NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Award
Call for Nominations
Deadline: December 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Award (previously the Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award) recognizes one faculty member from a North Carolina Campus Compact member institution for exemplary engaged teaching and/or scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ community and civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and community engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Award which will be presented during the opening session of the  PACE conference and Presidents Forum, February 13, 2019

Selection Criteria

  • Evidence of deep, high-quality engaged teaching and/or scholarship: demonstrated integration of civic and community engagement in one’s teaching, research, and/or service as appropriate to one’s context and roles (this might include, but is not limited to, teaching undergraduate or graduate service-learning courses, conducting community-based participatory research, developing departmental or institutional engagement programs and curricula, and/or studying the impact of public engagement).
  • Evidence of community collaboration for change: demonstrated commitment and capacity to develop and sustain reciprocal community partnerships and to contribute to positive change on issues of public concern (examples include ongoing work with community members to design, implement, and improve engagement initiatives, recognition of partners as co-educators, evaluation results that show benefits for communities as well as students, support for multifaceted partnerships focused on particular public issues, and research-based collaborations).
  • Evidence of institutional impact: demonstrated leadership in developing cultures, programs, and/or policies that promote meaningful engagement on one’s campus, within higher education, or in one’s discipline (through, for example, efforts aimed at redesigning curriculum, enhancing faculty development, recognizing engagement in faculty hiring, tenure, and promotion, or fostering common vision and collaboration across units or institutions).

Nomination Submission Requirements

1. Submit the Online Nomination Form.

2. Required documents: 

  • Letter of nomination from a colleague (not to exceed two pages)
  • Letter of support from a community partner or student (not to exceed two pages).  Only one additional letter of support is required
  • An essay from the nominee (not to exceed 2000 words) that addresses the three selection criteria below:
    • Evidence of deep, high-quality engaged teacher and/or scholarship
    • Evidence of community collaboration for change
    • Evidence of institutional impact
  • Resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee
  • [OPTIONAL] Up to 5 pages of supplementary materials may be submitted along with the nomination, including letters, testimonials, news clippings, annual reports, summary of impact (qualitative or quantitative data) pamphlets, journal articles, etc.  Anything over 5 pages will not be submitted to the reviewers. All submitted materials become the property of NC Campus Compact and will not be returned.

If you have a Google account, you can sign-in to upload the documents through the nomination form. If you do not have a Google account, you can send the documents to

Nominations must be received no later than 5pm on December 15, 2018.

Please note that the winner will be required to provide a photo (headshot) for inclusion in the conference program booklet.


Contact Leslie Garvin or (336) 278-7278.