Chapter Educator Medalist Award
The ASID Chapter Educator Medalist Award is the highest award bestowed by ASID on Society members at the chapter level in recognition of outstanding service and significant contributions to their chapter and to the body of knowledge that supports the profession of interior design. Medalist awards may be granted to ASID professional or allied members who fulfill the criteria that have been established by the ASID Examiners Committee. Receipt of a medalist award does not preclude future fellowship. The deadline to submit entries for the Chapter Educator Medalist Award is April 15, 2014.
The Chapter Educator Medalist Award is granted on the basis of a nominee fulfilling all three of the following criteria:
1. Outstanding service to interior design education and/or to an ASID chapter including, but not limited to, the following:
- demonstrating a genuine commitment to advancing the goals and/or strategic plan of the chapter
- contributing significantly to chapter service and/or projects
2. Significant local, regional or national contributions to interior design education including, but not limited to, the following:
- serving in leadership roles within the profession, including educational and research contributions
- serving in leadership roles in related organizations, such as NCIDQ, CIDA, etc.
- contributing to educational efforts that serve to further design excellence
3. Sustained, notable contributions that have enriched the human experience, including authoring books and/or articles that advance the interior design field, providing education in an innovative manner, or contributing in one or more of the following design-related fields:
- community involvement and leadership
- historic preservation
- research of lasting significance
- design innovation
- environmental and/or sustainable design
- Universal design
To be considered eligible, nominees must be current ASID professional or allied members in good standing. Current chapter presidents, fellows or members of the current ASID National Examiners Committee are ineligible. Other notes on eligibility:
- Nominees must have demonstrated significant chapter involvement for 10 years or more as an allied or professional member.
- Members who have relocated to another chapter are eligible for a Chapter Educator Medalist award, provided that the nominating chapter board supplies relevant material to substantiate the candidate’s total of 10 years involvement within the respective chapters. If applicable, the nominating chapter also should contact the previous chapter served within the 10-year period to request a letter of reference from a professional member in the nominee’s former chapter.
- It shall be the responsibility of the chapter board to research, document, and make its evaluation of the quality and quantity of the nominee’s contribution, as well as the ethical character and professionalism of the nominee.
- Each chapter is allowed one nomination annually for every 300 professional members. This translates into one nominee for the first 300 professional members; two nominees for chapter membership between 301 and 600, and so on. If a nominee has served more than one chapter, the nominating chapter must count this submittal as their first permitted nominee. However, the chapter where the member previously served may still nominate a current chapter member.
Chapters must submit the following for each nominee:
- A completed nomination form, containing endorsements by at least three chapter board members.
- A copy of the page from the chapter's official board meeting minutes highlighting the approval of the candidate as a Chapter Educator Medalist nominee, along with the signature page.
- A bulleted summary clearly stating how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria.
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae, in chronological format and including employment history
- A bulleted summary, arranged chronologically, substantiating the nominee’s chapter involvement for a minimum of 10 years (e.g., list the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices and chair positions held and the year in which they were held).
- Three letters of reference substantiating that the nominee meets the eligibility criteria outlined in the previous pages (Please note if the candidate's 10 years of service is split among multiple chapters, one of the reference letters must be from the previous chapter.)
*Please only the written documentation listed above; do not include copies of newspaper clippings or photos.