Operating Code for the Awards Committee
Name of the Committee: Awards
Purpose of the Committee
The Awards Committee is a standing committee of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). It is responsible for reviewing the submissions for four competitive awards: National Undergraduate Scholar Award; a National Master’s Scholar Award; a National Doctoral Scholar Award, and a National Graduate Student Writing Award. Each institution may submit one nomination in each award category. Nominees who meet the criteria for the award but are not chosen as the recipient of the National Award will receive program-based awards as recognition at their institution.
The Awards Committee consists of seven members, including the chair of the committee. The members of the committee must be faculty members in AKA member departments and the chair must be a member of the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director, with approval of the Executive Committee, appoints the members of the committee. The Chair of the Awards Committee and each member shall serve for a term of three years unless renewed or extended by official action. The three year terms will be staggered so that about a third of the committee membership changes each year. Committee terms will begin and end after the annual workshop.
• Quarterly monitor and submit AKA web content recommended change specific to the committee to the Communications Committee
The Awards Committee chair provides a report of committee activities to the Executive Committee, with the names of students receiving the national awards. The committee chair will also provide a report concerning the program-based awards that are granted for each institution. A more formal annual written report is provided for the AKA Board of Directors.