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Call for Nomination - The W. Kellogg and the C. Peter Magrath Awards

The Office of Community Engagement is accepting nominations for The W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Fellowship Award. Only one nomination may be submitted by an institution, therefore, there will first be an internal selection to determine the University’s submission for this award.

Why was it founded?

The W. Kellogg Awards and the C. Peter Magrath Award were developed to provide national recognition for the outstanding community-university engagement work of public universities. The purpose is to recognize the contribution universities are making to the community through collaboration with community partners using engaged scholarship (teaching and research). Colleges and universities are recognized for redesigning their teaching/learning and research mission to increase the involvement of community partners.

What does it cover?

Application must include both partnership and engagement scholarship descriptions as described in the Carnegie Foundation’s Elective Community Engagement Classification. Community-university engagement is defined as a “collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity” (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching).

The application should explain how scholarship addressing community needs was a part of the partnership through teaching/learning, research/creative activity, and/or service.

According to the Carnegie engaged university guidelines, Scholarship should include but is not limited to “documentation of community response to …. programs, other evaluations or studies of impacts and outcomes of outreach or partnership, and how activities engage faculty, students, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration.” Further, “Characteristics of scholarship within research and creative activities include (but are not limited to) the following: applying the literature and theoretical frameworks in a discipline or disciplines; posing questions; and conducting systematic inquiry that is made public; providing data and results that can be reviewed by the appropriate knowledge community, and can be built upon by others to advance the field.”

The application: Each application must address the following

Section 1: Significance of the Engagement Partnership

  1. 1.     Abstract

Section 2: Relationship and Reciprocity between the Community and University

  1. Describe the issue, its significance, the relationship between the university and community, and how reciprocity is a part of the relationship:

Section 3: Impacts

3.1 Impact on Community Partner or Partners

3.2 Impact on University Partner or Partners

Section 4: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

  1. Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Section 5: Future Plans

            What are your plans for the future? Growth, funding opportunities, research????

Deadline to submit

  • To the Office of Community Engagement Friday April 9
  • To APLU MidnightFriday April 30

Here is a link to APLU website for more information.

If interested in submitting your project for this award kindly contact Henry Cunningham at or by calling 852-6026 before you proceed.

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