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- One award for tenure/tenure-track faculty
- One award for fixed-term-track faculty
Purpose of Award
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.
Faculty nominated must have taught at least four consecutive long semesters (Fall-Spring) at UTSA. The awards are based on performance for the calendar year of the award. Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously won the award. Previous recipients of the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Community Engagement will be eligible for nomination after seven years.
The selection committee will consider the following criteria in selecting winners:
- Evidence of exemplary service and civic scholarship outside of the university, providing leadership and making significant contributions to the public good.
- The scope, intensity, and degree of sustained 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.
A selection committee composed of faculty will review nomination packets. The nomination packet for this award will consist of only the following, assembled into a single PDF file in the order indicated:
- Complete award nomination form
- Recent letter of support/nomination from a peer faculty colleague, department chair, or college leader
- Self-statement of engagement in the community (not to exceed 2 pages). The statement should speak to:
- The nature and quality of your community engaged research and/or contributions to the community
- How your community engagement has enhanced connections between the community and the university and built sustainable partnerships with measured impacts
- CV of nominee
No additional materials should be submitted.
Each dean’s office should upload completed nomination packets by the deadline.
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 three nominees (1 Tenured, 1 Tenure-Track, 1 Fixed-Term Track).
SEE TABLE BELOW
|Maximum Number of Nominees
Roger Enriquez, HCAP
Claudia Treviño Garcia, Education and Human Development
Dr. Neda Norouzi, Architecture
Liset Vasquez, HCAP
Michael Cepek, Liberal and Fine Arts
Catherine Nolan-Ferrell, Liberal and Fine Arts
Mel Webb, Honors College
David Bojanic, Business
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