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

Nature of the Program

The Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Teaching honors Binghamton University faculty who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to community engagement that helps to create meaningful change through their teaching. Community-engaged teaching involves faculty, students and community (local, regional/state, national, global) in a 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:

  • Implementing innovative and creative pedagogies for teaching community-engaged courses
  • Integrating community-engaged student learning outcomes into course design and delivery
  • Demonstrating a mutually beneficial and collaborative process that establishes meaningful, reciprocal and sustainable community partnerships (local, regional/state, national, global)
  • Building community capacity through course partnerships


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 teaching 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
  • Curriculum vitae of nominee
  • Three letters of support from administrators, colleagues, students, community partners
  • Sample syllabi
  • Additional support materials such as assessment data, project information, news, community partner feedback


Completed nomination packets must be submitted electronically by the nominator 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 and staff from the Center for Civic Engagement will review nominations and make one recommendation to the provost.