The purpose of this award is to recognize the involvement of faculty members in outstanding service to the community. The award is given to those who demonstrate service to the community and encourages faculty and students to provide leadership and service that fosters community growth. Faculty members can be nominated on any one or more of the following criteria.
- Has inspired teachers and students to more actively perform community service.
- Has developed or originated new service projects, including interdisciplinary projects that identify and help alleviate community health problems.
- Has devised or demonstrated a new, original or pioneering community service model that has been emulated or proved successful over time.
- Has shown leadership in demonstrating professional nursing’s cultural competence and commitment to community service.
- Has demonstrated effective use of political and networking skills to promote implementation of effective community health policy.
- Has demonstrated, in a scholarly manner, the importance and effectiveness of professional nursing service to the community.
The award is open to all nursing faculty who teach at Avila University, Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University or William Jewell College and includes a $1,000 honorarium. The nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or the appropriate committee should nominate the recipient of the award. Faculty members will be eligible for the award once every two years.
Nomination materials must be submitted to the nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or appropriate committee by November 1. The nursing program administrator or nursing dean must forward their recommendation to The Research Foundation by January 1.
- Completed Outstanding Community Service Award Nomination Form. Download the Outstanding Community Service Award Nomination Form (PDF).
- A short essay from nominee that describes how they meet the criteria named above. The essay should not exceed more than one typed page.
- Appropriate supporting documentation (presentations and/or publications related to nursing’s community service; state, regional, national or international recognition for community service; grant awards in support of community service; successful applications of technology to community service and service learning; design and implementation of outcome or evaluation/assessment research about community service programs or successful implementation of programs or policies that have alleviated community health problems and have been completed in the last three years).
- Curriculum vitae (CV).
- Letter of support from a peer.
All of these materials must be submitted to a nursing program administrator. Nursing program administrators will submit application materials in the form below.
Please note all applications must be submitted by the nursing program administrator. Nomination materials must be submitted to the nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or appropriate committee by November 1. The nursing program administrator or nursing dean must submit the nomination to The Research Foundation by January 1. The system requires that you submit all information at the same time.