AAHHE is proud to announce the 2011 Outstanding Dissertations Competition winners!
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and
Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to announce
the Outstanding Dissertations Competition 2012. AAHHE and ETS recognize
the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral
degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually
serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles.
Although the Hispanic population is the fastest growing population in the country, Hispanics are underrepresented in higher education in all areas: undergraduate, graduate, faculty and administration. Gains are being seen every year in the number of doctoral degrees conferred to Hispanics and in the number in full-time faculty positions, but the percentages are not climbing commensurate with the population's growth.
By developing this competition, AAHHE and ETS are providing an opportunity to spotlight top doctoral students and, at the same time, are rewarding excellence in Hispanic student performance at the doctoral level. The goals are to encourage greater numbers of prepared students to enter and successfully complete doctoral programs and to enhance the quality of the dissertations they write.
Refer to the Dissertation Competition Guidelines and Dissertation Cover Sheet for additional information on:
- Dates and deadlines
- Preparation of dissertation abstract
- Evaluation criteria
- Evaluation procedure
- Awards and recognition
If you have any questions about the Competition, please contact:
Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera
AAHHE Dissertation Chair
First Deadline: September 5, 2011
Outstanding Dissertation Committee