Community Engagement

Nominations sought for community engagement awards

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Nominations sought for community engagement awards
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Oakland university values the diverse relationships faculty, staff, students and community partners have built and that advance its mission. To recognize this work, the university has established the three awards listed below. 

Students, staff, faculty and community members interested in nominating individuals for outstanding community engagement activities over the last year are encouraged to review and utilize the following information. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 19 and can be submitted at the links below.

Community Engaged Faculty Award

Honors and recognizes an Oakland University faculty member who has excelled in community-based work including scholarship and creative activity, course-based experiences that promote learning through community service, service-learning activities, or engagement with community partners.

Staff Excellence Award in Community Engagement

Honors and recognizes an Oakland University staff member who has made a significant contribution or has provided exemplary leadership in supporting community-based activity and whose contributions have led to a significant impact in the community.

OU Community Partner Award

Honors and recognizes community partners who have served a vital role in collaboration with Oakland University, provided exemplary leadership and/or contributed to significant impact in the community. Examples of impactful activities include but are not limited to: hosting Oakland University student interns, participating in course-based experiences that promote learning through community service, service-learning activities, and/or engagement with Oakland University, working with Oakland University faculty and/or students on research, scholarship or creative activity that investigates, analyzes, addresses, or engages with a particular community issue or need.

“This award cycle is different from others in that we want our community to know we value the work they do with us,” said Diane Baldwin, Campus-Community Engagement Coordinator. “We are hoping to increase awareness about the ways we work in and with the community. Community organizations or businesses may have partnered with a faculty member for research or a service-learning course for several years, for example, and consider it just something they do. We want to identify and elevate the creative work we do together to say, 'we see you' and "we can't meet our mission without you."

For more information, contact Baldwin at baldwin3@oakland.edu.

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