The American Democracy Project seeks nomination for the William M. Plater Award. The Award is given each year to an AASCU chief academic officer (e.g., Provosts or Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs) in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus.
The William M. Plater Award for Leadership In Civic Engagement was established in 2006 by AASCU in collaboration with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in appreciation for the leadership of William M. Plater, who served as the chief academic officer of IUPUI from 1987 through 2006.
Any AASCU chief academic officer of three or more years is eligible to be nominated. Funded through the generosity of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, the award acknowledges the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in helping make an institution intentional about its public mission to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens.
The Plater Award includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000. The Award recipient is announced each year at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project. The Award can also be presented on the recipient’s campus.
Nomination and Selection Process: Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination. The materials must be submitted electronically to be received no later than April 30, 2012.