Nominate A Faculty Member for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

April 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees are recognized 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.

Eligibility Requirements & Selection Criteria:

  • Affiliated with a Campus Compact institution (USC Upstate is a Campus Compact institution)
  • Senior Faculty Member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line)
  • Evidence of deeply engaged, high-quality academic work
  • Evidence of community collaboration and change
  • Evidence of institutional impact

To nominate a colleague or yourself, please submit a Letter of Nomination (limit 3 pages) and curriculum vitae of nominee (limit 8 pages) to Kara Davis, by May 3, 2017.  USC Upstate’s selected nominee will be announced in early May 2017.

Please note that the USC Upstate nominee will be asked to provide additional materials for the final application, including a letter of support from a community partner, copy of a syllabus that reflects service-learning/civic engagement, and an essay addressing the three points of evidence in the selection criteria listed above.

Campus Compact will announce the recipient and finalists in early fall 2017 and will be honored at Campus Compact’s National Conference in March 2018. In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 award.

For more details on the award application, please see the Eligibility Requirements for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award on the Campus Compact website (