Awarded to Faculty at The Chicago School
"Service Learning Faculty Member of the Year" Award
Provided to one faculty member annually for commitment to service learning and Community Partnerships. Recipients receive a certificate and recognition at our awards' ceremony.
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award (Illinois Campus Compact)
Campus Compact's Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year, for exemplary engaged scholarship, leadership in advancing civic learning, community-based research, the development of reciprocal community partnerships, and the deepening of institutional commitment to civic and community engagement.
The winner is granted $2,000 and the opportunity to conduct a session at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference 2013. Four finalists will also be featured in a panel presentation at the conference.
The Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty 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.
The Lynton Award emphasizes engaged scholarly work across the faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of the faculty role in which teaching, research, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, NERHCE conceptualizes scholarly engagement in terms of social justice embedded in democratic ideals.