Campus Compact Awards
CT Campus Compact Annual Awards
The awards that are given our at our Annual Awards Breakfast include:
- Faculty Engaged Scholarship Award: The Faculty Engaged Scholarship Award will be presented to one faculty member whose scholarship, expressed in teaching, research, and/or service, reflects the highest degree of ethics and effectiveness, and responds significantly to the need for knowledge-sharing between academic disciplines and the public. The purpose of this award is to honor scholarship that has true value both to academe and identified communities. For a brief description of community engaged scholarship, click here.
- Campus – Community Partnership Award: The Campus-Community Partnership Award recognizes one outstanding campus-community partnership that is built and sustained on strong principles of equity, trust and respect. The purpose of this award is to honor partnerships that have successfully demonstrated the true value of collaboration between higher education and its identified communities.
- President’s Choice Award: The President’s Choice Award is given to an individual who demonstrates sustained commitment to the civic and economic health of communities in Connecticut. For consideration of the award, the nominee must be submitted by a CTCC Board member.
National Campus Compact Awards
Ehrlich (Faculty) Award
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. More information can be found at: http://www.compact.org/initiatives/awards-programs/the-thomas-ehrlich-civically-engaged-faculty-award
Newman (Student) Award
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.
Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows. Nominated by their college and university presidents, these students are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
As these students tackle community challenges, they provide fresh energy and perspective, inspire and mobilize others, and develop their own skills and potential. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
“These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building stronger communities,” notes Campus Compact President Maureen Curley.
Newman Civic Fellow awards are made in memory of Dr. Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. At the core of Dr. Newman’s leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to make a difference and in the power of connection with others. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. This class of Newman Civic Fellows embodies this spirit and dedication.
The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.