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General Duties of NCSS Board Members and Officers

Serving on the NCSS Board of Directors is an honor but comes with a responsibility to to embrace active commitment and engagement throughout the term.

Affiliated State and Local Councils

Affiliation with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is open to groups with similar purposes and goals as NCSS. NCSS does not encourage duplication of state or local councils within the same geographic region.

Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award

The Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award recognizes professionals who have made extensive contributions to knowledge concerning significant areas of social studies education through meritorious research.

NCSS Exemplary Research Award

The Exemplary Research Award recognizes scholarship with the potential to significantly impact and/or transform social studies education research and practice.

Deadline Extended :  May 22, 2016

The committee will consider any research that has been published within the last year. This research can be published in book or journal article format.
If the nominated piece is a journal article, it should be published in a nationally or internationally ranked journal that can be found at:

Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award

The Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding research completed in pursuit of the doctoral degree. Award recipients receive: commemorative gift; an opportunity to present a session at the NCSS Annual Conference on their research.

Deadline Extended:  May 22, 2016

note: If there are an insufficient number of applicants for the award in a given year, the applications received will be held over for consideration next year.

Middle Level Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

The annual NCSS Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards recognize exceptional classroom social studies teachers for grades 5-8. Award winners receive $2,500, complimentary one-year membership in NCSS, and present a session on their work at the NCSS Annual Conference, and up to $500 in transportation/lodging reimbursement to attend the Annual Conference.

Nomination Deadline Extended: May 22, 2016

 

Secondary Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

The annual NCSS Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards recognize exceptional classroom social studies teachers for grades 7-12. Award winners receive $2,500, complimentary one-year membership in NCSS, and present a session on their work at the NCSS Annual Conference, and up to $500 in transportation/lodging reimbursement to attend the Annual Conference.

Elementary Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award

The annual NCSS Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards recognize exceptional classroom social studies teachers for grades K-6. Award winners receive $2,500, complimentary one-year membership in NCSS, and present a session on their work at the NCSS Annual Conference, and up to $500 in transportation/lodging reimbursement to attend the Annual Conference.

Nomination Deadline Extended : May 22, 2016

 

Resources for Rho Kappa Advisors

## Rho Kappa Connected Community [Rho Kappa Advisor Discussion Forum](http://rhokappa.socialstudies.org/home)


##Selecting and Inducting Members ###Chapter Faculty Selection Committee Each chapter will have a Faculty Selection Committee that is responsible for selecting new members, and removing members if/when warrented. The Faculty Selection Committee shall consist of the chapter faculty sponsor and other faculty members within the school. The selection committee will assemble at the school the chapter resides. ### Enrolling New Members

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