Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Posted by on February 14, 2011

Award Announcement:  Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, Nominations are now open for The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, presented each year by the nationally recognized nonprofit organization Campus Compact. Nomination deadline is April 4, 2011. For information, criteria, and to complete the online application, visit: All nominations and supporting documents must be submitted electronically.

The Ehrlich Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) annually for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award — previously known as the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning — is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University.

The award values community collaboration as well as institutional impact, and honors engaged scholarly work across the faculty roles of teaching, research, and service. The award winner will be granted $2,000 and the opportunity to conduct a session at the 2012 AAC&U Annual Conference. Four finalists will also be featured at he conference.

The recipient will be announced on June 1, 2011 on, the Campus Compact website. Nominations will be accepted from colleagues, community partners, college presidents, provosts, or through self-nomination and must be received no later than midnight, April 4, 2011.

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