• Institution must be a current Campus Compact member
  • Teams may be gathered in a Center, an interdisciplinary committee, a campus-wide network, or a unit. They may be made up of campus executives, administrative staff, and/or faculty.

Selection Criteria

  1. Evidence of planning to advance goals for student civic learning and public impact
  2. Evidence of broad participation in planning and implementation
  3. Clarity around the values that motivate the institutional change and evidence that the same values are reflected in the execution
  4. Evidence that the institutional change had a positive impact on the challenges that originally motivated the work (e.g., changes in systems, processes, campus climate, programs, learning outcomes, and community indicators)

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Application requirements
  1. An executive summary that provides a brief overview of your team's commitment to and investment in civic and community engagement in line with the values, purpose, and spirit or this award (250 words or fewer).
  2. A 2-3 page narrative addressing the following questions:
    • What goals has the team been pursuing?
      What were some of the issues beyond the campus that motivated the effort? What were the team's goals for student learning and development? What is the larger vision for institutional transformation?
    • What efforts were made?
      How has the team planned for change? Who participated in the efforts to create change? What practical changes have been made to systems and processes, programs, and campus culture
    • What has been the impact? What remains to be done?
  3. Two annotated artifacts (i.e. strategic planning documents, Civic Action Plans, etc.) that provide evidence of:
    • The team's planning to advance goals for student civic learning and public impact
    • Broad participation in the team's planning and implementation
    • Clarity in values motivating change and evidence of values in execution
    • Impact with respect to the challenges that motivated the work—e.g., changes in systems, processes, climate, programs, learning outcomes, community indicators
  4. A letter from a president, chancellor, or campus executive (provost, vice president, or a member of the institution's senior leadership team) that summarizes the team's efforts and commitment to addressing issues of public concern and driving institutional change
  5. A letter from a community partner that can speak to the institutional change and community impact that were driven by your team

For the 2024 Guarasci & Padrón Awards:

  • The online application form will open in August 2023
  • The nomination deadline will be October 25, 2023
  • The 2024 recipients will be notified in December 2023
  • Public announcement & recognition: January 2024