The Center for Academic Community Engagement will present an exhibition of photography by students enrolled in community engagement projects through ACE courses at SHSU. The exhibition will include photographs by and of students that depict students serving the community.
All Faculty, staff, and community members may submit photos. Only SHSU students are eligible for awards.
Deadline for entries, December 15, 2012.
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ACE Research Program
The Center for Academic Community Engagement proposes, as a faculty development initiative, the ACE Research Program. The Program will be open to all full-time instructors who have taught or are teaching ACE courses. Ten (10) applicants selected for the ACE Research Program, who successfully complete the program expectations (as judged by the Engaged Scholars Committee), will each be given a $1000 award.
Program Expectations for TEN selected ACE Researchers:
Become part of a core group of ACE researchers
Attendance at a half-day retreat and orientation
Meetings with other ACE Researchers
Submit at least one article, focused on academic community engagement, to a peer-reviewed journal.
Present research on academic community engagement to our SHSU community.
Articles/presentations that result from this program will acknowledge The Center support. (i.e. “Research supported by The Center for Academic Community Engagement at Sam Houston State University.”)
To provide structure, support, and incentive for those ACE instructors hoping to publish their work.
To increase the number of publications in the field of academic community engagement
To raise the awareness of the Scholarship of Engagement
To develop a sense of community and dialog among ACE instructors
To publicize the work of our ACE professors to a local, state, national, or international audience
Program start up date is Fall 2013.
Deadline for applications: March 20, 2013.
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The David Payne Academic Community Engagement Award 2013
The SHSU Engaged Scholars Committee is now soliciting nominations for David Payne Academic Community Engagement Award. This University award, with a cash stipend of $5,000 and a commendation medal, honors a faculty member who has achieved excellence in Academic Community Engagement. Recipients of this award have taught SHSU students the value of community engagement and collaborated with community partners to meet community needs and improve the quality of life. The 2012 recipient of the David Payne Academic Community Engagement Award was Dr. Phillip Lyons, College of Criminal Justice.
ELIGIBILITY AND NOMINATIONS
1) Full-time faculty members who have been employed at Sam Houston State University for a period of at least five years and who have taught at least one Academic Community Engagement (ACE) course are eligible.
2) Nominations are welcome from community partners, colleagues, students or the nominee.
3) Previous recipients are not eligible. Members of the Engaged Scholars Committee may not be nominated nor may they nominate others.
Send nominations to: Dr. Lee Miller, Chair, Engaged Scholars Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination Deadline: Nominations must be received by December 14, 2012. Eligible nominees will be notified on or before January 15, 2013 and requested to submit supporting documents to the committee by March 1, 2013.
1. Three (3) letters of support from colleagues
2. Three (3) letters of support from community partners
3. Curriculum Vita highlighting ACE activities that support their nomination (Maximum of 3 pages)
4. Letter of Application summarizing a through f below. (Maximum of 5 pages)
a. Evidence of positive impact of ACE coursework on SHSU students (i.e., reflections, comments, survey results, teaching evaluations);
b. Evidence of positive impact of ACE coursework on community partner(s);
c. Evidence of positive impact of ACE coursework on the university (i.e., internships, endowments, donations, scholarships, visibility/publicity);
d. Evidence of collaboration with community partner(s);
e. Evidence of scholarly activity (i.e., research, publications, grants, presentations at state, national, or international conferences/meetings) related to ACE activities;
f. Evidence of the integration of Teaching, Scholarly Activity, and Service.
5. Additional Supporting Documents may be included. (Maximum of 10 pages)