The application and selection process for 2013 will open in October 2012 and will be closed on January 11, 2013. Nominations submitted after January 11, 2013 will be considered for the 2014 application cycle.
Each candidate's mini-portfolio, including CV and in the required format, should be submitted electronically on the Nomination Form to CORD on or before January 11, 2013.
Mini-portfolios will be judged by a panel of faculty educator peers from a variety of emergency medicine programs before February 8, 2013.
Candidates will be informed regarding their selection by February 8, 2013.
Each year, new Awardees of the Academy will be inducted at CORD's Annual Meeting during the association's Awards Ceremony.
Mark your calendars for CORD's 2013 Annual Meeting:
Academy Distinguished Educator Award Selection Process
The Academy Review Panel will be selected largely from a reviewers' pool consisting of Academy Distinguished Educators. Until the number of CORD Academy Distinguished Educators reaches the necessary number for the review panel, additional members of the panel will be selected from a pool of individuals designated as educational leaders within CORD and representing the educational impact categories of the applicants.
Using protocols of the National Institutes of Health, a primary and secondary reviewer will be designated for each submission. These reviewers will propose initial ratings for all criteria, lead the discussion of the applicant's materials during the review meeting, and help write brief critiques in support of selection decisions. After the review panel discussion of each candidate, each member of the Review Panel (having reviewed each mini-portfolio in advance) will assign up to 100 points to each portfolio based on how well the mini-portfolio matches the standards for a given awards category, as represented by the standard-setting mini-portfolio samples provided (see Mini-Portfolio Preparation). To receive an award, the average number of points assigned by Review Panel members must meet or exceed the established cutoff of 80 points, and 75 percent of the Review Panel members must give a score of 80 or higher. Panelists will assume that the standard-setting mini-portfolio examples would receive an average of 85 to 95 points.
The process primary and secondary reviewers will use in assigning points will be subdivided into three criteria as illustrated below for the teaching/learning category (see point assignments for other categories with category description):
Criteria for Determining Quality of Scholarship
(From Scholarship Assessed, Glassik, Huber, and Maeroff, 1997)
*These questions illustrate how the criteria apply to multiple areas of scholarship, including scientific and educational research. Based on the award category, members of the peer review panel will look for answers to questions such as these in the information you present in your portfolio.