The annual Celebration of Community Engagement recognizes students, faculty, staff, and community partners who make a difference locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, through civic and community engagement initiatives. Please help us to recognize these individuals and to join us as we come together to celebrate Buffalo State's commitment to partnerships and active citizenship.
The nomination process for the Celebration of Community Engagement Awards will open in late November 2021. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, and community partners who make a difference locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through civic and community engagement initiatives throughout the academic year.
We encourage you to nominate deserving student peers, student groups, community partners, faculty members, or service-learning classes for their outstanding achievements for fall 2021 and spring 2022 community engagement activities.
Students are encouraged to self-nominate, however, please include at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty, staff, or community partner if you wish to self-nominate.
The Celebration of Community Engagement is scheduled on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. More details will be communicated as they become available.
Outstanding Service-Learning Student:
Presented to a student who provided exceptional achievement in a service-learning course through their contribution to the community and ability to connect the experience to course curriculum.
Presented to the student who provided exceptional service to a community agency as a volunteer, not through a course.
Presented to the student organization that provided valuable service to the community, extending its mission and influence beyond the Buffalo State campus.
Presented to a community agency, group, or institution that demonstrated excellence in collaborative work with Buffalo State, resulting in a partnership that produced positive differences in the community and enhanced student learning this year.
Presented to the faculty member and community partner who best demonstrated the principles of reciprocal, collaborative, and mutually beneficial partnerships. This may include the identification and recognition of each partner’s needs, issues, and challenges or assessment and reflection around the partnership with the goal of improving and sustaining the collaboration for long-term success.
Presented to a pre-tenure faculty member, or lecturer/adjunct with fewer than seven years’ experience, for innovative and outstanding service-learning, civic, and/or community engagement work. The engagement could include research, teaching, and/or service that is in partnership with the community and tied to a faculty member’s academic expertise.
Presented to a post-tenure faculty member, or lecturer/adjunct with 7-15 years’ experience who has demonstrated ongoing integration of civic and community engagement in teaching, research, and/or service, as well as demonstrated commitment and capacity to develop and sustain high-quality reciprocal community partnerships to further our role as an urban-engaged institution.
Awarded to a member of the campus or community who has built and strengthened institutional commitments to service-learning, civic engagement, and community engagement by demonstrating efforts to deepen and expand Buffalo State’s role as an urban-engaged institution, conducting meaningful community-based research, and/or working to foster long-lasting impacts on students and community.
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