CCVA Annual Awards

 

NOTE:

Due to the recent spread of the novel coronavirus through Virginia, we have made the decision to postpone our CCVA Inaugural Awards Ceremony that was to occur on March 19th in Richmond, VA.
It is our priority to maintain the safety of our Commonwealth and higher education communities. We follow John Hopkins as the guiding resource and, with that, John Hopkins has recently announced that they are strongly advising against any gathering that will incorporate 25 people or more (read more here). We still plan to reschedule the awards ceremony for a later date at the same location.

 

 

 

 

Recognize and honor the dedication, innovation, and distinction of impactful service throughout the Commonwealth.

Dates To Remember

 

Monday October 7, 2019
Nomination forms open

Friday December 6, 2019
All Nomination forms and supporting materials due

January 2020
Review of Nomination Materials

March 19, 2020
Awards Ceremony

Registration Required. $25/person.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Available Awards

Click on Award Names Below to Access Nomination Forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nomination Criteria

2020 Students in Action Award

 

This award honors students at Campus Compact of Virginia partner institutions who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to community engagement. These students recognize their roles as change agents within a larger context and have worked to build long term efforts towards positive change within and outside their institutions.

ELIGIBILITY

Collective of undergraduate students (2 or more students working together) from a Campus Compact of Virginia partner campus who:

  • Takes collective action in pursuit of long-term positive social change
  • Inspires and engages other students in community engagement/social change
  • Demonstrates efforts to sustain their work through developing strategies for institutional and community commitment
  • Exhibits the motivation and potential for an effective long-term commitment to civic engagement
PROCESS

Please submit the following:

  • Nomination form
  • Letter of nomination from faculty member/advisor/community member who has seen, first-hand, the scope of the collective commitment and impact from the students
  • Two letters of support (should come from a student peer, faculty/community engagement staff; or community partner)
  • Print-ready digital photo
  • A statement (around 500 words) from the nominees which includes a reflection upon how the students’ collective involvement as community-engaged leaders has affected their personal, professional, and academic development and how it will influence their future civic leadership and community engagement. The statement must address the collective’s innovative approaches to the following activities:
    • Ways to build, enhance, or sustain campus-based efforts to address inclusive off-campus community needs
    • The use of diverse strategies of engagement (i.e. service-learning, policy work, advocacy, and civic education)
    • Institutional impact (promoting community engagement on campus)
CONDITIONS
  • Nominations and supporting materials are due Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • The award winner will be announced and nominees will be recognized at the Campus Compact of Virginia Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominees and one guest will be able to attend the ceremony at no charge.

Students in Action Award

 

2020 Faculty Award

 

The Faculty Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement honors mid to late-career faculty at Campus Compact of Virginia partner institutions who exemplify what it means to be an engaged scholar.

ELIGIBILITY

Full-time faculty members from a Campus Compact of Virginia partner institution who has demonstrated:

  • Deeply engaged, high-quality community-based academic work that has been disseminated across their field, with colleagues, students, and the community
  • Community collaboration to make a lasting impact through research, teaching, and professional service
  • Enrichment of the scholarship of the intuition leading toward the culture shift to an engaged institution
PROCESS

Please submit the following:

  • Nomination form (see below)
  • Letter of nomination (should come from a university/college administrator at the departmental chair/dean level or above)
  • Two letters of support (should come from a student and community partner)
  • Examples of Community Engaged Teaching (1-2 syllabi from nominee’s community engaged learning courses)
  • 250-word biography
  • Print-ready digital photo
  • Summary of nominee’s engagement (750 – 1,000 words) addressing the following:
    • Evidence of deeply engaged, high-quality community-based academic work
    • Demonstrated integration of community engagement into their teaching, research, and professional service (e.g., teaching undergraduate or graduate service-learning courses, developing departmental or institutional civic engagement programs and curricula, studying the impact of such courses and programs on students’ civic development, or conducting community-based participatory research, etc.) Evidence of community collaboration for change
    • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to develop and sustain reciprocal community partnerships and to contribute to positive change on issues of public concern
    • Evidence of collaborative interactions with the community and related scholarship for the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration and application of knowledge, information and resources (research, capacity building, economic development, etc.).
    • Demonstrated leadership in developing cultures, programs, and/or policies that promote meaningful engagement within higher education, and in one’s discipline (e.g, efforts aimed at redesigning curricula; enhancing faculty development; recognizing engagement in faculty hiring, tenure, and promotion; or fostering common visions and collaboration across units or institutions, etc.)
CONDITIONS
  • Nominations and supporting materials are due Friday, December 6, 2020.
  • The award winner will be announced and nominees will be recognized at the Campus Compact of Virginia Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominee and a guest will be able to attend the Ceremony at no charge.

