The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

2014 Ehrlich Winner Leda Cooks of University of Massachusetts
2014 Ehrlich Winner Leda Cooks of University of Massachusetts

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) 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. The award — previously known as the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning — is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University.

The recipient and finalists will be announced in early fall 2015 and will be honored at Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Conference in March 2016. In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 award.

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award is made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

The nomination period for the 2015 Ehrlich Award is now open and will close on May 22, 2015. 

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Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement

Additionally, the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) accepts nominations for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement. The award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The Lynton Award is designated as an award for early career faculty who are pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career–within the first six years–at campuses with long-term contracts. For more information about the Lynton Award, click here.