Criteria for the conferment of status and title of “Fellow”
The conferment of the tile and status of “Fellow” is the highest award the IEAL-J can confer on its members, and this is usually done at one of its public events, and is in recognition of the role played by those members who have contributed significantly to (i) furthering understanding of the theory or practice of educational administration, management or leadership and/or (ii) the mission and work of the IEAL-J in different areas over a sustained period of time.
The Fellowship Conferment Committee will consider nominations received based on the following criteria:
- Active involvement in IEAL-J through long-term membership, presentation of conference papers, leading research groups or sub-groups, participation in group sessions and/or events, involvement Council or other committees, or other activities of Council.
- A distinguished record of research and publication as evidenced by publications in a variety of journals with national and international status, or by the receipt of research grants or equivalent measures.
- A distinguished record of teaching or the practice of leadership and preparation of students, as evidenced by the receipt of teaching awards, commendations from students, former students, staff members, or a suitable
- Active role in the preparation of teaching materials, or curriculum development, as evidenced by authorship of textbooks, membership of task forces/committees at a national, regional or international level, case studies, audio visual materials, presentation of continuous professional development or workshops, or equivalent.
- Active involvement in other educational administration, management or leadership organisations, or equivalent.
- Active public service related to educational administration, management or leadership through membership on various commissions of inquiry, preparation of public reports or documents, contributions to public debate about education issues, or equivalent.
Nominees must meet Criterion 1; and at least two of the other five criteria listed to be eligible for the Fellowship. All nominations must include evidence that the criteria have been met consistently overtime, for at least three (3). Nominations must up to 800 words.
A Fellow must be proposed by at least one paid up Member and must be supported by at least 2 other paid up Members. Those who are awarded the status and title of “Fellow” may use the post-nominal: FIEAL-J.
Nominations will be considered by the Fellowship Conferment Committee or by Council acting as the said Committee. Nominations should remain confidential until an award is confirmed.