Vice Provost Awards for Excellence

At its best, outreach and engagement is the co-creation of problem-solving action that addresses the needs and priorities of a specific community, county, region, state, or beyond.

To celebrate outstanding outreach and engagement work involving OSU, the Vice Provost Awards of Excellence were created by Scott Reed, vice provost of University Outreach and Engagement, to encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture community vitality through reciprocal partnership.

To submit your nomination, upload you letter into the nomination webform

Exceptional works will be recognized this year with a plaque, a team award or an individual award of $1,000 (service and supplies index fund) and pubic recognition through a 5-minute Ignite-style presentation at the Outreach and Engagement Summit on April 17 in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Corvallis campus (travel stipends will be offered for those working outside Corvallis).

If in the past five years you have taken part in or know of a community outreach and engagement project that creates or nurtures community vitality and includes at least one of the following (the best projects likely will include more than one element), complete and submit the awards submission by February 20:

  1. PARTNERSHIP – prominently involves internal and/or external partner organization participants.

  2. CROSS-DISCIPLINARY – includes scholarship, teaching, or project work involving two or more academic disciplines or professional specializations.

  3. ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP – includes examples of engaged teaching, research, and/or academic publication.

  4. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING – offers experiences for students and other participants which expand and enhance understanding and self-awareness.

  5. INNOVATIVE DELIVERY OF KNOWLEDGE – involves innovation in pedagogy, use of technology, application of knowledge, or methods of communication.

  6. CO-CREATION – involves university resources working in conjunction with community stakeholders to create knowledge and action to address a community need.

  7. BROADER IMPACT – offers meaningful inclusion of broader impacts to benefit society (such as policy work, the effective communication of science, enhancing education infrastructure).

  8. LESSONS LEARNED – offers examples of advancing our learning through taking risks and evaluating setbacks and less than ideal outcomes, recalibrating and moving forward.

Additionally, we specifically hope to identify a worthy student outreach and engagement project to celebrate at the summit so students are definitely encouraged to submit their community outreach and engagement work.

Applications will be reviewed by the University Outreach and Engagement executive team and winners will be notified by March 15, 2017. 

To submit your nomination, upload you letter into the nomination webform

For questions about the Vice Provost Awards, please contact Jill Wells