Awards 2017-11-17T15:35:14+00:00

ATP Awards Nominations Extended to Midnight, December 1, 2017!

Nominate a colleague for an ATP Award! These awards provide much needed recognition to programs and colleagues in the tutoring profession. Nominations for the following awards are accepted each fall in preparation for the spring conference.

Click HERE for Application Instructions and the ATP Awards Nomination Form

For more information contact the ATP Awards Chair

The ATP Peer Tutor of the Year Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who exemplifies excellence in his/her tutoring abilities. The recipient will receive a $500 Travel Award to attend the conference, and the recipient and the recipient’s college/university will receive an engraved plaque.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Be a student and currently employed as a tutor.
  • Show initiative and creativity while tutoring and within the learning center.
  • Serve as a role model for other tutors and students.
  • Go above and beyond the role of a student in capacities such as community service as well as other outstanding accomplishments related to tutoring.

All applications should be a maximum of 10 pages, not including letters of support, and should include:

  • Cover sheet with Award Name as well as the name, title, institution, address, email, and phone number for both the nominee and nominator (if different)
  • NOTE: the cover sheet wording for the peer tutor, tutor program, and institution will be used as the language on the winner’s plaque and following announcements so please verify wording, spelling, capitalization, etc.
  • Letter of nomination which summarizes the accomplishments and contributions of the nominee
  • Two support letters: one letter of endorsement by faculty and one letter from current supervisor
  • Subjects tutored
  • Accomplishments

The ATP Tutoring Staff Award of Excellence

The purpose of this award is to recognize a staff member whose actions have positively impacted his or her institution’s tutoring program. This individual’s work will have fostered a growing tutoring community, exemplified teamwork through collaboration with other staff and faculty members inside and outside of the department, and facilitated continuous improvement. This individual works to ensure that colleagues and students succeed. The recipient of the award will receive an engraved plaque at the ATP Annual Conference.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Be a current ATP member
  • Be a staff or faculty member associated with a tutoring program
  • Has worked a minimum of 3 years within the tutoring profession
  • Shows passion, dedication, initiative, and creativity in his or her work
  • Has great rapport with faculty and students
  • Has an impact on the tutoring and campus communities

All applications should be a maximum of 10 pages, not including letters of support, and should include:

  • Cover sheet with Award Name as well as the name, title, institution, address, email, and phone number for both the nominee and nominator (if different)
  • NOTE: the cover sheet wording for the staff member and institution will be used as the language on the winner’s plaque and following announcements so please verify wording, spelling, capitalization, etc.
  • Letter of nomination, which summarizes the accomplishments and contributions of the staff member
  • A second letter of endorsement, either from staff, faculty, or a current student who has been impacted by the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to the program
  • The nominee’s resume or job description

The ATP Tutoring Program Award of Excellence

The purpose of this award is to recognize tutorial programs that exemplify excellence in training, scope of purpose, and range of tutorial support to students within the academic setting. The recipient of the award will receive an engraved plaque at the ATP Annual Conference.

All applications should be a maximum of 10 pages, not including letters of support, and should include:

  • Cover sheet with Award Name as well as the program title, institution, address, email, and phone number for both the program coordinator and nominator (if different)
  • NOTE: the cover sheet wording for the program and institution will be used as the language on the winner’s plaque and following announcements so please verify wording, spelling, capitalization, etc.
  • Letter of nomination including achievements and strengths of the tutoring program
  • Letter of support from the nominee’s dean or campus administrator
  • Detailed description of the center which includes:
    • Mission Statement
    • Goals and current objectives of the center
    • List of center components
    • Staffing model or organization chart
    • Number of students the center serves annually
    • Size of institution
    • Partnerships with other departments or community agencies if relevant
    • Center awards or staff awards (name of award and recipient) received within the past 10 years
    • Supporting materials such as brochures, certification documentation, and/or articles about the center

The ATP Hunter Boylan Research Grant Award

The Research Grant Award will provide up to two winners with awards of $500 each to conduct a research project that address an issue pertaining to the ATP mission and goals. Winners will be required to present their findings at next year’s conference and submit those findings for possible publication in Synergy, the ATP Online Journal. Research proposals must address some aspect of tutoring.

Guidelines:

  • The research project must address an issue pertaining to the ATP’s mission and goals. See Article 2 in the constitution.
  • The project must show promise of quality and usefulness as well as potential for replication at other universities.
  • The proposed project must result in outcomes data that are assessed and indicate directions for future research or action. These outcomes data must be included in next year’s presentation.
  • The award recipient must attend the current ATP conference to accept the research award.
  • The award recipient must attend the next ATP conference and present the project findings.
  • The award recipient must submit those findings in a scholarly, cited article that meets all Synergy requirements for acceptance.

All applications should be a maximum of 10 pages and should include:

  • Cover sheet with Award Name as well as the name, title, institution, address, email, and phone number for both the applicant and nominator (if different)
  • NOTE: the cover sheet wording for the applicant and research title will be used as the language on the winner’s certificate and following announcements so please verify wording, spelling, capitalization, etc.
  • A short professional biography to be adapted and used for ATP’s newsletter, conference guidebook, or website
  • A brief synopsis/abstract of the research conducted/to be conducted
  • 1 to 2 page summary on the presentation topic and how it relates to tutoring including
    • The research outcome, anticipated outcome, and/or preliminary findings.
    • How the research is being used or will be used, and
    • The impact it has had or will have on the institution.