Each year, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses across the state partner with community agencies to improve people's lives. Indiana Campus Compact has the privilege of honoring the best of the best with our Annual Service Engagement Awards.
Applications are due January 15, 2015 and we encourage you to seek out those who make the campus/community connections happen on your campus and think about nominating them for an award.
Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement
The Brian Douglas Hiltunen Award is presented annually to recognize faculty at Indiana Campus Compact member campuses who are exemplars of the scholarship of engagement. In his essay, Creating the New American College, the late Ernest Boyer challenged higher education to recommit to service. He expressed concern about a "growing feeling in this country that higher education is a private benefit, not a public good." To address this concern, Indiana Campus Compact developed the Faculty Fellows and the Scholarship of Engagement programs to support faculty in their endeavors to recommit to service and thereby become connected to the community. Full-time faculty members on Indiana Campus Compact campuses are eligible and encouraged to apply for this award.
Community Service Director Award
Honoring Those Who Facilitate and Inspire Service Engagement to Create Campus and Community Connections. The Indiana Campus Compact Outstanding Community Service Director Award is presented annually to recognize professional staff at Indiana Campus Compact member campuses who are exemplars of building campus and community connections while supporting student learning and development through community engagement. Any professional staff member from an Indiana Campus Compact member institution may apply or be nominated for the Community Service Director Award.
Outstanding Community Partner Award
This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding community partner organization and its staff and volunteers for their partnership with an ICC member institution to educate and empower students and provide a positive impact in their communities. Any faculty, staff, or student from an Indiana Campus Compact member institution may nominate a community partner organization for the Outstanding Community Partner Award.
Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award
The Richard J. Wood Award was established to recognize students at Indiana Campus Compact member campuses who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community engagement. The Wood Student Community Commitment Award was created in 1996 in honor of Dr. Richard J. Wood who served as the founding chairperson of Indiana Campus Compact and President's Board from 1992 to 1996. This award continues Dr. Wood's legacy as an advocate of students as stewards to the community. Any student from an Indiana Campus Compact member institution may apply for the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award.