The Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Graduate Student Award acknowledges a graduate student who aims to better connect campus and community through service-learning, engaged teaching, or leading and participating in community-based research while addressing community-identified issues.
The Excellence in Civic Engagement Undergraduate Award recipient will be honored during the spring semester for excelling in the following areas:
Impact of Engaged Scholarship Within the Community: the nominee demonstrates engaged scholarship through their knowledge and contributions to community issues while also appreciating the knowledge and talents of those in the community. The nominee demonstrates ability and commitment to work collaboratively across and within community contexts and structures to achieve a civic aim.
Encouragement of Others in Engaged Scholarship: the nominee strives to include others in their engaged scholarship through their dedication, execution, teaching and accessibility of engaged scholarship. The nominee also promotes others’ engagement with diversity.
Fostering Collaboration: the nominee helps creates reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations through innovative and sustainable contributions and recognizes the importance of sharing ownership in implementing critical group tasks.
Understanding of Community and Social Issues: the nominee has an understanding and profound respect of the organization, culture, system and civic and social issues connected to their service.