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Call for Nominations: ADP’s 2017 Civic Engagement Awards

Nominations are due March 31, 2017 for the American Democracy Project’s three national civic engagement awards. Recipients will be announced at the ADP organizing meeting and breakfast at our 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague and be sure to submit nomination materials electronically as a single PDF document with appropriate cover sheet. You’ll find details about each award below at in the included links and materials.


Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

Willam M. PlaterAASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement.  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. 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.

Plater Award & Nomination Information
2017 Plater Award Nomination Cover Sheet


Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement

John SaltmarshAASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement.  The Saltmarsh Award is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution. Support for the award comes from royalties from the 2011 book “To Serve a larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (Temple University Press) edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley.

Saltmarsh Award & Nomination Information
2017 Saltmarsh Award Nomination Cover Sheet


Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement

Barbara BurchAASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement. The Burch Award is presented annually to a senior faculty member in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution.

Burch Award & Nomination Information
2017 Burch Award Nomination Cover Sheet

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