The ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning

The ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Please submit nominations online at Community-Engaged Learning Awards.

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations from ACE agencies and IUB faculty for the 2018-2019 ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning. This award recognizes Advocates for Community Engagement (ACE) who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the facilitation of community-engaged learning at their agencies and to campus.

This includes:

  • Exhibiting an impressive depth of understanding of their agency, the social issues addressed by their agency, and the ability to represent and communicate on behalf of their agency to students and faculty;
  • Demonstrating consistently high quality service to their agency, students, and faculty, or completing a special project for an agency that successfully meets a genuine agency need;
  • Showing a high level of responsibility and professionalism.

Nominations

Nominations should be for students in a community-engaged learning class offered during the 2018-2019 academic year. Nominations should include:

1) A nominating letter that identifies:

  • The ACE agency or community-engaged learning course and semester;
  • Examples of the ACE performing exceptional work facilitating and maintaining community-engaged learning partnerships;
  • Examples of the ACE using knowledge of social issues addressed by agency to help service- learners understand agency mission and work.

2) A statement of support from either the ACE agency or a faculty member that identifies:

  • The impact the ACE had either at the ACE agency or on course partnerships.

Please submit nominating letters to Michael Valliant, Director, Service-Learning Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, mvallian@indiana.edu.  Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

Award

The recipient of the ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning will be honored alongside recipients of the Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award and the Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning Student Awards at the 2nd Annual Conference on Curricular Community Engaged Learning held on Thursday, April 26, 2019. 

Please send to Michael Valliant, Director, Service-Learning Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, mvallian@indiana.edu