Awards for Community Engagement and Service Learning
The Community Engagement awards were established in 2018 by Provost Kyle Harper to recognize mutually beneficial university-community partnerships in research and teaching. Each year, the Community Engagement Advisory Committee will review nominations for community-engagement awards for faculty. The Advisory Committee will submit their recommendations to the Provost, who makes the final selection of award recipients.
Community Engagement Award for Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity
Recipients of the Community Engagement Award for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity are recognized for engaged scholarship, research and creative activity that is conducted in a mutually beneficial community-university partnership that addresses critical community needs. This community engaged and community based work should have been undertaken during the past three years.
Community Engagement Award for Outstanding Engaged Teaching
Recipients of the Community Engagement Award for Outstanding Engaged Teaching are recognized for implementing innovative and effective teaching that demonstrates community collaboration, institutional impact and deeply engaged, high-quality learning. Service-learning courses will include at least one module in the course requirements that requires students to work in the community to address community identified needs.