Gulf-South Summit - March 2-4, 2011 -  Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center -Roanoke, Virginia
Awards

Civic Engagement for Our Changing Communities

2011 Gulf-South Awards Nomination Deadline November 9, 2010

The Gulf-South Summit is proud to present five awards recognizing the hard work and dedication of outstanding people and programs in the field of service-learning and community engagement in higher education:

  • Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning
  • Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning
  • Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning
  • Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning
  • Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration

Download Nomination Form: gulfsummit-awards.pdf

Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning:

The Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education will be given to a practitioner (faculty member, staff member, or administrator with responsibility for administration and/or coordination of service-learning activities) who has demonstrated excellence in creating, providing, and sustaining opportunities for engaging college/university students in service-learning.

Evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Advancement of a culture of engagement within his/her institution
  • Promotion of a scholarship of engagement among his/her colleagues
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field of civic engagement
  • Advancement of the principles of effective practice
  • Demonstration of program growth and sustainability over time

The Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education Award recipient will receive a plaque in recognition of his/her accomplishments in addition to $500.

Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning:

The Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning will be given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in creating and sustaining opportunities for engaging college/university students in service-learning. This individual should have collaborated with a service-learning program for more than one year in order to be nominated.

Evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Evidence of having an active voice in the planning and implementation of service-learning
  • Evidence of benefits to students
  • Demonstration of effort in sustaining the collaboration over time

The Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning Award recipient will receive a plaque in recognition of his/her accomplishments in addition to $500.

Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning Instruction:

The Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning Instruction will be given to a member of the teaching faculty who has demonstrated excellence incorporating service-learning pedagogy in the college/university classroom.

Evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Demonstration of engaged teaching methodologies
  • Evidence of benefits to students
  • Evidence of collaboration with community partners and/or beneficiaries in course design
  • Demonstration of sustained commitment by incorporating service-learning consistently for at least three academic terms

The Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning Instruction Award recipient will receive a plaque in recognition of his/her accomplishments in addition to $500.

Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning:

The Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning will be given to a full or part-time undergraduate student who has demonstrated extraordinary public or community service efforts while attending an institution of higher education.

Evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Evidence of the effects of his/her service-learning participation in the community
  • Evidence of the impacts on his/her academic learning, civic commitment, community awareness, and personal development
  • Evidence of how service-learning efforts have furthered the mission of his/her institution
  • Demonstrated innovative and sustained approaches to address an issue in the community

The Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning Award recipient will receive a plaque in recognition of his/her accomplishments in addition to $500.

Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration:

The Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration will be given to a team of practitioners, faculty, and community partners who have demonstrated success in achieving a mutually beneficial collaboration that impacts real needs in the community.

Evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Evidence of a formalized relationship between community organizations and a college/university. This may include a copy of a Memorandum of Understanding or a Letter of Partnership outlining the commitments of each stakeholder.
  • Evidence of impacts of the collaboration on local concerns
  • Indication of how collaboration advances engaged scholarship objectives of the college/university
  • Evidence that the collaboration has been sustained for at least three years

The Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration Award recipients will each receive a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments and $500 payable to the community partner organization.


Please Address Questions to:

Amanda Buberger
Assistant Director
Campus-Community Partnerships
Center for Public Service
Tulane University
Office: 504-862-8060
abuberg@tulane.edu

Michele James-Deramo
Director of Service-Learning
Center for Student Engagement & Community Partnerships
Virginia Tech
Office: 540-231-6947
Fax: 540-2131.4443
deramo@vt.edu



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