2016 Lynton Award for Early Career College Faculty

Posted by New England Resource Center for Higher Education on January 11, 2016

NERCHE Invites Nominations for 2016 Lynton Award for Early Career College Faculty

The New England Resource Center for Higher Education is committed to collaborative change processes in higher education to address social justice in a diverse democracy.

To that end, NERCHE, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College, is inviting nominations for the 2016 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The annual award recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure or has a long-term contract and connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing; is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise; is of benefit to the external community; is visible and shared with community stakeholders; and reflects the mission of the institution.

This year’s award will be presented at the twenty-second annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities on October 23-25, 2016, in Washington, D.C. CUMU is a co-sponsor of the award.

Only full-time faculty member from public or private nonprofit colleges or universities in the U.S. are eligible for the award. A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible.

Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students, and community partners. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s publicly engaged teaching, research, and service.

For complete program guidelines, nomination instructions, an FAQ, and information about previous Lynton Award recipients, see the NERCHE website.



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