Nominations Sought for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs Collaboration Award

January 21, 2015 at 3:11 pm

“We, as higher education professionals are challenged to find ways to bridge the academic and co-curricular aspects of a student’s experience. …New research, changing times, and the needs of today’s emerging generations of students require that our traditionally distinct categories of academic learning and student development be fused in an integrated, comprehensive vision of learning as a transformative process that is centered in and responsive to the whole student. Every resource on every campus should be used to achieve transformative liberal education for all students, and all colleges and universities are accountable for establishing and assessing specific student outcomes that reflect this integrated view of learning. But a common and central theme, regardless of institutional type, student demographics, or campus culture, will be the establishment of vibrant educational partnerships among members of the academic faculty and student affairs professionals in which all campus educators share broad responsibility for achieving defined student outcomes.” (Learning Reconsidered, 2004)

In this spirit, we invite nominations for programs and services – and the individuals who make them possible – that contribute to collaboration or integration of student and academic affairs at our University to enhance student learning and development. ­There are many great examples of such practices and people at USC Upstate. This award, made possible by a contribution to the USC Upstate Foundation, will enable to us annually to honor Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Collaboration.

The nomination form can be found on the faculty resources page at and on the web at .

Nomination Timeline

The following timeline is in place for the 2014-2015 Collaboration Award

  • January 15, 2015: Nominations accepted via online form
  • March 31, 2015: Deadline to submit nomination
  • May 6, 2015: Presentation of the award at the annual May Day Picnic

Questions about the Collaboration Award

If you have questions about the Collaboration Award or submission process, contact Laura Puckett-Boler at or Clif Flynn at