Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award: The University of Memphis is a metropolitan research institution that seeks to serve
its urban, regional, state, national, and global communities in a number of ways.
Vital to this mission is scholarship that addresses the concerns and opportunities
of these communities. Such scholarship (1) involves academic projects that engage
faculty members and students in a collaborative and sustained manner with community
groups; (2) connects university outreach endeavors with community organizational goals;
(3) furthers mutual productive relationships between the university and the community;
(4) entails shared authority in the research process from defining the research problem,
choosing theoretical and methodological approaches, conducting the results, developing
the final product(s), to participating in peer review; and (5) results in excellence
in engaged scholarship through such products as peer-reviewed publications, peer-reviewed
collaborative reports, documentation of impact, and external funding.
In keeping with this purpose, the University of Memphis has established a faculty
award to recognize excellence in engaged scholarship. The Excellence in Engaged Scholarship
Award will further awareness of engaged scholarship in partnerships between faculty
members and students of the University of Memphis and community organizations and
agencies in the Memphis/Mid-South region, the State of Tennessee, the United States,
and global communities.
Alumni Association Awards: Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by any faculty
or administrative staff member employed full-time by The U of M in the semester of
nomination. Those not self-nominated should be informed of their candidacy by the
College or School receiving the nomination. Colleges and Schools may nominate one
faculty member in each category. All nominations must be endorsed by the unit chair.
Nominations from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Communication
& Fine Arts, Education, and Engineering must be submitted to the appropriate College
Council for Graduate Studies and Research. Nominations from the Schools of Communication
Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Nursing, and Law must be submitted directly
to the Dean of the School. The Colleges and Schools will set their own internal deadlines
prior to final submission to the Vice Provost for Research by Friday, 31 January 2014.
After review within the College or School, the Dean's office will send a single nomination
from the College or School to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Office of the Vice Provost
for Research by Friday, 31 January 2014 (see Submission Process below), along with
a narrative statement detailing the nominee's achievements in Engaged Scholarship.
The Dean's office will notify all nominees about the results of the College or School
SUBMISSION PROCESS AND DEADLINES TO THE COLLEGE/SCHOOL
Departments/Divisions should send completed nomination packets via email to their
respective College/School using the Subject Line: 2014 AADRA Nominations. Each College/School
should upload packets onto the UM Drive as a single PDF file for each category using
the Subject Line: 2014 AADRA Nominations and submit to email@example.com, Office
of the Vice Provost for Research by Friday, 31 January 2014. Please check with your
College/School for internal deadlines. If you need assistance setting up your UM Drive,
please contact your LSP.
The nomination packet consists of the required cover sheet (last page of guidelines);
a CV with a complete list of publications, along with a maximum of three copies of
scholarly and/or creative activities, a narrative summary of achievements in creative
activity, research, or engaged scholarship; recommendation letters from the academic
unit and College or School; and at least three external letters from distinguished
referees or community partners in engaged scholarship. The nominee will provide names
of possible reviewers, which will be supplemented by the department chair. At the
College or School level, the Graduate Director will solicit the three external letters
of recommendations. Nominations of faculty who have won the award in the past should
stress the nominee's work since that award was won.
For the Engaged Scholarship Award, it is important that these materials demonstrate
how the faculty member has engaged in a collaborative and sustained manner with community
groups; has connected university outreach with community organizational goals; has
furthered mutual productive relationships between the university and the community;
and has generated products—such as peer-reviewed publications, peer-reviewed collaborative
reports, and external funding—that reflect excellence in engaged scholarship activities.
After review within the College or School, the Dean's office will submit a single
nomination in each category appropriate to that College or School to the Office of
the Vice Provost for Research, Administration 308, by Friday, 31 January 2014 along
with a letter detailing the nominee's achievements. The Dean's office will notify
all nominees about the results of the review.
2014 Katherine Lambert-Pennington
2013 Lynda M. Sagrestano
2012 Joy A. Clay
2011 No award given
2010 Michael D. Hagge
2009 Dorothy Norris-Tirrell
2008 Michael Schmidt
2007 Phyllis Betts and Richard Janikowski
2006 James P. Whelan
2005 Stanley E. Hyland