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Vermont Campus Compact is pleased to announce a call for awards nominations for our 2017 annual awards.  VCC invites you to nominate students, faculty, staff, and community members/organizations who are working to advance campus engagement with community through institutional or systemic initiatives. 

The award categories are:

Engaged Students: we invite each VCC member campus to nominate one student or student organization for the engaged student award (all will be recognized).  Engaged students are those who demonstrate a significant investment of time and energy into activities that promote and support engagement at their institution and among their peers.  Students may be leaders of engagement programs, support academic service-learning initiatives, serve on campus planning boards or advisory committees, conduct engaged research, or work in engagement-related programming, for example.  When possible, nominees should demonstrate efforts to bring student voice to institutional conversations and commitments around engagement.

Engaged Educators: we invite member campuses and/or community organizations to submit nominations for this competitive award category.  Engaged educators are faculty, staff, or other campus leaders who are committed to advancing the engagement agenda on their campus.  They may be supporting student organizations, running campus initiatives/programs, conducting scholarly research in collaboration with community, participating in strategic planning, or making key campus decisions around engagement.  Nominees should demonstrate the ability catalyze and continuously support commitment to engagement on their campus.

Engaged Partnerships: we invite member campuses and/or community organizations to submit nominations for this competitive award category.  Engaged partnerships are collaborations between campus and community entities (nonprofits, educational institutions, businesses, etc.) that serve as a model and an inspiration for the potential of campus-community engagement.  To the extent possible, nominated partnerships should demonstrate: involvement of a variety of stakeholders in a long-term effort to address a commonly-identified community challenge; institutionalization of the relationship beyond a single individual; a focus on reciprocity and mutual benefit; and an ability to demonstrate impact. All members of the partnership should be described in the nomination. 

TO NOMINATE: Submit a nomination packet to Kim at by March 10th, 2017.  Nomination packets should include:

  • Cover Sheet (1 page):
    • Nominee contact information (name, institution, address, phone, e-mail, website)
    • Nominator contact information (name, institution, address, phone, e-mail, website)
    • Awards Category
  • Narrative Nomination (2 pages maximum):  the narrative nomination should describe the nominee (individual or group) and provide a rationale for their fit for this award.  Evidence of long-term commitment and demonstrable impact is encouraged. 
  • Letters of support (optional): 2 pages maximum
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