertation Chair's Phone Number

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* 11. Dissertation Chair's Email Address

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* 12. Letter of support by Dissertation Chair

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* 13. Dissertation Summary not exceeding 500 words.
This summarization may be the dissertation abstract or synopsis. It should address each of the judged criteria listed for the first round of competition found on the consortium's website.

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* 14. Please provide a URL address to a downloadable version of your defended and accepted dissertation in the box below.

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* 15. By checking this box, I attest that this is my original research. The link provided is the approved and complete version of my successfully defended dissertation. I also confirm the defense of this dissertation occurred during the eligible time period of December 2, 2021 -December 1, 2022.

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