Academic Engagement Awards
The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers two Academic Engagement Awards: Best Practices in Service-Learning Award and Scholarship of Engagement Award.
Best Practices in Service-Learning
Each year, this award will recognize up to three (3) UNG faculty and/or teaching staff members who have demonstrated exemplary, and often innovative, integration of academic service-learning in their courses. With purposeful use of critical reflection, these faculty and/or staff members and their students meet identified community needs through an academically relevant service-learning experience to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility. All full-time faculty members (including non-tenure-track faculty members) and teaching staff members from any of UNG’s campuses are eligible to apply for this award.
For more information about the application process please visit the Awards Application Page.
Scholarship of Engagement
Each year, this award will recognize up to three (3) faculty and/or teaching staff members who exemplify the scholarship of engagement, and demonstrate through their work that higher education can represent promise for the advancement of both intellectual and civic life. The awardees’ work represents an integrated view of the faculty role in which teaching, research, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by the faculty and/or staff members’ expertise, is of benefit to and respectful of the external community, and reflects UNG’s mission. All full-time faculty members (including non-tenure-track faculty members) and teaching staff members from any of UNG’s campuses are eligible to apply for this award.For more information about the application process please visit the Awards Application Page.
Best Practices in Service Learning
Dahlonega: William Balco, History-Anthropology-Philosophy (2015)
Oconee: Randy Parish, Political Science & International Affairs (2015)
Scholarship of Engagement Award
Dahlonega: Sarah Widincamp, Teacher Education (2015)
Gainesville: Gina Reed, Mathematics (2015)