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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).


The 2015 Nomination Period is now open and will close on May 22, 2015.

If you have any questions regarding the Ehrlich Award, please contact Morgan Helfman at Campus Compact, 857.317.4096 or mhelfman {at} compact(.)org

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Thanks for your continued outstanding leadership at Campus Compact. Your publications and programs are always top-notch. I sincerely appreciate all you have done for us in the trenches."

-William F. Moeller, Director, Center for Civic Education and Service, Florida State University