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Awards

The NASPA 2004 Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award went to Gale W. Erlandson, former Jossey-Bass executive editor.

Jossey-Bass is proud to publish award-winning resources in higher and adult education. Below are some honors won by our books and their authors. Congratulations to all our authors for their contributions to the field!

Frederic W. Ness Book Award

Each year, the Frederic W. Ness Book Award recognizes a book that has contributed most to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. Given by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the award was established in 1979 to honor AAC&U's president emeritus, Frederic W. Ness. A mark of distinction for both authors and publishers, it is presented at AAC&U's annual meeting.

2014 – Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by José Antonio Bowen
2013 – Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, and Jonathan R. Dolle

Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education

The Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education was established and first awarded in 1983 to honor the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, professor of adult education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators and contributes significantly to the concept of unity of the field of adult education. Winning works exemplify outstanding literature in adult education.

2011 – Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions by Stephen D. Brookfield
2011 – Radicalizing Learning: Adult Education for a Just World by Stephen D. Brookfield and John D. Holst
2010 – Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College, Second Edition by Margery B. Ginsberg and Raymond J. Wlodkowski
2007 – Teaching Defiance: Stories and Strategies for Activist Educators by Michael Newman and Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition by Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, and Lisa M. Baumgartner
2006 – Working the Planning Table: Negotiating Democratically for Adult, Continuing, and Workplace Education by Ronald M. Cervero and Arthur L. Wilson
2005 – The Power of Critical Theory: Liberating Adult Learning and Teaching by Stephen D. Brookfield
2003 – Evaluation for Continuing Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Success by Alan B. Knox
2000 – Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition by Sharan B. Merriam and Rosemary S. Caffarella
1998 – Rethinking Literacy Education: The Critical Need for Practice-Based Change by B. Allan Quigley
1997 – The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction by Sharan B. Merriam and Ralph G. Brockett
1996 – Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher by Stephen D. Brookfield
1991 – Self-Direction for Lifelong Learning: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice by Philip C. Candy
1989 – Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting by Stephen D. Brookfield and Effective Continuing Education for Professionals by Ronald M. Cervero
1987 – Effective Teaching and Mentoring: Realizing the Power of Adult Learning Experiences by Laurent A. Daloz
1986 – Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning: A Comprehensive Analysis of Principles and Effective Practices by Stephen D. Brookfield

The Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Higher Education

The Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Higher Education recognizes the author and publisher of an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature. It is given by the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), an association of over 350 institutions which promotes expanded opportunities and higher quality continuing higher education on behalf of adult students, in memory of Phillip E. Frandson, dean of extension, University of California, Los Angeles, and association president, 1977–1978.

2013 – Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults by Stephen D. Brookfield
2010 – Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education: John Ohliger and Contradictions in Modern Practice by André P. Grace and Tonette S. Rocco
2009 – Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults, Third Edition by Raymond J. Wlodkowski
2008 – Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom, Second Edition by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt and Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines by D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan
2005 – The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America by Peter Smith
2001 – Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers by Kathleen Taylor, Catherine Marienau, and Morris Fiddler
1999 – Building Learning Communities In Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt
1995 – Adult Education in the American Experience: From the Colonial Period to the Present by Harold W. Stubblefield and Patrick Keane
1990 – Effective Continuing Education for Professionals by Ronald M. Cervero
1986 – Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults by Raymond J. Wlodkowski

The Academy of Human Resource Development Book of the Year Award

The Academy of Human Resource Development annually names an outstanding HRD Book of the Year that advances the theory and/or practice of the profession.

2014 – Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice by Sharan B. Merriam and Laura L. Bierema

The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education

The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education, and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place. The Grawemeyer Award in Education was the third award established. The first Grawemeyer Education Award was presented in 1989.

2006 – The Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning, and Learning to Teach by Lee S. Shulman

The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award for Education

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.

2010 – Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation by Patricia Benner, Molly Sutphen, Victoria Leonard, and Lisa Day
2010 – Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency by Molly Cooke, David M. Irby, and Bridget C. O'Brien

American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award for Nursing and Continuing Education

2010 – Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation by Patricia Benner, Molly Sutphen, Victoria Leonard, and Lisa Day

AECT DLL Distance Education Book Award

The Distance Education Book Award is given by the Division of Distance Learning of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

2012 – Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction, Updated Edition by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson

The MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Faculty Prize

Awarded for "the best publishable/published paper or book for innovative and groundbreaking work on recognition and accreditation for informal and interest-driven learning."

2012 – Eportfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment by Darren Cambridge

Bellwether Book Award

Given annually by The Community College Futures Assembly, sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida, recognizing one trend-setting book that has implications for the future of community colleges.

2010 – Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education by Michael Fullan and Geoff Scott

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Educator's Award Committee Book of Interest

2009 – The Gender Gap in College: Maximizing the Developmental Potential of Women and Men by Linda J. Sax