2014 Awards Nomination Process Schedule

AWARDS NOMINATION PROCESS SCHEDULE FOR 2014

The University community is invited to participate in the nomination process for the 2014 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship.   Community Engaged Scholarship is integral to the academic endeavor and to the institution-wide mission of a land grant university. Community engaged scholarship involves the university member in the academically relevant work of discovery, creativity, integration, teaching, application and engagement in a context of collaboration and reciprocity with the community (local, regional/state, national, or global) to create conditions for the public good culminating in sustainable change and dissemination of the activities.

This event and the awards are a celebration and recognition of our faculty, staff and student work to successfully integrate community engaged scholarship into their academic, research and service programs thereby maximizing the University’s impact on the communities with whom it engages.

There will be six categories for the awards which include: Tenure-track faculty members, Non-Tenure track faculty members, undergraduate students, advanced degree students, and staff.  In addition there will be an award dedicated to a person or team who has demonstrated throughout their career the importance and value of Community Engaged Scholarship to their professional development as well that of their students and partners.

  • September 25 — Nominations are due electronically to the Office of Public Engagement (engagement@uconn.edu ).
  •  October 9 — Award recipients (as well as their nominator and Department Head, Dean, and/or Director) will be notified.  Award recipients, upon notification, will be requested to create an electronic version of a poster, which the Office will then produce (i.e., print).   Invitations for the Award Ceremony will be sent out to the University community, with RSVPs requested.
  • October 20 — Posters (e-versions) from award recipients are due to the Office of Public Engagement.
  • October 28 — Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship Reception and Awards Ceremony, 4:00 – 5:30 PM in Martha’s Foyer, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Posters will be on display throughout the event.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Faculty, Staff and students who have demonstrated community engaged scholarship: collaborative and mutually beneficial creative exchange of knowledge and resources between the University and the community to create conditions for the public good culminating in sustainable change and dissemination of the activities.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF FACULTY, STAFF AND PROGRAMS

The selection committee will evaluate the nominations on the degree to which the nominees meet some or all of the following criteria in performing public engagement activities:

  • Disseminated evidence of scholarship/research.
  • Sustained leadership in working with the public and/or with external organizations.
  • Innovative ways of working for the well being of citizens and communities.
  • Documented excellence in extending University or community knowledge.
  • Evidence of the impact on a target audience.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF STUDENTS

The selection committee will evaluate the nominations on the degree to which the nominees meet the following criteria in performing public engagement activities:

  • Disseminated evidence of scholarship/research.
  • Sustained leadership responsibilities that have progressively increased over time.
  • Innovative ways of working for the well being of citizens and communities.
  • Demonstrated academic, intellectual, or professional development as a result of the experience.
  • Currently enrolled in the year for which they are nominated.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES

Any employee or unit of the University of Connecticut, including regional campuses, or members of the public working with the nominee, can make nominations. Nominations should be submitted electronically to the Office of Public Engagement before 5 p.m. Thursday September 25, 2014.

Nomination packets (electronic: PDF, WORD, or RTF) should include the following:

  1. The Nomination Cover Sheet
  2. A narrative (no more than 1000 words) describing how the nominee fulfills the stated criteria. The narrative should include: descriptions of specific activities or programs in which the candidate has excelled, comments on the importance of the individual’s work to the university, and indicators of the impact of the activities on the external constituent(s) as well as on the University.
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume.
  4. A letter of support from the nominee’s Department Head or Director or Supervisor, whichever is most appropriate.

Upon being selected and notified as an award recipient, each person or program will be asked to create a poster for presentation at the Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship Awards Reception.

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION COVER SHEET The nomination cover sheet is available in WORD nomination_coversheet_2014. Send nomination coversheet, with nomination narrative, the nominee’s CV or resume, and letter of support, electronically to:   engagement@uconn.edu