Ralph W. Tyler was the Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in The Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. In 1958, he chaired a two-year national study of cooperative education, which was the first national study that identified the values resulting from student participation in cooperative education. The Cooperative Education and Internship Association gives the Ralph W. Tyler Award for outstanding and distinguished scholarly research and publication in the field of cooperative education, internships, and work-integrated learning (WIL). Outstanding and distinguished scholarly research represents empirical work that provides new knowledge, understanding, and/or enhancement of cooperative education, internships, and WIL at the post-secondary level. Awards can be given in one of two categories – published articles in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal or a book. Reviews, textbooks, edited books, and graduate thesis work will generally not be considered.
The award does not carry any monetary value.
Current Recipients: Melanie Buford and Mei Tang, University of Cincinnati and Susannah Coaston, Northern Kentucky University
Past Recipients: Click here to view a list of the past recipients
Nominations Deadline: November 1
Criteria: (click here for Selection Rubric)
Submission and Selection Process:
In addition to reviewing all research articles published in the Experience Magazine and the Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education (APJCE), the CEIA Research Committee accepts submissions published in any peer-reviewed journal or a full-length book if the submission meets the award criteria as stated. The Committee will accept submissions directly from the researchers/authors of the submitted work.
Please complete a nomination via the link below, including a statement (formatted in Word), not to exceed two pages, single spaced, describing why the nominee meets the criteria for consideration of the Ralph W. Tyler Award. Include their resume or Vitae as well.
Supporting materials may be requested by the committee if necessary.
All submissions are held confidential. Reviewers are assigned in such a manner that conflicts of interest are avoided.
Questions? Contact the CEIA Administration office at firstname.lastname@example.org