Community Engagement Awards
There are a number of awards and recognitions related to community engagement for which institutions can apply.
The Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Elective Classification – This prestigious classification reaffirms an institution’s commitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds between campus and community.
Carter Campus Community Partnership Award – This award honors a recipient where the campus community partnership addresses critical areas of public need undertaken by a college or university in partnership with a community group.
Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award – The Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes a staff person at an NC Campus Compact member campus that has worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships.
C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award – Established in 2006 with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the awards program seeks to identify colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement functions to become even more involved with their communities. The engagement awards program consists of two awards: The Outreach Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and the C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award.
Ehrlich Award for Civically Engaged Faculty – Campus Compact recognizes one faculty member each year 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.
IARSLCE Dissertation Research Award – The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s Dissertation Award recognizes a dissertation that advances research on service-learning and/or community engagement through rigorous and innovative inquiry. Applicants can be from any academic discipline
IARSLCE Early Career Research Award – The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s Early Career Research Award recognizes outstanding early career contributions to scholarship on service-learning and community engagement. It is designed to encourage research that systematically addresses the exploration and understanding of the field. For the purpose of this award, “research” is broadly defined to include all paradigms of scholarly endeavor, with particular emphasis on empirically-based research.
IARSLCE Distinguished Research Award – The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s Distinguished Research Award recognizes outstanding career contributions to scholarship on service-learning and community engagement. It is designed to recognize research that systematically addresses the exploration and understanding of the field. For the purpose of this award, “research” is broadly defined to include all paradigms of scholarly endeavor, with particular emphasis on empirically-based research.
Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award – Launched in 2012, in honor of NC Campus Compact’s 10th Anniversary, the Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award recognizes a presidential leader who is building a campus that engages in reciprocal partnerships to impact a community’s greatest challenges. The award will be presented annually during the PACE Conference. A president or chancellor at an active North Carolina Campus Compact member institution may be nominated by a peer president within the Compact network.
Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty – The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The Lynton Award is designated as an award for early career faculty (pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses and early career–within the first six years–at campuses with long-term contracts).
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually recognizes institutions of hig her education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The President’s Honor Roll increases the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole. President Obama has pledged to make service a central cause of his administration and wishes to commemorate the significant role that higher institutions, their students, staff, and faculty play in helping to solve pressing social problems in the nation’s communities.
Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award – The Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award recognizes one faculty person on a member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. Winners are based on significant service-learning experience, community and student impact and institutional impact.
The William M. Plater Award for Leadership In Civic Engagement – Awarded by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in recognition of exemplary leadership 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. The Plater Award is presented annually to an AASCU chief academic officer.