Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award

Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award

Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

Please submit nominations online at Community-Engaged Learning Awards.

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations for our 2019-2020 Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award. This award recognizes a course-based partnership between a faculty member and community partner that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to community-engaged learning and community engagement. A qualifying partnership demonstrates significant evidence of reciprocal benefits, to learning and the community partner.

This includes:

  • Showing that the structure of the partnership was suitable for rigorous student learning through service and meets a genuine need of the community partner;
  • Evidence of the co-educational role of the community partner in course design;
  • Faculty member demonstrating an impressive depth of understanding of the community partner issues, to enable making meaning from service.

Nominations will be welcome for community-engaged learning classes from all departments and schools at IUB.


Nominations should be for a community-engaged learning class offered during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Nominations should include:

1)  A nominating letter that identifies:

  • The community-engaged learning course and semester, and a description of the partnership and service activity;
  • How the partnership exemplifies the elements described above.

2)  Statement of support from the community partner which identifies:

  • The impact the service activity had on the community partner.

Please submit nominating letters to Michael Valliant, Director, Service-Learning Program, Indiana University, Bloomington,  Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20, 2020. 


The faculty and community partner recipients of the Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award will be honored alongside the recipients of the Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning Student Awards and the ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning at the 3rd Annual Conference on Curricular Community Engaged Learning held on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

Please send any questions to Michael Valliant, Director, Service-Learning Program, Indiana University, Bloomington,