Awards

Presidential Engagement Professorship

Call for Nominations and Applications

Nominations due to Vice President Anne Kaplan by October 3, 2014.

NIU faculty, staff, and community members are invited to nominate NIU professors with outstanding records of community engagement for the 2015 Presidential Engagement Professorships. These professorships have been established to recognize those faculty members who exemplify the following criteria:

  • Commitment to fostering reciprocal partnerships in which problems, solutions, goals, and measures of success are defined jointly
  • Recognition for the ability to engage external communities in conscious efforts to bring scholarship to bear on regional, national, or international problems
  • Enhancement of curricular content by incorporating opportunities to create, integrate, transfer, and apply knowledge for the benefit of all partners
  • Engagement of students in projects and initiatives of direct benefit to external audiences
  • Creating a sense of civic responsibility in students
  • Enabling of learning beyond the confines of the campus

Special emphasis will be placed on the recognition of faculty whose efforts have resulted in significant outcomes and who have involved students in projects of direct benefit to external audiences. This award will not only recognize and honor past excellence in outreach and engagement, but will provide significant tangible support for current and future efforts.

View the complete Call for Nominations, which includes details on eligibility, the nomination process, and required application materials.