The Center for Internships & Community Engagement invites partner organizations,
students, and CSUF personnel to nominate candidates for the Community Engagement
Awards. With these honors, we are proud to recognize the outstanding examples of
leadership, service, and partnership that strengthen the many bonds of engagement
that the university shares with the community. It is such partnerships in support
of experiential learning that earned Cal State Fullerton a spot on The President’s
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since 2006-07, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Community Engagement Classification for both Curricular Engagement
and Outreach & Partnerships for 2008-14.
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Nominations are accepted from partner organizations,
students, or CSUF personnel; self-nominations are acceptable. For deadlines and application forms contact the CICE office at (657) 278-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR FACULTY and STAFF
Extraordinary Internship Coordinator
1) Extent of ongoing guidance provided. Describe at least 2 examples of how the
nominee has provided guidance to students throughout the internship experience.
(Nominations from students listing only 1 example will be accepted.) 2) New opportunities
for students. Describe 1 to 3 examples of the nominee’s initiative in developing
new opportunities for students.
Outstanding Service-Learning Instructor
1) Development of Service-Learning courses. Describe how the nominee has conducted
a well-structured service-learning course experience by preparing and monitoring
students and integrating their service into the curriculum. 2) Integration of Service-Learning.
Describe at least 2 activities utilized by this instructor that connected students’
service experiences to the course curriculum, and evidence indicating positive impact
on students of service-learning assignment(s).
FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Most Committed Partner
1) Dedication and fulfillment of responsibilities. Describe how the nominee has
contributed time, effort and/or resources to participate in CICE programs and fulfill
its responsibilities as a host site. 2) Support of CSUF staff, faculty and/or students.
Describe how the nominee has supported CSUF staff, faculty and/or students, and
provide 2 or 3 examples.
Stellar Support of Students
1) Guidance/mentoring provided to students. Describe at least 2 examples of how
the nominee has guided and/or mentored students and how this goes beyond the nominee’s
duties as a host site. 2) New opportunities for students. Describe at least 2 examples
of the nominee’s initiative to introduce students to new personal and professional
Community Engagement Medal
The CE Medal is worn at Commencement to recognize and honor graduating seniors who
pursued experiential education opportunities during their academic studies at CSUF
through academic internships or service-learning volunteer work. To be eligible,
students must be able to demonstrate that they have met certain criteria (request
application form for details). The information provided will be verified through
CICE’s placement system.
Extraordinary Acts of Service Award
This award recognizes a student who has performed exceptional act(s) of course-related service.
This award recognizes students who have shown commitment above and beyond their
duties to accomplish project(s) that result in tangible benefit for a community
partner organization. To be eligible, students must be able to demonstrate that they have met certain
criteria (request application form for details). The information provided will be
verified through CICE’s placement system.
Outstanding Student Leader Award
This award recognizes a service-learning student who has demonstrated exceptional
leadership in course-related service to the community. Candidates are students who have shown creativity
and initiative and have taken risks to complete tasks that advance goals of the
organization or agency where the service-learning takes place or have made valuable
contributions that positively impact their colleagues, the organization, or the
Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Chapter Award
This $1,000 award was established by the Nonprofit Professionals Chapter of the Alumni Association and is open to continuing or graduating CSUF students who intend to seek
a career in the nonprofit sector and who have completed one of the following: 1)
Work experience or an internship in the nonprofit sector, 2) the "Public Service and
Nonprofit Organization Leadership" Certificate (Student Leadership Institute, TSU-235),
or 3) CSUF Service-Learning coursework (Center for Internship & Community
Engagement, LH-206). Preferential consideration will be given to students that have
completed a mentorship with a Chapter member.