Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award

We are pleased to announce the Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award. The annual award recognizes Faculty-Community Partnership Projects. One award of $2,500 is given to a faculty member and another $2,500 is given to the community partner who has worked with the faculty member. The purpose is to develop or enhance work with an existing community partner. Junior and senior faculty along with senior lecturers and associated faculty from any of Penn’s 12 schools are eligible for nomination. Please see below for the complete description and process of nomination. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this award, please direct them to Tia Yang, ABCS coordinator, at tiayang@sas.upenn.edu

—Dennis DeTurck, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor;
Professor of Mathematics, SAS;
Faculty Fellow of Riepe College House;
Netter Center Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chair

—John Gearhart, James W. Effron University Professor and
Emeritus Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine;
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Animal Biology, PSOM and School of Veterinary Medicine;
Netter Center Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chair

—John Jackson Jr., Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice; Richard Perry University Professor of Communication,
Africana Studies, and Anthropology;
Netter Center Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chair

—Terri H. Lipman, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement;
Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition;
Professor of Nursing of Children, SON;
Netter Center Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chair

—Loretta Flanagan-Cato, Associate Professor of Psychology, SAS;
Co-director, Biological Basis of Behavior Program;
Netter Center Faculty Fellow

—Carol Muller, Professor of Music, SAS;
Faculty Director, Urban Arts, Culture, Humanities, and Community Engagement;
Chair of the Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award Nomination Process

—Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President;
Founding Director, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships

 

Award Nomination Process

Deadline: April 12

The award recognizes Faculty-Community Partnership Projects. One award will be made annually for $2,500 to a faculty member and another $2,500 to the community partner to develop and advance an existing partnership.

Criteria for Selection

(1) Must be a faculty member whose work is affiliated with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships i.e., engaged with Academically Based Community Service (ABCS), Problem Solving Learning (PSL) or Participatory Action Research (PAR) style pedagogy and/or research.
(2) Can be assistant, associate, or full professor, senior lecturer, or associated faculty.
(3) Must demonstrate record of sustainable engagement.

Process of Nomination

(1) Nominators should submit a completed packet (as outlined below) by April 12 of the given academic year to the ABCS coordinator at the Netter Center, who will submit applications to the faculty awards committee.
(2) The faculty committee will submit their recommendations by April 20 to Netter Center Director Ira Harkavy, who will make the final selection by April 27.

Nomination Packet

(1) Cover sheet including: Name, title, department, school, mailing address; 100-word abstract describing the partnership, its impacts and its potential for sustainability.
(2) Two letters of support (at least one must be from the community partner).
(3) A two-page CV that highlights community engagement work of the nominee.
(4) 800-word document detailing the following items

  • Significance of Engagement with the Community
    • A description of the project; outline the pedagogical practices, the nature of the partnership, and where relevant, the scholarly presentations and/or publications that have come out of or may develop from this work.
  • Impact of the Project
    • Outline the community and academic impacts of the project, including impacts on Penn.
  • Sustainability
    • What are future plans for further engagement with this project, or for new related projects? What are the community partners’ expectations of further engagement, and how are these being addressed by the faculty member?