Faculty Funding

George D. Levy Faculty Award

Recognizing exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects

Purpose

Building effective, long-term community partnerships takes commitment. The annual George D. Levy Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member whose community collaborations serve as models for outstanding community engagement in higher education.

Prize

The George D. Levy Faculty Award recognizes a Cornell University faculty member whose collaborative efforts within the community have resulted in exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects. It supports a faculty member whose courses, research and other activities best demonstrate:

  • Shared/collaborative decision-making that incorporates community voice and reciprocity into the design, implementation and evaluation of the project
  • Community capacity building
  • Integrating engaged student learning outcomes into course design and delivery
  • Planning for sustaining the community partnership

Nominations

The call for nominations will open in September 2018. The Office of Engagement Initiatives will announce the recipient of the 2019 prize in early December 2018.

Nominations will include:

  1. Community-Engaged Project Title
  2. Nominator’s information, including name, title and contact information
  3. Nominee’s information, if different from nominator’s
  4. Nominee’s CV
  5. Community Partner information, including:
    • Organization name
    • Primary contact
    • Email address
    • City and State
    • Website
    • How long the partnership as existed
  6. Letters of Collaboration/Support
    • One from Community Partner
    • One from a current or past student participant
  7. Narrative, including:
    • A description of the nominee’s involvement in the specified community-engaged partnership and how that partnership demonstrates the criteria of the award:
      • Shared/collaborative decision-making that incorporates community voice and reciprocity into the design, implementation and evaluation of the project
      • Community capacity building
      • Integrating engaged student learning outcomes into course design and delivery
      • Planning for sustaining the community partnership
    • An explanation of how the nominee will use the award money to deepen, sustain or strengthen the community partnership

Recipients

2018

Robin Radcliffe, senior lecturer in wildlife and conservation medicine

2017

Monroe Weber-Shirk, senior lecturer in civil and environmental engineering

2016

Paula Horrigan, associate professor of landscape architecture

2015

Mary Jo Dudley, director of the Cornell Farmworker Program and senior extension associate in development sociology

Questions about the prize?

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