Faculty Funding

George D. Levy Faculty Award

Recognizing exemplary and sustained community-engaged learning 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-engaged learning 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 learning 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

Nominations for the 2021 award were due Monday, May 3.

Faculty may be self-nominated or nominated by colleagues, current or former students, or community partners.

All active faculty members whose community collaborations serve as models for outstanding community-engaged learning in higher education are eligible.

Nominations should be submitted online and include:

  • Nominator’s information, including name, title and contact information
  • Nominee’s information, if different from nominator’s
  • Nominee’s CV
  • Narrative description, including:
    • An explanation of how the nominee will use the award money to deepen, sustain or strengthen the community partnership
    • 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
  • Community Partner information, including:
    • Organization name
    • Primary contact
    • Email address
    • City, state and country
    • Website
    • How long the partnership has existed
  • Letters of support/collaboration from:
    • community partner(s) (if being nominated by someone other than a community partner)
    • student(s) (if being nominated by someone other than a student)

Recipients

2020

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of Labor Education Research and senior lecturer in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations

2019

Jeanne Moseley, director of the Global Health Program and senior lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences

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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