The Office of Service-Learning annually recognizes a student, a faculty member and a community partner for their contributions to service-learning. The awards will be presented Tuesday, May 14. The Office of Service-Learning has issued a call for nominations for the three awards. Deadline to submit nominations is Monday, April 15.

Information about the application process, the selection process and criteria for each of the awards is listed below.

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Call for Nominations: Service-Learning Student Award

The Office of Service-Learning recognizes one student annually for development in critical awareness of the causes of and solutions to social problems that confront us all as evidenced in meaningful course reflection or significant leadership initiative in relation to his or her work in the community. Consistent with the university’s mission statement, the award is open to those students (graduate or undergraduate) who have embraced the university’s mission by becoming “morally responsible leaders, who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.”

Application process

Nominations must include a supporting letter by the faculty member with whom the student studied of no more than 500 words and any relevant supporting materials such as reflection papers and letters of support from the community partner. The nomination letter should address how the nominee has participated in service-learning on the basis of the criteria listed below.

Selection

The Service-Learning Advisory Board’s subcommittee on nominations will assess all nominations and determine the recipient. Members of the Service Learning Advisory Board reserve the right to make nominations and grant awards. The award will be presented at the community engagement recognition reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The recipient will be informed of the award prior to the meeting and is expected to be present at the reception.

Criteria

The Service-Learning Student Award will be granted according to the following criteria:

  • High-quality service-learning engagement.
  • Evidence of impact of engagement on the student and/or community partner and the clients they serve.
  • Dedication to social responsibility and the common good.

Deadline

To be considered for the annual award, nominations must be made by Monday, April 15. Please email your nomination to Eleni Roulis, associate vice president for services affairs and special programs.

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Call for nominations: Service-Learning Faculty Award

The Office of Service-Learning annually recognizes one faculty member for exemplary implementation of service learning. This award acknowledges the courage and commitment necessary to integrate service-learning and community engagement successfully into credit-bearing and requirement-based course work.

By offering this award, the Office of Service-Learning expresses its appreciation for faculty who foster student reflection and critical awareness of social problems that confront us.

Consistent with the university’s mission statement, the award is open to those professors (typically clinical, assistant, associate and full professors, though adjunct and visiting nominees will be considered) who have educated “students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.”

Application process

Nominations must include a supporting letter of no more than 500 words and any relevant supporting materials such as syllabi, description of service-learning in the course, and evidence of impact on students and/or the community. Self-nominations are accepted. Only faculty members who have designated their course(s) through the university’s service-learning designation process are eligible to receive the award. The nomination letter should address how the nominee has demonstrated exemplary teaching through service-learning on the basis of the criteria listed below.

Selection

The Service-Learning Advisory Board’s subcommittee on nominations will assess all nominations and determine the recipient. Members of the Service Learning Advisory Board reserve the right to make nominations and grant awards. The award will be presented at the community engagement recognition reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The recipient will be informed of the award prior to the meeting and is expected to be present at the reception.

Criteria

The Service-Learning Faculty Award will be granted according to the following criteria:

  • High-quality design and implementation of credit-bearing or requirement-based service learning.
  • Evidence of impact on students and/or community partners.
  • Dedication to social responsibility and the common good.

Deadline

To be considered for the annual award, nominations must be made by Monday, April 15. Please email your nomination to Eleni Roulis, associate vice president for services affairs and special programs.

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 Call for Nominations: Service-Learning Community Partner Award

The office of Service-Learning annually recognizes one community partner for welcoming our faculty and students in its organization, and for collaborating with us to engage in meaningful civic engagement as we strive to foster greater social responsibility.

Consistent with the university’s mission statement, the award is open to those community partners who enable us to embody our mission to educate “students to be morally responsible leaders, who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.”

Application process

Nominations must include a supporting letter of no more than 500 words and any relevant supporting materials such as hyperlinks to the organization’s website, mission statement and annual report. The nomination letter should address how the community partner has participated in the university’s service-learning program(s) on the basis of the criteria listed below.

Selection

The Service-Learning Advisory Board’s subcommittee on nominations and determine the recipient. Members of the Service Learning Advisory Board reserve the right to make nominations and grant awards. The award will be presented at the community engagement recognition reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The recipient will be informed of the award prior to the meeting and is expected to be present at the reception.

Criteria

The Service-Learning Community Partner Award will be granted according to the following criteria:

  • High-quality service-learning engagement.
  • Evidence of impact on students and/or community partners.
  • Dedication to social responsibility and the common good.

Deadline

To be considered for the annual award, nominations must be made by Monday, April 15. Please email your nomination to Eleni Roulis, associate vice president for services affairs and special programs.