The Campus-Community Partnership Award will recognize a campus-community partnership from the Western Region for its demonstrated commitment to:

  1. Building sustainable, reciprocal partnerships between higher education institutions and community partners
  2. Educational equity - supporting success of underrepresented students on their campus through engagement initiatives and strengthening student learning that includes preparing them for civic and social responsibility
  3. Addressing critical community issues through civic/community engagement and building sustainable and reciprocal community partnerships

Eligibility Requirements

  • Institution (one of the partners) must be a Campus Compact member in the Western Region (member of a state/regional Campus Compact or direct member of national Campus Compact)
  • If selected, be willing to create a 2-3 minute professional video to be posted on the conference website and possibly shared at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to present a workshop at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to submit one print-ready photo that represents campus-community partnership

Nomination Process

Campus-Community Partnership Award candidates may be nominated by: any member or group from their institution, program partners, community partners, or a combination representatives from these three groups. Nominators must submit the following:

  • Executive Summary briefly describing the campus-community partnership (Maximum 250 words and print ready)
  • Narrative (Maximum 1,000 words)
  • Section 1: Provide a brief history of the campus-community partnership.
  • Section 2: Describe the framework used to develop the sustainable and reciprocal partnership.
  • Section 3: Describe how the partnership has improve educational equity at your institution and in your community.
  • Section 4: Describe critical community issues addressed through the partnership and impacts achieved at your institution and in your community as a result of your campus-community partnership.
  • Letter of Recommendation from president expressing commitment to building sustainable and reciprocal campus-community partnerships to improve educational equity while addressing critical community issues
  • Letter of Recommendation from community partner

The Engaged Student Leadership Award will recognize one student leader from the Western Region for their demonstrated commitment to:

  1. Providing leadership on their campus to advance civic/community engagement
  2. Addressing critical community issues through civic/community engagement and building sustainable and reciprocal community partnerships
  3. Educational equity - supporting success of underrepresented students on their campus through engagement initiatives and strengthening student learning that includes preparing them for civic and social responsibility

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student leader must be from an institution that is a Campus Compact member in the Western Region (member of a state/regional Campus Compact or direct member of national Campus Compact)
  • If selected, be willing to create a 2-3 minute professional video to be posted on the conference website and possibly shared at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to present a workshop at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to submit one print-ready photo of student leader

Nomination Process

Student leader may be nominated by any member or group from their institution, by a colleague, or by a community member. They may also nominate themselves. Nominators must submit the following:

  • Executive Summary briefly describing student leader’s engagement work (Maximum 250 words and print ready)
  • Nomination Letter (Maximum 700 words)
  • Describe student leader’s demonstrated commitment to providing leadership on their campus to advance civic/community engagement. 
  • Describe student leader’s demonstrated commitment to addressing critical community issues through civic/community engagement and building sustainable and reciprocal community partnerships.
  • Describe student leader’s demonstrated commitment to educational equity.
  • Describe any unique or special characteristics or values of the faculty member that compelled you to nominate them.
  • Brief biography of student leader
  • Letter of Recommendation from president, provost, vice president, or dean
  • Letter of Recommendation from community partner 

The Engaged Scholar Award will recognize one faculty member from the Western Region for their demonstrated commitment to:

  1. Providing leadership on their campus to advance civic/community engagement within their department and/or across disciplines
  2. Addressing critical community issues through civic/community engagement and public scholarship
  3. Educational equity - supporting success of underrepresented students on their campus through engagement initiatives and strengthening student learning that includes preparing them for civic and social responsibility

Eligibility Requirements

  • Faculty member must be from an institution that is a Campus Compact member in the Western Region (member of a state/regional Campus Compact or direct member of national Campus Compact)
  • If selected, be willing to create a 2-3 minute professional video to be posted on the conference website and possibly shared at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to present a workshop at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to submit one print-ready photo of faculty member

Nomination Process

Faculty member may be nominated by: any member or group from their institution, a colleague, a community member, or a combination of representatives from these three groups. They may also nominate themselves. Nominators must submit the following:

  • Executive Summary briefly describing faculty member’s engagement work (Maximum 250 words and print ready)
  • Nomination Letter (Maximum 700 words)
  • Describe faculty member’s demonstrated commitment to providing leadership on their campus to advance civic/community engagement within their department and/or across disciplines.
  • Describe faculty member’s demonstrated commitment to addressing critical community issues through civic/community engagement and public scholarship.
  • Describe faculty member’s demonstrated commitment to educational equity.
  • Describe any unique or special characteristics or values of the faculty member that compelled you to nominate them.
  • Brief biography of faculty member
  • Letter of Recommendation from president, provost, or vice president
  • Letter of Recommendation from community partner

