Educational Excellence in the Community

Deepen student learning and produce positive impact in the community

The Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action and the Center for Educational Excellence are proud to co-sponsor the annual Award for Educational Excellence in the Community. This award seeks to encourage, celebrate, and disseminate the innovative and original work implemented by faculty that is designed both to deepen student learning and produce positive impact in the community through democratic and mutually-beneficial off-campus community partnerships. In addition to each receiving a $500 honorarium ($1,000 total), the awardee and their community partner will present their work and be honored at a University-wide reception.

Specifically, the award seeks to recognize faculty whose work demonstrates:

  • Innovative and original approaches to their community engagement; 
  • Positive impact to the community and/or the public good; 
  • Democratic, mutually-beneficial, and sustainable community partnerships;
  • Student civic learning through community-based activities;
  • Effective integration of experience in the community to the curricular outcomes in their course(s) and program.


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