University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

2018 SL Awards

Lynne Bond Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award

  • Suzy Comerford (Social Work / College of Education & Social Services)

Outstanding New Service-Learning Faculty Award

  • Thomas DeSisto (CDAE)
  • Jason Garbarino (Nursing)
  • Laura Webb (Geology)

Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning Award

  • Martha Friedman, Vermont Department of Health
  • Office of Student and Community Relations (UVM)

Outstanding Service-Learning Award for Students

  • Mackenzie Murray (Global Studies / Spanish)
  • Sabrina Smith (Environmental Studies)

CUPS Service-Learning Awards

Every year, CUPS recognizes outstanding faculty, students, and community partners for their work in creating rigorous and reciprocal community-engaged learning opportunities for students that benefit communities in Vermont and beyond.

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 Awards Given

Lynne Bond Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award & Outstanding New Service-Learning Faculty Award

Faculty are considered for these awards by nomination, and on the basis of the following:

  • Effective collaboration with community partners in development mutually beneficial projects or service
  • Successful integration of the experiential component so that it fulfills academic learning goals
  • Effective use of assignments that enable students to prepare for and learn from the experiential component (e.g. critical reflection)
  • Demonstrated commitment to service-learning pedagogy

Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning Award

Community Partners of service-learning courses or undergraduate community-based research projects are considered for this award by nomination, and on the basis of the following:

  • The community partner’s active and effective collaboration in the development, design, implementation and/or evaluation of the service-learning project(s) or activities. 
  • The opportunity for learning provided by the community partner to UVM students and faculty.
  • The community partner’s commitment to service-learning pedagogy.

Student Award for Outstanding Service-Learning

Students (undergraduate and graduate) are considered for this award by nomination and on the basis of the following potential attributes:

  • Achievement of excellence in connecting the service-learning experience to course learning goals, demonstrating enhancement of academic learning,
  • Demonstrated commitment to reciprocity with the community partner, evidenced by commitment to the quality of the service or deliverable, or through other means,
  • Demonstrated skill in critical reflection,
  • Completing work above & beyond course expectations and/or
  • Leadership in supporting critical reflection, reciprocity and/or academic learning in a service-learning course. 

Past Award Winners

Lynne Bond Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award

Amy Seidl, 2017
Kathy Fox, 2016
Alan Tinkler, 2016
Ernesto Mendez, 2015
Kimberly Wallin, 2015

Outstanding New Service-Learning Faculty Award

Rachel Montesano, 2017
Trish O'Kane, 2017
Zac Ispa-Landa, 2016
Cherie Morse, 2016
Sarah Heiss, 2015

Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award (pre-2014)

Lynne Bond (Lifetime Achievement Award), 2013
Tom Hudspeth (Lifetime Achievement Award), 2012
Luis Vivanco, 2012
Shelly Rayback, 2011
Janet Bossange (Lifetime Achievement Award), 2011
Mandar Dewoolkar, 2010
Julie Richards, 2009
Ann Greenan-Naumann, 2008
Matt Kolan, 2008
Nancy Hayden, 2007
Daniel Baker, 2006
Eileen Burgin, 2006
Walter Poleman, 2005

Community Partner Award

Jenn Fink, Champlain Valley Head Start / CVOEO, 2017
Jim Pease, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 2017
Dana Bishop and Marshall Webb, Shelburne Farms, 2016
Carey Hengstenberg, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 2015
Central Vermont Long-Term Recovery Committee, 2012
Otter Creek Engineering, 2011
South Burlington Planning and Zoning, 2010
St. Barnabas Anglican School in San Ignacio, Belize, 2009
Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, 2009
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, 2008
Recycle North, 2007
Williston Conservation Commission, 2007
Julie Graham, Chamberlin Elementary School, 2006
Linda Shaw, Copley Hospital, 2006
People in Partnership, 2005

 

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