Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature


The Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Professional, Continuing, and Online Higher Education recognizes the author and publisher of an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature. It is given in memory of Phillip E. Frandson, Dean of Extension, University of California, Los Angeles, and association President, 1977-1978. The Frandson Award Committee encourages submissions of books published during 2015 that are important to the theory or practice of professional, continuing, and online higher education in colleges and universities.

Award Criteria
Nominated books will be reviewed by the UPCEA Frandson Award Committee composed of national scholars and practitioners in the field of professional, continuing, and online higher education. The Award is reserved for extraordinary works that make significant contributions to the field. Thus the Award may not be given each year. The Frandson Book Award will be presented to the author(s) of a book or monograph which best satisfies the following criteria:
  • The work is published in 2015.
  • The work is important to the theory or practice of professional, continuing, and online higher education.
  • The work exemplifies originality and a superior quality of prose in the English language.

Eligible content includes:
  • Management and leadership in professional, continuing, and online education,
  • Adult education and innovative instructional strategies,
  • Adults as learners,
  • Distance education and instructional design,
  • Marketing and/or financial management for professional, continuing, and online education,
  • Examination of the future of professional, continuing, and online education,
  • Role of lifelong learning in economic development, globalization and broader public policy issues.
 
FRANDSON Award for Literature (2016)
IN THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL, CONTINUING, and ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION
 
Nomination Process
  • Nominations are invited from authors, editors, publishers, and individuals.
  • Please send one copy of the nominated work to each member of the review committee (names and addresses are listed here). Works not sent to each committee member and the chair may be disqualified.
  • Please click here to fill out the nomination form.
  • Nominated books must be received by December 1, 2015.
  • If you have a book appropriate for nomination that will be published between December 1 and December 31, 2015, please contact Amy Heitzman at aheitzman@upcea.edu or 202.400.2683 about possible late submission.
 
Notification of Award
The committee chair will notify the winning author(s) by January 31, 2016. UPCEA will make a formal announcement and presentation of the Frandson Award at the 101st Annual Conference, held April 7-9, 2016 in San Diego, California.
 
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