NERCHE issues call for 2013 Lynton Award for Early Career Faculty
2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the
Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.
Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
—Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Lynton Award emphasizes community-based scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, NERCHE conceptualizes scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy.
The award will be presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), “Transforming and Sustaining Communities through Partnerships,” which will be held from October 26-29, 2013, at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. CUMU is a co-sponsor of the Award.
The recipient of the award will have several opportunities to disseminate his or her community-based work, including presenting at the CUMU conference, presenting at NERCHE’s annual Lynton Colloquium, publishing in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, and participating in one or more of NERCHE’s webinars focused on community-based scholarly work.
2013 Lynton Award Nominations:
- Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students, and community partners. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s publicly engaged teaching, research, and service. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliations of additional nominators. Further, endorsements from individuals familiar with one or more aspects of the nominee’s work can be included in the supporting documentation of the application.
- In cases in which multiple individuals submit a single application for the nomination of a faculty member, one person should be designated as the primary nominator responsible for completing and submitting the application. Additional nominators can be noted in the appropriate section of the application.
- More than one faculty member from a single college or university may be nominated. Please complete separate applications for each nominee.
- Only faculty from U.S. not-for-profit colleges and universities are eligible for the Award.
Nominators will submit nominations via an online application. To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions.
Friday, April 26, 2013, at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
If you have any questions regarding the Lynton Award, please contact NERCHE via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617) 287-7740. To learn more about the Lynton Award, click here. To download a copy of the 2012 Lynton Award Profile, click here. To view examples of syllabi submitted by previous nominees, click here.