Outstanding Community Service Award

Description

The Kent State EHHS Community Service Award recognizes outstanding community service contributions made by faculty or administrative staff to the Kent State University community and/or local not-for-profit community organization, neighborhood group or association. Relevant activities include “leading the charge” in order to initiate a community project or University initiative, serving as an inspiration to others through continued commitment with the University or general community and/or providing a positive impact on individuals through service to the local nonprofit or University project. The charitable activities or service listed on the application cannot be part of the nominee’s job description or duties.

Eligibility

All current full-time KSU EHHS faculty and administrative staff. An individual can only receive the award once. A substantial portion of the community service activities will have occurred while in service at Kent State University. Applicants may self-nominate for this award.

Nomination Procedure

The nominator should:

  1. Ensure nominee’s eligibility.
  2. Complete Nomination Form (PDF)
  3. Include a 1-page (maximum) summary highlighting nominee’s service to the community and the impacts of this work.
  4. Provide 2 letters of support for the nominee. Letters of support should emphasize the nature and scope of the nominee’s community service.
  5. Include the nominee’s vita or resume emphasizing the nominee’s community service.

The committee’s decision on award recipients will be made on the basis of the above materials only.

Rubric for Award:

Criterion

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Far Exceeds Expectations

Clarity

Community service contributions are described

Community Service contributions are clearly described

Community Service contributions are clearly described and illustrated by multiple concrete examples

Originality

Community Service contributions involve slight modification to an existing partnership/service

Community Service contributions involve robust modifications of an existing partnership/service

Community Service contributions are entirely original and represent a new partnership/service opportunity

Effort

Nominee’s Community Service contributions largely fall within his/her job description

Nominee has devoted some time and resources to the Community Service activities

Nominee clearly devoted significant time and resources to the Community Service activities

KSU Impact

Community Service contributions will have minor impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs.

Community Service contributions will have impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs

Community Service contributions will have LASTING impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs

Community Impact

Community Service contributions will have minor impacts on the local/Community community beyond KSU

Community Service contributions will have impacts on the local/Community community beyond KSU

Community Service contributions will have LASTING impacts on the local/Community community beyond KSU

Student Involvement

Community service is primarily done by the nominated faculty member

Community Service is conducted by both KSU students and faculty member for one community service event/engagement.

Community Service is conducted by both KSU students and faculty member for multiple community service event/engagements.