Nomination Criteria - William A. Kaplin Award
- Nominees will be judged on their scholarly work that has been published or accepted for publication.
- The scholarly work may focus solely on American higher education, or on American higher education's interrelationships with elementary/secondary (K-12) education, or on American higher education in comparison to the higher education system of one or more other countries.
- The research and the analysis in the scholarly work preferably shows both legal issues/considerations and policy issues/considerations. The policy aspects of the work may involve institutional policy concerns of colleges and universities -- or broader public policy concerns regarding higher education -- addressed primarily by legislatures and administrative agencies.
- The scholarly works to be considered may include books and book chapters; monographs; journal articles; reports prepared for foundations, think tanks, and advocacy organizations; conference papers; and other similar print or electronic formats.
- The award may be based on a single work, such as a book; on a combination or series of works, such as a series of journal articles or reports; or on the sum total of the nominee's scholarly work.
2014 Award Winner
William E. Thro, General Counsel, University of Kentucky