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Application Requirements for The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award


Applicants must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution. They must also be a senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) appointment.

Selection Criteria

  • Evidence of deeply engaged, high-quality academic work: demonstrated integration of civic and community engagement in one’s teaching, research, and/or service as appropriate to one’s context and roles (this might include, but is not limited to, teaching undergraduate or graduate service-learning courses, conducting community-based participatory research, developing departmental or institutional engagement programs and curricula, and/or studying the impact of public engagement).
  • Evidence of community collaboration and change: demonstrated commitment and capacity to develop and sustain reciprocal community partnerships and to contribute to positive change on issues of public concern (examples include ongoing work with community members to design, implement, and improve engagement initiatives, recognition of partners as co-educators, evaluation results that show benefits for communities as well as students, support for multifaceted partnerships focused on particular public issues, and research-based collaborations).
  • Evidence of institutional impact: demonstrated leadership in developing cultures, programs, and/or policies that promote meaningful engagement on one’s campus, within higher education, or in one’s discipline (through, for example, efforts aimed at redesigning curriculum, enhancing faculty development, recognizing engagement in faculty hiring, tenure, and promotion, or fostering common vision and collaboration across units or institutions).

Application Requirements

Important note: Only electronic nominations and supporting documents will be accepted. No items will be accepted via fax or mail so that supporting documents can be reviewed by the entire national review committee. These documents can be uploaded as a plain Word Document (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or as a PDF (Portable Document Format).

All application materials are due by Midnight (EST) Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Submit a Nomination

Step 1 Complete the electronic Nomination Form.

Step 2 Complete the online application by uploading:

1. A letter of nomination from a colleague or self (limit 3 pages)

2. A curriculum vita of the nominee (limit 8 pages)

3. A letter of support from a community partner (limit 3 pages)

4. A service-learning course syllabus from the nominee

5. An essay from the nominee (not to exceed 5 pages) that addresses the three selection criteria below:

* Evidence of deeply engaged, high-quality academic work
* Evidence of community collaboration and change
* Evidence of institutional impact

Applicants must be willing to provide a headshot photograph if selected, and consent to having their photo and syllabus posted on the Campus Compact website.

Campus Compact will publish the winner’s submitted syllabus here at to showcase the work as a fine example of integrating civic engagement and higher education.

If you have any questions regarding the Ehrlich Award, please contact Amanda Wittman at Campus Compact,  617.357-1881, x 205 or awittman {at} compact(.)org

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