The 2017 Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award
Call for Nominations

This award was established to honor and extend the legacy of Robert L. Linn.  In addition to his deep and extensive contributions to testing and assessment, Bob Linn was also known for his ability to conduct research that crossed disciplinary boundaries between psychometrics, cognitive psychology, education policy, curriculum and instruction, and program evaluation.

Similarly, the Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award recognizes a mid-career scholar who has made important and integrative contributions to the field of educational measurement.  These contributions may include theoretical or technical developments, conceptualizations of educational measurement issues that have enhanced public understanding of these issues, or innovative ideas that improve the validity and effectiveness of educational assessments.  The awardee’s context of application may address the design and analysis of large-scale assessments, selection and certification examinations, or development of assessments to support teaching and learning processes.  The letter of nomination should make clear how the scholar’s work has made contributions across disciplinary boundaries.  The nomination case should also demonstrate that the scholar is able to communicate technical issues well to a broad audience.

Each year, the recipient of this award will be recognized during the AERA and NCME annual meetings and will deliver a lecture to faculty, students, and invited policy and practice leaders at convenings held alternately at the University of Colorado Boulder and at the University of California, Los Angeles.  In fall 2017, the convening will be held in Boulder, CO.

Deadline:  February 1, 2017 

Nomination Materials:
    -Two Nomination Letters (one may be from candidate’s institution, but one must be from an outside institution)
    -Curriculum Vita
    -Note: The candidate must be a mid-career scholar within 20 years of receipt of PhD, i.e., not before 1997.
    -Examples of 2-3 publications that illustrate why the candidate is a good fit for the award
    -A video link to a research presentation by the candidate 
    -Please submit materials, in the order listed above, as one integrated pdf.

Submit Nomination Materials:
    Lorrie Shepard
    CB 249, School of Education
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO  80302