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NERCHE’s 2015 Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty: Call for Nominations

NERCHE

Call for Nominations:
2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

2015 Lynton Award Application Instructions

Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time 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-engaged 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 and CED conceptualize scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy. 

This year’s award will be presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), “A Love of Place: The Metropolitan Advantage,” which will be held from October 11-13, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska.  CUMU is a co-sponsor of the Award.

The 2015 award recipient will also be honored at the annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement, which will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  For information and updates about this event, please visit NERCHE’s website: http://www.nerche.org.

Award Eligibility:

  • Only full-time faculty from U.S. public and private not-for-profit colleges and universities are eligible for the Award.
  • A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible to apply for the Award.

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 community-engaged teaching, research, and service. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliations of additional nominators (see Section Three of this document). Further, endorsements from individuals familiar with one or more aspects of the nominee’s work can be included in the supporting documentation (see Section I.D.).
  • 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.

Nominators will submit nominations via an online application.  To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions.

Application deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015, at 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Frequently asked questions about the Lynton Award are answered here. If you have other questions, please contact the Lynton Award Coordinator, Elaine Ward, at Merrimack College’s School of Education and Social Policy by email at lyntonaward@merrimack.edu (subject line: “Lynton Award Help”) or by phone at (978) 837-4676.

To learn more about the Lynton Award, click here.

* Award sponsors understand that there may be slight variations in contract systems specific to certain institutions; therefore, we encourage applicants who have questions about eligibility to contact us at warde@merrimack.edu.

Nominations for Three ADP National Awards Due April 13, 2015

Nominations for ADP’s three national civic engagement awards are due Monday, April 13, 2015.

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 annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans, La..  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 2015 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015.


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 annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans, La.

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 13, 2015. 


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 annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans, La.

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 13, 2015. 

2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards

Washington Center

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent nonprofit educational organization, proudly celebrates the recipients of the 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards.  The award recognizes institutions that are achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through sustained and mutually transformational partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global.

This year’s honorees include three AASCU/ADP campuses: California State University at Fullerton, Georgia College & State University  and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  The awards were presented on Monday, September 29th, at The Washington Center’s annual Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club.

The 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards are sponsored by the New York Life Foundation.  The recipients will receive $20,000 in scholarship funding to help their students participate in The Washington Center’s Academic Internship Program in the nation’s capital during the following year.

2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement is September 15

 NERCHE

 

2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement
The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship: Make Your Voice Heard

September 15, 2014  ~  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center Ballroom

REGISTER NOW!

Hosted by NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium will launch a new research initiative that aims to identify key issues in the field of civic and community engagement and to sponsor research “working groups” around each of these issues. Grounded in the work of NERCHE’s Next Generation Engagement project and the CED’s focus on academic programs in civic engagement, the Lynton Colloquium will foster sustained and systematic investigations and documented outcomes that will support deeper understandings of and clearer actions around such issues.

The Colloquium will be guided by a series of questions that encourage participants to think toward what matters in the field: What is imperative to investigate, discuss, and solve? If you could drive the research agenda for the civic engagement field for the next five years, what would you focus on? At the heart, we will be asking, “What matters to you?”

To help determine the focus of the 2014 Lynton Colloquium–and to assess and map out a research agenda for the field of community engaged scholarship–participants are asked to complete the following survey by September 10, 2014 :

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014lyntoncolloquium

Participants’ contributions to the survey will be aggregated and used to frame the content of the Colloquium and to help identify at least five research priorities for the coming academic year

The Colloquium will feature presentations and discussions that highlight the top reoccurring research priority areas identified by the above survey. Participants will then further prioritize these research areas and potentially form research working groups to carry out the research in 2014-2015. The results of these working groups will be presented at the 2015 Lynton Colloquium. NERCHE and CED hope to help support this work (in small, yet-to-be-determined ways).

The Colloquium continues to be inspired by Ernest Lynton’s framing of faculty scholarly activity as inclusive and collaborative work in which academics and community partners share knowledge and expertise in the process of public problem solving. Be a part of this change. We are excited for the Lynton Colloquium to provide this space for collective and collaborative inquiry and we look forward to your participation!

Colloquium Panelists:

 

Andrew Furco (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, Office for Public Engagement
University of Minnesota
Emily Janke (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies
Director, Institute for Community & Economic Engagement
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Tania Mitchell (joining remotely)
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
KerryAnn O’Meara (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Higher Education
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
University of Maryland, College Park
John Reiff (joining in person)
Director, Civic Engagement & Service-Learning
Senior Lecturer
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Morning and afternoon panels moderated by the Lynton Colloquium Program Chair:Elaine Ward
Assistant Professor of Education, Higher Education, Merrimack College 2014-2015, Visiting Scholar, NERCHE

 

Colloquium Schedule:

8:30 – 10:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Opening Comments:With introductory remarks by:

  1. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Michael Middleton, Dean, College of Education and Human Development,
University of Massachusetts Boston

10:15 – 10:30: Framing of the Day:
What are the critical issues in Community Engaged Scholarship?
10:30 – 11:45: Critical Issues Framed by Field Experts
12:00 – 1:15 PM: Keynote Luncheon:Presentation of the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award to:Jomella Watson-Thompson
Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science and Associate Director for the Work Group for Community Health and DevelopmentUniversity of KansasKeynote Address by Dr. Watson-Thompson

 

With introductory remarks and Award bestowal by

Dwight E. Giles Jr.

Professor, College of Education and Human Development

University of Massachusetts Boston

 

1:20 – 3:30: Critical Issues in the Field:
Dialogue and Deliberation on Priority Issues, 2014-2015
3:30 – 4:00: Closing Remarks

Registration Information

To register for the Annual Lynton Colloquium, please proceed to the online registration page.

There are a limited number of graduate-student scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact NERCHE if you are interested in receiving a scholarship.

For information about overnight accommodations, please click here.

NERCHE’s 2014 Lynton Award Finalists

2014 Lynton Award finalists
NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College are delighted to announce the selection of ten finalists for the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The pool of candidates was extraordinary and represents a range of institutions and disciplines.

Ernest Lynton framed faculty scholarly activity as inclusive, collaborative, and problem-oriented work in which academics share knowledge-generating tasks with the public and involve community partners and students as participants in public problem solving. The community-engaged work of the following faculty members serves as a model of the public scholarship that Lynton championed.

The ten 2014 Lynton Award finalists include two faculty members from AASCU member institutions: Valerie Francisco, Sociology and Social Work, University of Portland and Travis Hicks, Interior Architecture, University of North Carolina Greensboro.

The remaining seven finalists are: Semra Aytur, Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire; Tracey Gendron, Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University; Adriana Katzew, Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Zak Montgomery, English and Modern Languages, Wartburg College; Jonathan Rosa, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Alan Tinkler, Education, University of Vermont; Estrella Torrez, Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University; and Jomella Watson-Thompson, Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas.

To learn more about each finalist, visit the NERCHE website.  Learn more about the Lynton Award.

Congratulations to all the finalists!


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