2017 SLCE Conference
Be the Spark for Action
Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Call for 2017 Nominations is closed
The 10th annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, Be the Spark for Action, is an opportunity to recognize and honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for their contribution to service-learning and civic engagement in Maryland and Washington DC colleges and universities.
All awards recognize the outstanding impact of the nominee’s contribution to service-learning and civic engagement in higher education. Students, faculty, staff and community partners may submit nominations. Self-nominations are also accepted for all awards. Award recipients will be honored during the SLCE Conference on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Faculty Award for Civic Engagement Finalists
Faculty Award for Outstanding Service-Learning recognizes individuals that develop and teach service-learning courses or a course with a service-learning component with evidence of innovative ways of employing a reflective teaching methodology to connect community service-learning with academic study. These individuals reach out to other faculty to encourage and help them integrate service-learning into their courses. Nominees demonstrate leadership that promotes community service-learning within one’s discipline, college or institution. They also participate in engaged scholarship, such as research, published materials, presentations on service-learning or community-based research.
Morgan State University
Dr. Lori Edwards
University of Maryland Baltimore - School of Nursing
Staff Award for Civic Engagement Finalists
Staff Award for Outstanding Civic Engagement recognizes staff members that collaborate with community for service-learning or civic engagement initiatives. These individuals connect with other staff, faculty and/or students to encourage and help them integrate civic engagement or service-learning in their respective role. They demonstrates leadership that promotes civic engagement or service-learning within one’s campus and seeks to meet community needs.
Morgan State University
Undergraduate Student Award for Civic Engagement recognizes an individual or group of students that are enrolled (at least part time) as undergraduate students in Fall 2016. They go above and beyond their service to community in collaboration with a service-learning or civic engagement initiative. These students lead and engage peers in meaningful service to meet community needs.
Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars
Graduate Student Award for Civic Engagement Finalists
Graduate Student Award for Civic Engagement recognizes an individual or group of students that are enrolled (at least part time) as graduate students in Fall 2016. They go above and beyond their service to community in collaboration with a service-learning or civic engagement initiative. The students lead and engage peers in meaningful service to meet community needs.
Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health
Community Partner Recognition Award for Civic Engagement Finalists
Community Partner Recognition Award recognize an individual and/or organization that partners with faculty, staff, and/or students to encourage and assist in the integration of service-learning practices through curricula and culture. They promote the importance of service-learning within their organizations and mentor service-learning students. They also assist and support reflection of community-identified needs in relation to student experiences.
Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project
Greg Rockwell, Thrive DC
Reading Partners Baltimore