The Award for Excellence in Service Learning will annually recognize a faculty or teaching academic staff member who has made distinguished contributions to student engagement through service learning. Nominees for this award must demonstrate that their contributions in the area of service learning, conform to the accepted definition of service learning experiences and are worthy of recognition as exceptional achievements in this field of endeavor. Please refer to the UWP Community University Partnership Program website at http://www.uwplatt.edu/cup/ for further information about service learning.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville acknowledges the importance of service learning and seeks to encourage participation in the development of innovative service learning opportunities for UWP students. These service learning experiences should combine community service with student learning in such a way that both the student and the community mutually benefit from the experience.
The Office of the Provost
Eligible individuals are university faculty or teaching academic staff who hold appointments of at least 0.5 FTE and who have already disseminated their service learning activities via the UWP on-line reporting system.
Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of an application documenting their outstanding achievements and contributions in their role of involving the university and students in service learning. Their application should provide specific evidence of outstanding achievement in service learning worthy of recognition.
Specific criteria for this award include the following:
The selection committee will consist of four members of the Improvement of Learning Committee.
The award consists of a $1,000.00 honorarium and a UW-Platteville recognition plaque. The recipient will be recognized at the Chancellor's Fall Convocation Ceremony.
Nominations may come from a college, department or school. Suggestions for nominees may come from any administrator, faculty, or staff. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations must be made to the Improvement of Learning Committee: The Award for Excellence in Service Learning.
The application must be composed of:
April 5, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Submit original with signatures to the Office of Sponsored Programs, 5th Floor, Pioneer Tower and email materials numbered 3-5 (as one pdf, doc, or docx document) to OSP, firstname.lastname@example.org.