Criteria for Induction

Purpose

To give a permanent place of honor to individuals and organizations that have made a significant qualitative difference in the advancement of Cooperative Education for the benefit of students. To have a central focus for reflecting, celebrating, and promoting University of Cincinnati values for Cooperative Education.

Categories for Inclusion

  • Individuals who have made exceptional contributions, over a substantial period of time, for the qualitative advancement of the University of Cincinnati’s Cooperative Education program. This category would include members of UC’s faculty, administrators, alumni, employers and friends of the University.
  • Individuals who have made exceptional contributions, over a substantial period of time, for the qualitative advancement of Cooperative Education beyond the University of Cincinnati.
  • “Pioneers in Cooperative Education”. Individuals who are widely perceived as having been exceptional early leaders in the evolution (first 50 years) of Cooperative Education and whose contributions qualitatively advanced the growth and practice of this plan for education.
  • Organizations that have provided exceptional quality Cooperative Education programs, over a substantial period of time, for the benefit of University of Cincinnati students.
  • Organizations that have provided exceptional quality Cooperative Education programs over a substantial period of time and, by their example and leadership; have contributed significantly to the advancement of this plan for education beyond the University of Cincinnati. This category includes employers of co-op students, educational institutions, and professional societies.

Eligibility Guidelines

Individuals

Priority will be given to individuals who have been significantly involved in either the management or practice of cooperative education for at least seven years. Highest priority will be given to individual honorees that have been inactive from direct involvement in cooperative education for a period of at least three years. Individuals retired from regular career employment, but who remain active as volunteers in activities that directly support co-op, will be eligible after three years from the date of their retirement. Deceased individuals, who otherwise meet eligibility requirements, would be eligible for candidacy from the date of their death.

Organizations

An organization nominated for recognition must have sustained its program, uninterrupted, on an annual basis, for at least 10 years.

Pioneers

"Pioneers in Cooperative Education" -- this category would be for individuals who are widely perceived as having been important in the first 50 years of co-op.

Selection/Election Process Guidelines

Trustees of the Hall of Honor”. The Trustees would include one college-appointed representative from each of UC’s co-op colleges that place more than 100 co-op students annually, the Associate Provost and Director of Professional Practice, two faculty representatives from Professional Practice appointed by the Associate Provost, and two representatives from external cooperative education professional organizations. The Trustees will annually implement a process to identify candidates for consideration. When possible, candidates will be developed for each entity included in the “Categories for Inclusion.” A list of nominees will be maintained and carried forward from year to year for a maximum of five years. After five years, a candidate must be re-nominated to appear on the list. The Trustees will encourage nominations from all involved with cooperative education, including sending a call for nomination to active professional associations which deal with professional practice / cooperative education.