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Announcing the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge ($100,000 in prizes; applications due March 11th)

From our friends at The Service Year Alliance (an initiative of Be The Change and The Aspen Institute):

The Service Year Alliance, the Lumina Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Campus Compact, announced the second year of the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge on January 13th. The effort challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their students. All post-secondary education institutions are welcome to apply by March 11th and compete for $100,000 in prizes.

The top three finalists in each category (public universities, private universities and community colleges) will receive a stipend to travel to the Aspen Institute’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on April 12th to pitch their ideas in-person to a distinguished panel of judges, higher education and national service experts and potential donors.

Generous support from the Lumina Foundation has made the prize possible. For more information, including how to apply, please visit SYchallenge.org. Three Q&A conference calls will also be held on January 28th, February 16th and March 1st. To participate, please register here.

CLDE 2016: Proposal Deadline Extended to 2/8

CLDE 2016_Proposal Deadline Extended

Call for Proposals EXTENDED
Proposals Now Due February 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

There is still time to be a part of the 2016 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting.

The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Submit your proposal(s) online.

We especially seek proposals on the following topics:

  • Partnerships between Academic and Student Affairs;
  • Civic Pathways;
  • Engaging Diverse Students;
  • Developing Community Partnerships;
  • Assessment of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement; and
  • Political Engagement.

Also note:

We look forward to seeing you at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown on June 1 – June 4th!

Nominations for Three ADP National Awards Due April 1, 2016

Nominations for ADP’s three national civic engagement awards are due Monday, April 1st, 2016.

Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

Willam M. Plater

Willam M. Plater

AASCU’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.

The Plater Award, presented annually, includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000.  The Award recipient will be announced at the American Democracy Project meeting at the #CLDE16 Meeting , June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN..  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.
Nomination materials for the 2016 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2016.


Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement

John Saltmarsh

John Saltmarsh

AASCU’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 or ADP Partner organization. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be announced at the American Democracy Project meeting at the #CLDE16 Meeting, June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.

Support for the award comes from Bill Plater and the 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.

Nomination and Selection Process: Emerging Leaders may be nominated by anyone.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Saltmarsh Award must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2016. 


Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement

Barbara Burch

Barbara Burch

AASCU’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. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be announced at the American Democracy Project meeting at the #CLDE16 Meeting, June 2-4, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN.

Nomination and Selection Process: Senior Faculty members may be nominated by anyone. The provost or chief academic officer must endorse the nomination.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Burch Award must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2016. 

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