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ADP Query: Campus Civic Engagement Awards

In order to recognize the growing number of ADP/AASCU campuses that recognize and reward the civic engagement efforts of various campus stakeholders, we’ve created a short Civic Engagement Awards Survey.

Complete our brief survey here.

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The survey provides an opportunity to acknowledge ADP campuses, faculty, staff, and students who were recognized with regional, state, or national awards for their dedication to civic engagement over the past year. ADP will recognize recipients of awards during our ADP Organizing Meeting on Thursday, June 8th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Learn more and register here: http://www.aascu.org/meetings/clde17/

ADP will also be developing a campus awards resource page on our website: http://www.aascu.org/programs/adp/awards/. Be sure to nominate qualified candidates for our annual ADP BurchPlater and Saltmarsh awards by March 31st!

Please provide as much detail as possible about the awards, include URLs and email any other materials (e.g., pdf documents) that might be helpful to adp@aascu.org.

Thank you in advance for completing ADP’s Civic Engagement Awards Survey.

REMINDER: Nominations Due 3/31/17 for ADP Civic Engagement Awards

Nominations for ADP’s three national civic engagement awards are due Friday, March 31, 2017. 

Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement
William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement 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. Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination. Nominations materials for the 2017 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by March 31, 2017.

Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement
The John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner organization. Emerging Leaders may be nominated by anyone. Nomination materials for the 2017 Saltmarsh Award must be submitted electronically by March 31, 2017. 

Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement
The Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement is presented annually to a senior faculty member in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution. Senior ADP Faculty members may be nominated by anyone. The provost or chief academic officer must endorse the nomination. Nomination materials for the 2017 Burch Award must be submitted electronically by March 31, 2017.

NEW Institutional Civic Award for AASCU Campuses | Applications Due 4/21

AASCU E&I Awards

The ADP Steering Committee is please to announce the newest AASCU Excellence and Innovation Awards program award: the Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award. Full description, award deadline and application process are described below.

Purpose and Description of the Awards

The purpose of these awards is to recognize and honor AASCU institutions demonstrating excellence and innovation in their approach to achieving student success, regional and economic development, international education, teacher education, and leadership development and diversity.

The awards provide a means to collect and disseminate information about successful, replicable programs and practices and to support campus efforts to improve their institutions.

Award recipients will receive an engraved sculpture and recognition at the AASCU Annual Meeting. During the Annual Meeting, AASCU will present short videos about each of the award-winning programs. During the summer of 2017, each winning organization will be asked to work with AASCU and our audio-visual vendor on developing and delivering original and/or existing video content about the winning program. Recipients will also be recognized in the AASCU magazine, Public Purpose, and on the AASCU website. AASCU will also acknowledge award recipients in national media outlets and take other steps to ensure public recognition of award winners’ accomplishments.

Eligibility

AASCU member institutions (including system offices) in good financial standing that have demonstrated significant and intentional support for a program or programs in one or more of the award categories may apply. Support may be demonstrated as significant and intentional in the form of sustained effort over a period of time or as support and backing of a single major effort or initiative. Evidence that the program or initiative has achieved measurable outcomes is essential. Evidence of results may be quantitative or qualitative

General Criteria

In addition to these general criteria for the awards overall, each award category specifies additional criteria that award applications must address.

  1. There is evidence of executive level support and engagement in ensuring the success of the program or initiative;
  2. The program or initiative is connected to the institutional vision, mission and strategic agenda and supports institutional change;
  3. There is evidence that the program or initiative has led to significant institutional improvements or innovative programming;
  4. The program or initiative is grounded in research and incorporates best practices in the field.

Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award

The Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award honors institutions that demonstrate a strategic commitment to prioritizing, institutionalizing and advancing student civic learning and community engagement in regional, state and/or national communities. This award recognizes colleges/universities that are working to develop campus cultures that recognize and reward engagement that 1) fosters student learning and civic skill building; 2) rewards faculty teaching and scholarship for civic purposes and with engaging pedagogies and practices; and 3) partners meaningfully with community members and organizations to solve pressing problems and build more just and equitable communities.

Specific criteria for Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award:

  • The institution must demonstrate that commitment to civic learning and community engagement are tied to institutional vision, mission and/or strategic agenda.
  • The institution must demonstrate a combination of innovative programs and efforts along with sustained and measured progress toward institutionalizing civic learning and community engagement efforts.
  • The institution must demonstrate that commitment to civic learning and engagement exists across the curriculum, student involvement, and campus processes.
  • The institution must demonstrate that community engagement efforts are strategic, comprehensive and reciprocal.

AASCU Contact: Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

APPLY ONLINE (Due April 21, 2017)
Award recipients (two per category) will be notified in mid to late June.

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