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Community Outreach

Nova Southeastern University goes beyond its primary mission of providing school and university curricula by reaching out to the community with diverse community service and clinical programs, community-based research and resources.

NSU's Community Outcomes

  • NSU students, faculty and staff will provide community-based services to diverse populations.
  • NSU students, faculty and staff will engage in community-based clinical programs.
  • NSU students, faculty and staff will engage in community-based research.
  • NSU students, faculty and staff will provide resources and assistance to the community.

Excellence in Community Engagement Nominations

The 2017 application for excellence in community engagement awards is now available. Please review the information at the links below.

**Application Deadline – September 22, 2017
Applications will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by committee without all required documents. One (1) electronic copy of the application must be sent to npascucci@nova.edu, Institutional and Community Engagement. Winners will be notified by December 15, 2017. Good Luck!

2016 President’s Distinguished Professor in Community Engagement

The President’s Distinguished Professor in Community Engagement recognizes superior professional engagement activities within the community. The award encourages the ongoing pursuit of community service and exemplifies NSU’s "community" core value. Through this award, Nova Southeastern University proclaims its pride in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its faculty activities in the community. This award is conferred upon a faculty member who demonstrates significant contributions to the community and serves as a role model for ongoing community engagement for NSU students.  

The awardee will be provided:

• Faculty Club Membership for one year
• An honorarium of $500.00
• A personalized commemorative plaque
• Recognition at the University level and at 2018 EmployeeFest
• Authorization to use the title (academic year) President’s Distinguished Professor in Community Engagement

                Selection Information:

Candidates must be full-time faculty who meet selection criteria determined by the Office of Institutional and Community Engagement in collaboration with the Provost’s Office and must include demonstration of initiative, creativity and engagement within the community.

Community outreach and engagement activities must be on behalf of Nova Southeastern University and may be in the areas of community based research, community based clinical activities, community service, community events with students, and/or service learning.

Application Process:

Nominations may be made by colleagues, deans, administrators, staff or a faculty member may self-nominate. One (1) electronic copy of the application packet to npascucci@nova.edu, the application packet must include:

  • A one-page narrative summary providing compelling evidence of the nominee’s excellence in community engagement.
  • Evidence of excellence in community engagement demonstrated in narrative or portfolio format. Artifact examples may include: an annual report, newspaper clippings, certificate of appreciation, program evaluation, funding notification, photos, etc.
  • A minimum of two support letters from an NSU community affiliate and/or peer faculty members, the dean, and/or from students attesting to the faculty member’s community activities.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae

A university-wide committee of faculty peers will make their recommendation to the President for the awardee. The final decision will be made by the President. The term of the award is for one year.

Selection committee members:

  • Steven Hecht, Ph.D. Fischler College of Education
  • Nicole Cook, Ph.D. M.P.A College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Melissa Edrich, Ed.D. Assistant Professor & Director Speech Language

The Office of Institutional and Community Engagement must receive all supporting documentation on or before September 22, 2017.

Overview:

 The President’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement recognize superior professional engagement activities in the community.  The awards encourage the ongoing pursuit of community service and exemplify NSU’s “community” core value. Through these awards, Nova Southeastern University proclaims its pride in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its employees’ activities within the community.  These three awards are conferred upon one faculty member, one administrator, and one staff member who each demonstrate significant contributions to the community, while exemplifying all eight of NSU’s core values, and who serve as a role model for ongoing community engagement for NSU students.

 Award:

 Nominations for the President’s Excellence in Community Service Engagement may come from any NSU constituent and may include self-nominations.  Three university-wide awards will be recommended to the President by a selection committee comprised of peers at NSU in cooperation with the Office of Institutional and Community Engagement.  The term of this award is for one year.

 Each awardee will be provided:

• Faculty Club Membership for one year
• An honorarium of $500
• A personalized commemorative plaque
• Recognition at the University level and at 2018 EmployeeFest

 Eligibility Criteria:

Community outreach and engagement activities must be on behalf of Nova Southeastern University and may be in the areas of community-based research, community clinical activities, community service, community events with students, and/or in service learning.

 Faculty: Candidates must be full-time faculty who meet selection criteria determined by the Office of Institutional and Community Engagement in collaboration with the Provost’s Office. Criteria include demonstration of initiative, creativity, and engagement within the community.

 Staff: A nominee must be a full-time staff member at NSU.  He/she must provide outstanding evidence of community service or outreach to the community-at-large as well as outstanding performance of his/her job duties, as demonstrated by a commitment to all eight core values.

 Administrator: A nominee must be a full-time administrator or an administrative faculty with more than 51% time devoted to administrative duties.  He/she must have a masters or doctoral degree and provide outstanding evidence of community service or outreach to the community-at-large as well as outstanding commitment to NSU’s eight core values.

 Application Process:

 Nominations may be made by colleagues, deans, administrators, staff or a faculty member may self-nominate. One (1) electronic copy sent to npascucci@nova.edu,  The application packet must include:

 

  • Title Page: Name of nominee, college or unit, title and indication if the category is faculty, staff, or administrator.
  • A one-page narrative summary providing compelling evidence of the nominee’s excellence in community engagement.
  • Evidence of excellence in community engagement demonstrated in narrative or portfolio format. Artifact examples may include: an annual report, newspaper clippings, certificate of appreciation, program evaluation, funding notification, photos, etc.
  • A minimum of two support letters from an NSU community affiliate and/or peer faculty members, the dean, and/or from students attesting to the faculty member’s community activities.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae

The application must be submitted to the Office of Institutional and Community Engagement, attention Dr. Barbara Packer-Muti, Nova Southeastern University 331 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 on or before September 22, 2017.

Award Decision:

 The award decision recommendations will be made by committees comprised of NSU peers in cooperation with the Office of Institutional and Community Engagement. 

 The final decision will be made by Nova Southeastern University’s President on or before December 15, 2017.

 Committee Members:

Faculty Award

  • Steven Hecht, Ph.D. Fischler College of Education
  • Nicole Cook, Ph.D. M.P.A College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Melissa Edrich, Ed.D. Assistant Professor & Director Speech Language

Staff Award

  • Stephanie Petrosky, MHA, RDN, FAND, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sharon Sullivan, M.M.H.S Office of Advancement and Community Relations
  • Angela Yehl, Psy.D. College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Administrator/Professional Award

  • Kim Durham, Psy.D. College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Erica Friedland, Ed.D. Chair Associate Professor College of Health Care Sciences
  • Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. VP for Advancement and Community Relations

Faculty Award

  • Steven Hecht, Ph.D. Fischler College of Education
  • Nicole Cook, Ph.D. M.P.A College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Melissa Edrich, Ed.D. Assistant Professor & Director Speech Language

Staff Award

  • Stephanie Petrosky, MHA, RDN, FAND, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sharon Sullivan, M.M.H.S Office of Advancement and Community Relations
  • Angela Yehl, Psy.D. College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Administrator/Professional Award

  • Kim Durham, Psy.D. College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Erica Friedland, Ed.D. Chair Associate Professor College of Health Care Sciences
  • Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. VP for Advancement and Community Relations

 

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