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Faculty Outreach Award
Call for Nominations
Deadline: December 19, 2012
The Penn State Award for Faculty Outreach was established in 1998 by the Provost and Vice President for Outreach in collaboration with the University Council on Engaged Scholarship and the Faculty Senate Committee on Outreach.
The award recognizes faculty who make significant contributions to outreach. Outreach is the process of extending the intellectual expertise and resources of the University through teaching, research, and/or service to address the social, civic, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities facing our Commonwealth, nation, and world. The established Penn State Award for Faculty Outreach consists of a stipend of $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY, CRITERIA, AND SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Full-time faculty members, including librarians, at all locations, whose primary responsibilities are teaching, research, and/or service, are eligible. See Faculty Senate, Committee on Committees and Rules, Revision to the Constitution, for a definition of “University Faculty,” located at www.senate.psu.edu/agenda/2007-2008/jan29-08agn/appd.pdf.
The award recognizes those who have extended their scholarship to external constituents resulting in a significant outcome for individuals, organizations, or communities in problem solving or development. They have been successful in special efforts or initiatives that generated, transmitted, and enhanced knowledge, between the University and external audiences within the Commonwealth and beyond. Outreach scholarship beyond the scope of a faculty member’s normally expected outreach and extension work will receive special consideration. Outreach is a form of scholarship that is embodied in the teaching, research, and service missions of the University. As such, outreach activities can take a number of forms, including but not limited to credit and noncredit instruction, technical assistance, demonstration projects, evaluation studies, and policy analysis.
The following information should be included in the nomination dossier:
- A completed nomination form.
- Vita that includes items relevant to the award. (Please limit size to no more than 25 pages.)
- Two letters of support from University colleagues which may include the nominator.
- Two letters from external beneficiaries of outreach initiatives regarding the nominee’s outreach activity, the value, and the impact of the activity. Letters from external beneficiaries may be up to three years old.
NOMINATION COMMITTEE AND SUBMISSION
Nominations are being sought from the University community and will be reviewed and selected by a committee representing the University Council on Engaged Scholarship and the Faculty Senate Committee on Outreach.
Nomination forms, with supporting nomination materials, should be submitted by e-mail to COEAwards@outreach.psu.edu.
Deadline for submission is December 19, 2012. The award will be presented at the Faculty/Staff Awards Recognition Luncheon at The Nittany Lion Inn on March 25, 2013.
Questions concerning eligibility and nomination packet content should be directed to Careen Yarnal, Chair of the Selection Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning the nomination process should be directed to Linda Saylor at email@example.com or 814-863-8356.