President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Announcement: The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll will be available on Monday, September 27, 2010. Application Deadline is December 16, 2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service is pleased to announce that we will accept applications for the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll starting on September 27, 2010. Please note that there are significant changes to this year’s competition. The Honor Roll is shifting the emphasis from outputs, such as numbers of service participants, to community outcomes, such as the changes that result from the service activities. The 2010 competition seeks to celebrate institutions with best-practice service programs. Characteristics of such programs include using evaluation and assessment, developing collaborative community partnerships, and addressing significant community needs. Applicants should demonstrate results that are measurable and supported by credible evidence.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was created in 2006 to annually recognize the combined exemplary community service efforts of higher education institutions’ students, faculties, and staffs. Institutions that make the Honor Roll are rewarded with enriched learning, stronger alumni and community ties, public awareness of community contributions, and the ability to attract first-rate faculty and students. The Corporation expects the application deadline to be December 16, 2010 at 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Nominations received after the 5:00 PM deadline will not be considered.
Applications for the 2010 President’s Honor Roll will be accepted in either or both categories for service performed during the 2009-2010 academic year:
General Community Service recognizes the quality of, quantity of, and commitment to community service initiatives at a college or university. This category will reflect the best practices of community service and service-learning, such as long-term campus-community partnerships and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service.
Special Focus Area recognizes exemplary initiatives aligned with the President’s education
In addition, the Honor Roll’s “With Distinction” recognition will be given to those applicants that display strong levels of institutional commitment, provide a compelling case for partnerships that produce measurable impact in the community, and have a Federal Work-Study community service percentage of at least 15% or above. An institution will be named to the Honor Roll if the service described is deemed substantial, relevant and meaningful, and achieves measurable impacts in the community.
For more detailed information about the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, to register, and to apply, please visit http://www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll. The direct link is: http://myproject.nationalservice.gov/honorroll/
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