Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship
The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship recognizes committed students who, individually or as a group, have significantly contributed to their communities through innovative public scholarship and community engagement.
Syracuse University embraces this commitment to promote positive change that simultaneously advances knowledge and meets real-world needs. The CAPES Award furthers that objective. First presented in 1992, the award grew out of an interest among students working with SU Students for United Way to honor fellow students for their contributions to the community.
This award acknowledges individual students, groups of students, residence halls, residence floors, student organizations and innovative academic projects and classes that invest in and contribute to making the community a better place. All faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate individual students and groups (see No. 3 under nominating procedures for an exception).
CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION
Nominations should demonstrate student commitment to promote public engagement and scholarship that enhances learning and helps to meet real-world needs. Please provide examples of: leadership, especially those who have motivated others; innovative scholarship and community engagement and
impact on student learning; and the importance or impact the student’s work has had for the particular agency, program and clients, as well as for the student.
1. Nominations must be limited to no more than two typed double-spaced pages and are found in the Chancellor’s office, Deans’ offices and the Shaw Center. Nominations may also be submitted online at http://shawcenter.syr.edu/what-we-do/awards/capes-form/. Please label each page with the nominee’s
name. Photographs may be included with the nomination form. No additional information or attachments will be accepted. Submit this form to Chair, CAPES Awards Committee, c/o the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, 237 Schine Student Center by Monday, March 9. If you have any questions, please call 315-443-3051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards program is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium at 5:30 p.m., with a reception immediately following.
2. Briefly describe the activities involved in this nomination (your own, if this is a self-nomination; or those of the individual(s) you are nominating). Include in this statement the reasons why the nominee’s activities are worthy of special recognition, including examples of leadership, motivating others, innovative scholarship and/or community engagement, and the importance or impact this has had on the agency, program, clients and student.
3. Nominations for students in programs outside the Syracuse/Onondaga County area must be made by SU faculty or staff who administer the program in which the nominee participates.
Contact: Leslie Cortese
Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public & Community Engagement