The Canadian Evaluation Society established its Fellowship several years ago to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the CES and to the broader evaluation community. This year, CES is accepting nominations for new Fellows until January 15, 2018.
Who can Nominate
Current CES National Council members, past national presidents, CES Fellows and current regional chapter presidents are invited to nominate candidates for the Fellowship.
Nominations by a given individual are restricted to one (1) candidate per year.
Nominations cannot be submitted or endorsed by members of the Fellowship Selection Committee during the time they serve on this committee.
Criteria for Fellowship
As stated in Policy OP-11, prospective fellows will demonstrate conspicuous and continued involvement in both of the areas below for a duration, normally, of 15 years or more:
- Significant contribution to the field of evaluation, particularly in Canada, through scholarship (publications, reports, manuals) teaching, other forms of training and mentoring, speaking on professional issues, assisting public, non-profit organizations and agencies; capacity building, knowledge transfer, policy development and other initiatives; AND
- Significant contribution to CES through service on National Council and/or chapters, the CJPE, the CUEE, CB and other boards, fostering links between the CES and other professional associations and organizations, as well as other demonstrable activities.
As fellows are held to a high standard, nomination alone does not guarantee that candidates will be successful. Contributions to the areas above must be demonstrated to be “significant” and “outstanding” to warrant recommendation for this honour.
National Board members and Chapter Executive members will not be eligible for the Fellowship while in office.
Nomination packages must include:
- A current, abbreviated curriculum vitae of the nominee (maximum 15 pages);
- A nomination letter outlining the reasons why the nominator believes the nominee is worthy of this honour; and
- Four (4) additional supporting letters that address the specific and significant contributions of the nominee to CES and the field of evaluation in Canada first and foremost, as well as internationally if applicable.
Packages are limited to 25 pages (12 point font) including the letters and candidate’s CV. Together, the CV and letters should describe the candidate’s educational credentials; relevant employment history; and major contributions to the evaluation profession, the CES and the community at large.
Please refer to the section on the CES Fellowship (pp 33 to 36) in the Canadian Evaluation Society Policy Manual 2017 for other important information on the Fellowship, including: confidentiality, number of awards per year, selection and notification processes.
Nomination packages must be submitted to both Robert Lahey, Chair of the Fellowship Executive Committee, [email protected] and Rebecca Mellett, Executive Director, CES [email protected] no later than January 15, 2018.
Queries about the process are to be directed to Robert Lahey, Chair of the Fellowship Executive Committee [email protected].