The award is intended not only to reward the individuals responsible, but also to draw attention to their ideas, proposals or achievements.
The award is designed to recognize a specific recent achievement rather than a lifetime of accomplishment.
Payable in five annual installments.
Ideas, policy proposals, technological advances, program initiatives and research reports that present a well-articulated approach to the advancement of teaching and learning.
Nominations will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, feasibility and scope of potential applicability.
Nominees will be individuals, non-profit organizations.
Nominators will be professional educators, educational institutions and organizations, publishers and editors of educational books and journals.
Entries must be submitted in six copies and accompanied by nominator's letter, biographical sketch of nominee and agreement that the material will be placed in university archives.
Non-English entries must be translated.
To be considered for the award, the nomination letter must be received by April 30 and all supporting materials for the nominations (including the signed nominee form, six copies of the work and six copies of the nominee's curriculum vita or resume) must reach the University of Louisville by May 30.
Self-nomination is not allowed. Ideas or achievements must have been presented or published in the recent past.
Initial screening by a committee of educators.
Final screening by U of L president, College of Education dean and four others named by the president.
University trustees approve final recommendation.