Research on Teaching Effectiveness in Policy

ISP Award winners have traditionally been announced at the annual Policy Conference 2.0.  Based on the Board of Directors’ strategic planning and re-envisioning of ISP’s mission and vision, Policy Conference 2.0 will not take place as usual in 2019.  But it will be back in 2020, bigger and better than ever!  Please continue to check back on the website for an announcement of the next deadline to submit nominations.

ISP’s Research on Teaching Effectiveness in Policy award recognizes significant social work contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the social policy sequence.

Examples of pertinent research questions include: What teaching strategies and assignments produce optimal learning outcomes for students? After students graduate, what is their sense of efficacy in influencing social policy and what do they actually do?  What assignments, readings, and activities do students identify as pivotal to their learning about social policy and policy practice?

Eligible Articles:

• Must have appeared in print in a social work journal, or an interdisciplinary journal that includes a focus on social work, during the 2015, 2016, or 2017 calendar years;

• Must include a first author who possesses a graduate professional social work or social welfare degree (MSW, Ph.D./DSW), is a current or former faculty member in a social work program, is a student in a social work program, or is a member of Influencing Social Policy; and

• Must report on quantitative or qualitative research that addresses one or more of the questions listed above or related questions that contribute to our understanding of teaching effectiveness in social work and policy.

The Award:

The author of the winning article will receive a cash prize of $1,800 and a plaque from ISP. Co-authors will share the cash award and will receive certificates of recognition.

To Enter:

All nominations must be submitted electronically. Submissions must include the nominated article and a brief statement explaining the reasons for the nomination. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.