Awards

The Awards and Recognition Committee is accepts nominations for the Service and Leadership Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, New Professional Award, and the Outstanding Program/Innovation Award.  These awards recognize outstanding individuals whose leadership and service have made significant contributions to the testing profession or a program/innovation.  Recipients of these and other awards will be honored at the NCTA conference.  You can find a descriptions of the awards below. A list of previous recipients can be found here.


NCTA Lifetime Achievement Award

The NCTA Lifetime Achievement Award is not necessarily awarded each year.  It is presented to a testing professional who is an active member of NCTA and has consistently provided extensive service to the organization.  The recipient does not have to be retired, but in most cases, it is presumed that he or she will be retired or close to retirement.  

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, one individual who

  • demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of NCTA
  • has made a strong continuous commitment to the field of testing
  • serves or has served in a leadership capacity within NCTA either through the conference, chair of an NCTA Committee, or NCTA Council Member
  • has regularly attended NCTA National Conferences or other NCTA events

To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form and include the following as attachments:

  • two letters of recommendation from colleagues/peers in the field
  • nominee’s resume

To nominate an individual for the Lifetime Achievement Award, you will need to use the nomination form.  Additional materials should be e-mailed to tbeebe@georgiasouthern.edu.


NCTA Service & Leadership Award

The NCTA Service & Leadership Award recognizes an NCTA member who provides outstanding service and leadership to advance NCTA for 7 or more years, and is not necessarily awarded each year. 

Eligibility for this Award: Must be a member of NCTA, is a testing professional at a college or university, has been committed to NCTA for 7 or more years, and can only receive this award every five years.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, one individual who

  • demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of NCTA
  • has made a strong commitment to the field of testing
  • serves on an NCTA Committee or the NCTA Council
  • has regularly attended NCTA National Conferences or other NCTA events

To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form and include the following as attachments:

  • a letter of recommendation from the nominee's supervisor
  • two letters of recommendation from colleagues/peers in the field
  • nominee’s resume

To nominate an individual for the Service & Leadership Award, you will need to use the nomination form.  Additional materials should be e-mailed to tbeebe@georgiasouthern.edu.


NCTA New Professional Award (New for 2018)

The NCTA New Professional Award recognizes a new professional in the area of Testing Services on a College/University campus who has fewer than six years working in testing services and is not necessarily awarded each year.

Eligibility for this Award: Only professional staff members (employed full-time at a college or university and integral in working directly with testing) in the field of testing for fewer than six years are considered. 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, one individual who

  • has made a significant contribution in the field of testing through involvement with NCTA or a state organization
  • has shown long-term potential in the field of testing
  • displays genuine support and regard for testing policies and procedures
  • shows concern for individuals testing in the office and on campus
  • has attended at least two NCTA National Conference

To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form and include the following as attachments:

  • a letter of recommendation from the nominee's supervisor
  • two letters of recommendation from colleagues/peers in the field
  • the nominee’s resume

To nominate an individual for the New Professional Award, you will need to use the nomination form.  Additional materials should be e-mailed to tbeebe@georgiasouthern.edu.


NCTA Outstanding Program/Innovation Award (New for 2018)

NCTA will recognize a College/University Testing Office for an outstanding campus program or an innovative process for testing on its respective campus within the last year.

Eligibility for this Award: Only NCTA Affiliated Colleges/Universities are eligible for the award.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, one program which

  • addressed an important dilemma in testing delivery
  • had a positive impact on the center and the campus community
  • demonstrated creativity
  • achieved service delivery improvements and/or efficiencies
  • resulted in organizational improvement because of the innovation
  • showed tangible effectiveness and result

To nominate a program or innovative process, please complete the nomination form and include the following as attachments:

  • an explanation of the program or innovation
  • a description of how this enhanced the testing environment or campus community
  • one letter of support from an individual within the campus community outside of the Testing Office concerning the impact of the program
  • images of the promotional materials for the program or new process (if applicable)

To nominate a program or innovation for the Outstanding Program/Innovation Award, you will need to use the nomination form.  Additional materials should be e-mailed to tbeebe@georgiasouthern.edu.

 

You may nominate more than one person or program/innovation for the awards.  You do not have to give your name on the form or letter, but it is certainly welcome.  In order to be considered, nominations must be received by the deadline (TBD).  If you have any questions, please contact me tbeebe@georgiasouthern.edu