In anticipation of the 2015 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement, please share this invitation with colleagues in your school and department:
The University community is invited to participate in the nomination process for the 2015 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. Engaged Scholarship, Community Partnerships and Community-based Learning combine to form Public Engagement; an essential component of the land-grant mission of the University of Connecticut.
This event and the awards are a celebration and recognition of the work of our faculty, staff and students who successfully integrate public engagement 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
- In addition there will be an award dedicated to a person or team who has demonstrated on a longstanding basis the importance and value of Public Engagement to their professional activities as well as that of their colleagues, staff students and partners.
Selected awardees will receive recognition at the Excellence in Public Engagement Reception on a date in late October.
Please consider who of your department colleagues, staff or students should be nominated for these awards. Further information will be available through the Daily Digest and here on the Office of Public Engagement website when the new academic year starts in August.