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Community Engagement


TWO AWARDS:

  • One award for tenured 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.

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:

  • Creation of partnerships with community based organizations, educational institutions and/or governmental entities for the mutual exchange of knowledge and resources that demonstrate sustained impact on the community
  • Engaging students with the community through service-learning course offerings, program development and/or community engaged research
  • Community engaged research projects
  • Significant service on boards of community based organizations, city or county commissions/taskforces

Criteria

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.

Nomination Materials

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:

  1. Complete award nomination form
  2. Recent letter of support/nomination from a peer faculty colleague, department chair, or college leader
  3. 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
  4. 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 nominees (based on the size of the college) per award category (for example, the Alvarez College of Business could submit up to four nominations for the tenured/tenure-track category and four nominations for the fixed-term-track category):

SEE TABLE BELOW

College Maximum Number of Nominees
CEID 3
ACOB 3
COEHD 3
COLFA 3
COS 4
HCaP 4
University College 1
Honors College 1

Past Recipients

2021

Liset Vasquez, Public Policy
Michael Cepek, Public Policy

2020

Catherine Nolan-Ferrell, Liberal and Fine Arts
Mel Webb, Honors College

2019 

David Bojanic, Business

2018 

Gary Mabry, Liberal and Fine Arts
Derek Plantenga, Public Policy

2017 

Sue Ann Pemberton, Architecture, Construction and Planning
Mehdi Shadaram, Engineering

 

2016 

Jill Fleuriet, Liberal and Fine Arts

2015 

William McCrary, Liberal and Fine Arts

2014 

Gregory B. White, Sciences

2013 

Francine Romero, Public Policy

2012 

Eugene Dowdy, Liberal and Fine Arts

 

2011 

Christine Moseley, Education and Human Development

2010 

Turgay Korkmaz, Sciences

2009 

Roxanne Henkin, Education and Human Development

2008 

Weldon Hammond Jr., Sciences