The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching describes community engagement as, “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”
This award is to recognize, encourage and reward those faculty who are exemplary in their service and civic scholarship outside of the university, providing leadership and making significant contributions to the public good. This award recognizes the importance of continuous contributions to the external community that create sustainable connections with the university, elevate the civic mission of the institution and provide measured impacts on community needs.
Recipients of this award will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in and commitment to community engagement, some qualifying examples of this engagement include, but are not limited to:
The President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Community Engagement review committee will be composed primarily of former award recipients. The nomination packet for this award will consist of only the following, assembled into a single PDF file in the order indicated:
No additional materials should be submitted.
Each dean’s office should upload completed nomination packets to SharePoint no later than Friday, January 26, 2018. [Specific SharePoint links will be provided to each dean's office.]
Previous recipients of the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Service/Engagement are ineligible for nomination for this award.
Each college may submit a maximum number of nominees (based on the size of the college) for this award category:
SEE TABLE BELOW
|College||Maximum Number of Nominees|
Gary Mabry, Liberal and Fine Arts
Derek Plantenga, Public Policy
Sue Ann Pemberton, Architecture, Construction and Planning
Mehdi Shadaram, Engineering
Jill Fleuriet, Liberal and Fine Arts
William McCrary, Liberal and Fine Arts
Gregory B. White, Sciences
Francine Romero, Public Policy
Eugene Dowdy, Liberal and Fine Arts
Christine Moseley, Education and Human Development
Turgay Korkmaz, Sciences
Roxanne Henkin, Education and Human Development
Weldon Hammond Jr., Sciences