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William M. Plater Award for Leadership In Civic Engagement

The American Democracy Project seeks nomination for the William M. Plater Award.  The Award is given each year to an AASCU chief academic officer in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus.  Any AASCU chief academic officer is eligible to be nominated.  Funded through the generosity of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, the award acknowledges the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in helping make an institution intentional about its public mission to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens.

The Plater Award, presented annually, includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000.  The Award recipient is announced each year at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project.  The Award can also be presented on the recipient’s campus.

Nomination and Selection Process: Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination.  The materials must be submitted electronically to be received no later thanMay 2, 2011.

For details, please see the American Democracy Project website.

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