Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship

Nature of the Program

The Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship honors Binghamton University faculty who have demonstrated through their scholarship an exemplary commitment to community engagement that helps to create meaningful change through community-engaged research or creative activity. Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

Criteria used in selection

Accomplishments worthy of recognition for this honor include, but are not limited to:

  • Research or creative activity that demonstrates a collaborative process between the faculty member and community partner (local, regional/state, national, global) that is mutually beneficial, reciprocal and sustainable
  • Research or creative activity that facilitates positive change and/or has significant impact on societal problems or issues informed by active engagement with community partners
  • Research or creative activity that results in peer-reviewed publications; reports to local, national or international agencies; or formal presentations that advance general knowledge or improve practices within community engagement
  • Research or creative activity about community engagement within the curriculum


Full-time, tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty from across the disciplines are eligible for the award. Candidates must have completed three academic years of full-time service at Binghamton University. Individuals serving in part-time or visiting capacities are ineligible for the award. Faculty, students and staff are all encouraged to nominate award candidates. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Nomination checklist


  • Nomination letter, maximum two pages, speaking to selection criteria
  • Statement from nominee (if not a self-nomination) of 300-500 words
  • Curriculum vitae of nominee


  • Up to three letters of support from administrators, colleagues, students, community partners
  • Additional support materials such as publications, technical reports, presentations, news or community partner feedback


Completed nomination packets must be submitted electronically by the dean's office of the nominee's school/college to the Center for Learning and Teaching at no later than Friday, March 15, 2024. Questions should be directed to Barry Brenton, Center for Civic Engagement faculty engagement associate, at

Selection committee

A selection committee of Binghamton University faculty, staff from the Center for Civic Engagement, and possibly community members, will review nominations and make one recommendation to the provost.