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EPIC-N Awards

Last Updated: 6:26 PM CT 10/11/21

Every year, EPIC-N celebrates outstanding contributions by university programs and community partners through this award process.

The mission of EPIC-N is to unite universities and communities to improve quality of life. Every year, EPIC-N celebrates the outstanding university programs and the outstanding community partners propelling that mission.

Do you have a program you think is deserving of the title? Do you know a community leader who went above and beyond to make the student, faculty, and project experience great? Consider submitting a nomination using the information below.

Outstanding Program


Purpose

The purpose of this award is to honor programs that have successfully demonstrated a mutually beneficial and invested partnership between higher education and local governments. Award winners promote cooperation among education, community, government, and business leaders. They work on critical community issues and increase public awareness and support for higher education and local government partnerships.

Selection Process

Deadline

November 1, 2021

Who reviews nominations

To be announced shortly.

What the winner receives

To be announced shortly.

How the nomination process works

EPIC-N sends the call for nominations to all member campuses through the EPIC-N listserv and mailing list. Individual programs are encouraged to nominate their own program, or another program if they feel so inclined. The nomination form will be easy to complete (no more than 5-pages). The nomination should be completed as fully as possible describing work that occurred during the 2020-2021 academic calendar year. After the due date, the selection committee will systematically review the nominations. Once a decision is made, EPIC-N staff will provide notifications to all those who submitted an application.

Eligibility

For consideration, the nominated program should have:

(1) A submitted EPIC Model Certification, and

(2) A Program update in the last three months, and

(3) Projects from the 2020-2021 academic year updated in the EPIC-N Member Commons Project Library.

Expectations

By submitting an application, the program hereby consents to have the provided information and images displayed in videos, photographs, and any supplemental materials posted on the EPIC-N website and/or any additional marketing materials. Partners hereby authorize and consent to the sharing of this information with the selection committee. Partners understand that this information will be reviewed by authorized members of the selection committee in evaluating our project/program for this award.

The link to submit a nomination will be published shortly.



Outstanding Community Partner


Purpose

The purpose of this award is to honor a community or local government, or community members or local government practitioners, who have built and maintained successful community-university partnerships with their local EPIC-N program to achieve locally-defined public goals and advance the civic mission of the institution.

Selection Process

Deadline

November 1, 2020

Who reviews nominations

To be announced shortly.

What the winner receives

To be announced shortly.

How the nomination process works

EPIC-N sends the call for nominations to all member campuses through the EPIC-N listserv and mailing list. Individual programs are encouraged to nominate their own program, or another program if they feel so inclined. The nomination form will be easy to complete (no more than 5-pages). The nomination should be completed as fully as possible describing work that occurred during or prior to the 2020-2021 academic calendar year. After the due date, the selection committee will systematically review the nominations. Once a decision is made, EPIC-N staff will provide notifications to all those who submitted an application.

Eligibility

For consideration of the award, the nominated community/community leader should be:
(1) Affiliated with an EPIC-N member program, and
(2) Involved in the management of at least one EPIC-N project

Expectations

By submitting an application, the program hereby consents to have the provided information and images displayed in videos, photographs, and any supplemental materials posted on the EPIC-N website and/or any additional marketing materials. Partners hereby authorize and consent to the sharing of this information with the selection committee. Partners understand that this information will be reviewed by authorized members of the selection committee in evaluating our project/program for this award.

The link to submit a nomination will be published shortly.

Review the fields requested for last year’s nominations. This years’ forms may change slightly, but the information requested will be similar in nature.

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