The Community Engaged Professional Award will recognize one community engaged professional staff member from the Western Region for their demonstrated commitment to:

  1. Providing leadership on their campus to advance civic/community engagement
  2. Addressing critical community issues through civic/community engagement and building sustainable and reciprocal community partnerships
  3. Educational equity - supporting success of underrepresented students on their campus through engagement initiatives and strengthening student learning that includes preparing them for civic and social responsibility

Eligibility Requirements

  • Community engaged professional staff member must be from an institution that is a Campus Compact member in the Western Region (member of a state/regional Campus Compact or direct member of national Campus Compact)
  • If selected, be willing to create a 2-3 minute professional video to be posted on the conference website and possibly shared at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to present a workshop at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to submit one print-ready photo of community engaged professional staff member

 The Engaged Presidential Leadership Award will recognize one higher education president or chancellor from the Western Region for their demonstrated commitment to: 

  1. Community/civic engagement for their institution
  2. Educational equity - supporting success of underrepresented students on their campus through engagement initiatives and strengthening student learning that includes preparing them for civic and social responsibility
  3. Strengthening communities through public scholarship and collaborative partnerships

Eligibility Requirements

  • President/chancellor must be a Campus Compact member in the Western Region (member of a state/regional Campus Compact or direct member of national Campus Compact)
  • If selected, be willing to create a 2-3 minute professional video to be posted on the conference website and possibly shared at the conference
  • If selected, if schedule permits, be willing to present a workshop at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to submit one print-ready photo of president/chancellor

Nomination Process

Presidents/chancellors may be nominated by: any member or group from their institution, a colleague, a community member, or a combination of representatives from these three groups. Nominators must submit the following:

  • Nomination Letter (Maximum 700 words)
  • Describe president’s or chancellor’s demonstrated commitment to community/civic engagement.
  • Describe president’s or chancellor’s demonstrated commitment to educational equity.
  • Describe president’s or chancellor’s demonstrated commitment to strengthening communities through public scholarship and collaborative partnerships.
  • Describe any unique or special characteristics or values of the president or chancellor that compelled you to nominate them.
  • Brief biography of president or chancellor

 ​The Engaged Campus Award will recognize one institution from the Western Region for its demonstrated commitment to:

  • Campus-wide civic/community engagement
  • Educational equity - supporting success of underrepresented students on their campus through engagement initiatives and strengthening student learning that includes preparing them for civic and social responsibility
  • Strengthening communities through public scholarship and collaborative partnerships

Eligibility Requirements

  • Institution must be a Campus Compact member in the Western Region (member of a state/regional Campus Compact or direct member of national Campus Compact)
  • Only one application per institution
  • If selected, be willing to create a 2-3 minute professional video to be posted on the conference website and possibly shared at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to present a workshop at the conference
  • If selected, be willing to submit one print-ready photo that represents campus engagement work

 Nomination Process

Engaged Campus Award candidates may be nominated by: any member or group from their institution, program partners, community partners, or a combination of representatives from these three groups. Nominators must submit the following:

  • Executive Summary briefly describing current campus civic/community engagement initiatives and practices (Maximum 250 words and print ready)
  • Narrative (Maximum 1,000 words)
  • Section 1: Provide a brief history of civic/community engagement at your institution.
  • Section 2: Describe the civic/community engagement institutionalization framework* used to advance engagement on your campus and in your community. Why did you chose this framework?
  • Section 3: Describe how civic/community engagement has been used to improve educational equity at your institution and in your community.
  • Section 4: Describe key impacts achieved at your institution and in your community as a result of your civic/community engagement work.
  • Letter of Recommendation from president expressing commitment to civic/community engagement at your institution, educational equity, and strengthening communities through public scholarship and collaborative partnerships
  • Letter of Recommendation from community partner

*Examples of frameworks include but are not limited to the Campus Compact Indicators of Engagement, Civic Action Plan, Carnegie Elective Community Engagement Classification, Democracy Collaborative Anchor Dashboard, Council on the Advancement of Standards for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Programs, Furco et. Al. rubric (2009), and the Holland rubric (1997). 

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