CETE selected to be Ohio State nominee for 2022 Kellogg and Magrath Awards

CETE selected to be Ohio State's nominee for 2022 Kellogg and Magrath Awards

By Ben Lewis, Director of Communications

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) has been selected to be Ohio State's nominee for the 2022 C. Peter Magrath and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards. CETE earned the nomination through a competitive selection process earlier this year.

"We are pleased to nominate CETE this year. The center's demonstrated engagement with the community, history of impact and publication of scholarship makes it an ideal nominee," said Ryan Schmiesing, vice provost for Outreach and Engagement.

The Magrath and Kellogg Awards, which are presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, are among the highest honors that a community-university partnership can receive.

"CETE is proud to represent Ohio State in the Kellogg and Magrath Awards process," said Ana-Paula Correia, director of CETE. "Collaborating with our partners to translate research into practice is vital to the success of our communities and the university."

CETE is guided by a dynamic strategic plan and a vision to propel its expertise on workforce, communities, and education. Its approach to translational research includes problem definition, developing alternative solutions, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, to solve societal problems. The center partners with stakeholders to develop evidence-based interventions designed to contribute to the health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Particular attention is given to policy development that results in widespread use of proven practices.

The center bridges research and practice on assessment, evaluation, corrections education, curriculum and training, professional learning for educators, and family and community engagement. CETE's work has yielded positive impacts on populations including adult learners, students with disabilities and those who are English learners. The center uses a holistic approach to social justice and inclusion giving special attention to minoritized and marginalized populations including people of color, immigrants and those who have experienced human trafficking. The center also leverages its expertise to assist in the development of professional groups (e.g., students, teachers, managers, and technicians).

The Magrath-Kellogg Awards consist of two phases. First, nominees compete for their regional Kellogg Award. Second, the four regional winners move on for the opportunity to be selected as the national Magrath Award recipient.

Ohio State has earned four Kellogg Awards, the second most in the nation, and one Magrath Award (Young Scholars Program, 2013).

More information about applying to be Ohio State's 2023 nominee will be available during autumn semester. For questions about the nomination process, please contact Assistant Vice Provost Nicole Nieto at nieto.12@osu.edu.