In the spirit of Dan’s community-oriented, place-based, and cross-disciplinary approach, the goals of this award are to:
- encourage UVM students to employ their academic perspectives and creative skills in creation of publicly-engaged creative and scholarly projects that cross boundaries between campus and community;
- encourage and support student and faculty interaction with members of underrepresented social communities strive to connect in an effort to expand awareness of the character and perspectives concerns of of those groups.; and
- encourage innovative thinking in the creation of an exhibition, performance, or other public presentation where the results of the study can be shared, both in the communities where the projects occurred and in outside venues as well.
The maximum amount of the award is $2,000.