This award recognizes a team for excellence in community engagement, as demonstrated by a project or event which addresses a critical health issue in the community. Award recipients receive $7,500 payable to the project, if on-going, or to the community organization.
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:
The project must be a robust partnership led by a team with at least one University of Kansas Medical Center faculty member (from Kansas City, Wichita or Salina) and one community-based organization.
Other considerations include:
Award nominations will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2015 to Feb. 1, 2016.
Nominations require electronic submission of:
Nominations also require the submission of two letters of support from community partners addressing:
The online completed nomination should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2016.
The letters of support must be received by Feb. 8. The letters of support should be submitted via mail or email to:
By mail: By email:
April Blackmon Strange firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement Communications Manager
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 3013
Kansas City, KS 66160
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