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CHASS Faculty Award for Civic Engagement


Call for Nominations 

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites nominations for the inaugural 2016-17 Faculty Award for Civic Engagement. The award recognizes those faculty members that make outstanding efforts to reach beyond the campus and contribute in meaningful ways to the greater social good. It also recognizes faculty who work to bring community and university together in meaningful ways. Faculty may be nominated for outstanding individual instances of civic engagement, or for a distinguished record of activities. Civic engagement may take place at the local, regional, national, or global levels, but must include a significant interface with/service to the non-university public (this is not an award for university service). While such engagement may involve significant visibility, it may also take form in behind-the-scenes work that is vital to civil society. The awardee receives formal recognition of her or his achievement by the College.

Nominees should be senate faculty at any rank whose civic engagement is of a quality and level of commitment that merits recognition. We are looking for individuals whose investment is distinct and meaningful, exemplifying the ideal of university faculty as scholars, teachers, and active citizens.

Deadline for Nominations:  April 28, 2017

Nominations
A faculty member may be nominated by individual students and faculty, or by her or his own department or program. In the case of nominations by individuals, each letter should include the following: 1) a statement explaining the nominee’s qualifications, and 2) the nominator’s name and contact information. Once three or more individual nominating letters are received, the selection committee will request a full packet of pertinent materials from the nominee’s home department or program.

**Note: departments/programs may submit full nomination packets that are not preceded by individual nominations.

Full nomination packets should consist of a formal letter of nomination and may also include the following:

  1. Letters of support from students, faculty and other campus members;
  2. Letters of support from community members, programs and institutions;
  3. Supporting materials that demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding achievements in civic engagement, community service and outreach.

All documents should be collated into a single PDF file consisting of no more than 25 pages.  

Please direct all questions and correspondence to Gabrielle Brewer, CHASS Public Engagement Award, HMNSS 3404, or via email: gabrielle.brewer@ucr.edu

Eligibility
Nominees must teach in CHASS and be current members of the Academic Senate. Previous awardees are not eligible.

Nominations can be carried over for only one year but have to be re-submitted.

Public Engagement Award Committee
The Public Engagement Awards Committee selects the awardee. Three members comprise the Committee:  Two from the Executive Committee and the award recipient from the preceding year (in the inaugural year, the third member will be chosen from the CHASS faculty at large).

Winners will be recognized during the CHASS reception in fall.


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