2018 Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement at Rutgers University–Camden

Posted by Rutgers University on March 26, 2018

These awards recognize the contributions of our campus community and partners to Camden and across southern New Jersey. Nominations are being accepted in eight categories, all listed below with the criteria for each award.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome from all members of the university community. Please submit nominations online no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 30.

Award recipients will be recognized at a special reception that will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room on the main level of the Campus Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The links below offer important information.

Make a nomination (submit your nominations by Friday, March 30)

Register for the reception

Academic Civic Engagement

This award recognizes courses or programs that create outstanding opportunities for engaged civic learning for Rutgers University–Camden students. Examples of potential nominees include courses that integrate engaged civic learning, major programs that integrate a community-based experience or graduate degree programs that incorporate a public interest field component. Nominees will be judged on the degree to which the civic experience advances broader learning goals, the interests of communities are advanced, and community resources are used innovatively and effectively.

Student Civic Engagement

This award recognizes students who have made noteworthy contributions to communities beyond the campus through their academic and co-curricular work. Nominations may cite students’ engagement in academic courses, internships, volunteer service, and/or paid positions. Nominees will be judged on the depth of their commitment and the impact of their work.

Cooper Civic Leadership Award

This award recognizes a student who exemplifies outstanding service to the Camden community, with special consideration given to students whose engagement is through a health-related field. An award of $1,000 from Cooper University Health Care will be given to this student.

Alumni Civic Engagement

This award recognizes individual alumni or groups of alumni for efforts and projects that benefit communities beyond the Rutgers campus. Nominations may cite alumni efforts carried out under the Rutgers banner or those carried out independently. Nominees will be judged on the scope and impact of their work.

Community Partner Organization

This award recognizes a community partner organization that has worked with Rutgers University–Camden to bring benefits to communities beyond the Rutgers campus. Nominees will be judged on the impact of their work and the depth and scope of their partnership with Rutgers University–Camden.

Faculty-Staff Community Service

This award recognizes staff and faculty members for service to communities beyond the Rutgers University–Camden campus and carried out independent of their positions at Rutgers. Nominees are judged on the duration, depth, and impact of their work.

Community-Engaged Scholarship

This award recognizes faculty whose scholarship involves a reciprocal partnership with the community, meaningfully engages community-based knowledge, and/or provides a direct and tangible benefit to the community in which it was performed. Nominees will be judged on the scope and impact of their work.

Spirit of Civic Engagement

This award recognizes an individual or office that embodies Rutgers University–Camden’s commitment to civic engagement through their work on campus or with external partner organizations. Nominees are judged on the level of commitment to civic engagement demonstrated through the work of the individual or office.

Rutgers University–Camden has a well-earned national reputation as a leader in the areas of civic engagement and engaged civic learning. If you have any questions please contact Nyeema C. Watson, Ph.D., Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement at ncwatson@camden.rutgers.edu

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