This award recognizes KU Medical Center faculty for excellence in developing, implementing and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives. Award recipients will receive $5,000.
Community engagement, according to the Carnegie Classification Project (McCormick & Zhao, 2005), "describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity." Piercy, Stoudt, Asselin and Tilley-Lubbs (2011) provide additional clarification regarding work that is worthy of this award in their white paper, noting that "Characteristics most associated with engaged scholarship include:
All University of Kansas Medical Center faculty members with a full-time or part-time appointment at the Kansas City, Wichita or Salina campuses who have a demonstrated commitment to community engagement (i.e. multiple projects and/or multiple years) and who have not previously received this award are eligible. Volunteer faculty are not eligible.
Nominations by deans and department heads, faculty colleagues or self-nominations will be accepted.
Nominations require the electronic submission of (1) an abbreviated CV (no more than 5 pages) emphasizing engaged scholarship activities and (2) a nomination letter. Letters should include specific examples of how the nominee's engaged scholarship work has improved the health of Kansans and/or Midwesterners and beyond. Letters should also include the following:
The completed nomination must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominees who are considered finalists for the award will be notified and asked to submit:
*For those finalists who self-nominated, you will be asked to also submit:
Check out the previous award winners.