 Faculty Award

 

2020 Outstanding
Community Partner of the Year

Campus Compact of Virginia recognizes the incredible dedication and work that our partner institutions’ community partners put into co-educating their students.

We recognize that whether we talk about community service, service-learning, community-based research, civic action or other forms of community engagement, institutions are not doing the work alone. It is only accomplished through strong partnerships with community organizations.

We believe that each one of these generous agencies deserves recognition at our annual Award Ceremony and there is more to be gained by bringing them all together to celebrate than to choose one over another. All nominees will be honored at the 1St Annual Awards Ceremony.

ELIGIBILITY

Community agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia who partner with a Campus Compact of Virginia institution and:

  • Has partnered with the institution on multiple initiatives over time and has articulated how working with students can further their agency’s mission.
  • Has served as co-educators and helped students gain skills that complement their curriculum, while also becoming more involved and engaged members of the community.
PROCESS

Please submit the following:

  • Nomination form to be submitted by CCVA member institution (see below)
  • Nomination essay (500 – 800 words) that provides clear evidence of each of the following work:
    • There is a sustainable partnership between the institution and the community agency which involves students, faculty, and staff from multiple units on campus
    • The institution and community agency working together toward mutually defined goals to best meet community-identified needs
    • The role community partners play as co-educators in the development of students as civic leaders and how that is formalized
  • Print-ready digital photo of agency in action (preferably engaged with submitting institution’s students)
CONDITIONS
  • Nominations and supporting materials are due Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • All nominees will be honored at the Campus Compact of Virginia Annual Awards Ceremony. A representative of the nominated agency and a guest are invited to attend the Ceremony

 

Community Partner Award

 

2020
Community Engagement Professional Award

 

This award was created in 2019 to honor professional staff at Campus Compact of Virginia partner institutions who demonstrate an ability to effectively cultivate, facilitate, and maintain high-quality partnerships with community organizations and representatives. This award recognizes Community Engagement Professionals’ knowledge and ability to conceptually, ethically, and effectively represent the foundations of the field and the breadth of community-engaged work.

We recognize that Community Engagement Professionals (CEPs) are doing the critical work of empowering communities, securing community-based, co-educational environments to strengthen students’ confidence, competence, and self-efficacy, all while playing an integral part of the anchor institution’s movement toward creating a culture of engagement across academic and student affairs.

ELIGIBILITY

A full-time professional staff member from a Campus Compact of Virginia partner institution who:

  • Has worked toward embedding academic service-learning, community engagement, and/or co-curricular service across the institution’s culture and values system
  • Creates and strives toward a vision of community engagement for his/her/their campus
  • Promotes higher education as a public good
  • Provides exceptional support to faculty and students
  • Has been instrumental in forming reciprocal and impactful campus-community partnerships
PROCESS

Please submit the following:

  • Nomination form (see below)
  • Letter of nomination from an upper-level administrator (preferably nominee’s supervisor) detailing accomplishments in moving the institution toward embedding community engagement across the institutional culture and the promotion of higher education as a public good
  • Two letters of support (should come from faculty, student, or community partner)
  • A summary of programs, events, strategies, etc. nominee has implemented on campus (500 – 1,000 words)
  • 250-word biography
  • Print-ready digital photo
  • A summary of nominee’s engagement addressing their philosophy of community engagement as it relates to student learning, faculty advancement, and community partnership (750 – 1,000 words)
CONDITIONS
  • Nominations and supporting materials are due Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • The award winner will be announced and nominees will be recognized at the Campus Compact of Virginia Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominee and a guest are invited to attend the Ceremony at no charge.

 

Community Engagement Professional Award