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Applications Due May 26 for 2017 TWC Civic Engagement Award

Washington Center

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent nonprofit educational organization, invites nominations for the 2017 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award.  The award will celebrate the power of partnerships by recognizing institutions demonstrating transformational civic leadership through strategic community partnerships.

In reviewing nominations, The Washington Center and the selection committee will consider the extent to which institutions are building strategic community partnerships that demonstrate the following:

  1. Leadership and innovation in defining and addressing issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global;
  2. Evidence of change that is systemic and sustainable;
  3. Depth and breadth of institutional commitment.

The Washington Center has presented the Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards each year since 2009.  Past awardees have reflected diverse institutional profiles.

Learn more about past recipients and how to nominate an institution here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 26th.

Five winners will receive one (1) full scholarship for a student to participate in The Washington Center’s Inside Washington 2018 academic seminar in January 2018.

Previous award recipients include a number of ADP institutions including:

Call for Nominations: 2017 Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Recognizing excellence in engaged teaching and scholarship.

Campus Compact’s Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.

The recipient and finalists will be announced in early fall 2017 and will be honored at Campus Compact’s National Conference in March 2018.

In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 award. More information about the award and application guidelines can be found here.

Nominations will be accepted here until 11:59 PM EDT on June 6, 2017.

 

ADP Awards Nominations are Due Friday, 3/31

American Democracy Project Awards

Nomination materials for the 2017 American Democracy Project awards are due electronically to adp@aascu.org by Friday, March 31, 2017. Awardees will be announced on June 8, 2017 at the ADP Organizing Meeting at the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

  • Barbara Burch Award: The Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement is given in recognition of exemplary faculty leadership in advancing the civic learning and engagement of undergraduate students and advancing the work of AASCU’s American Democracy Project on campus and/or nationally.
  • William M. Plater Award: The William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement is given in recognition of exemplary leadership of AASCU chief academic officers or provosts in advancing the civic learning of undergraduates through programs and activities that encourage greater knowledge, skills, experiences and reflection about the role of citizens in a democracy.
  • John Saltmarsh Award: The John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement is given in recognition of exemplary early-career leaders who are advancing the wider civic engagement movement through higher education to build a broader public culture of democracy.

Also, have you responded to our quick campus civic engagement awards survey? Respond here.

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.

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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