Faculty Award

Each year, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes a faculty member for excellence in community engaged activities.


2016-17 Faculty Award Recipient

Jodi Jinks was recognized for her Arts Aloud – OSU program, in which she works with inmates
in a correctional facility to tell their stories through “devised theatre” and create a performance.

Learn more about Jodi’s community engaged activities.


Past Awardees

2015-2016: Lindsay Smith, English
2014-2015: Rebecca Damron, English

Community Engagement Award Guidelines

The nomination of candidates for the Award of Community Engagement for Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences shall originate from any faculty member within the College on the campus of Oklahoma State University. The award shall consist of a cash amount and a plaque which will be presented by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Chair of the Arts and Sciences Faculty Council (ASFC), or representatives thereof at the fall meeting of the College (Fall Convocation) in September.

A Screening Committee will be composed of the scholarship committee of the Arts and Sciences Faculty Council.


One plaque and a cash award shall be presented at the Arts and Sciences Fall Convocation. The award is to recognize excellence in community engaged activities that, in line with guidelines of the Carnegie Foundation, “reflect collaboration between institutions of higher and their larger communities (local, regional/sate, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” Learn more by visiting the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


The nominee shall be a full-time faculty member of any rank in a Department or Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Individuals or groups are eligible for consideration.


  • A nomination letter for the nominee(s) from a faculty member.
  • A resume of the total activities performed during employment at OSU by the nominee.
  • A two-page summary of accomplishments of the nominee involving community engaged work at OSU. The candidates are encouraged to describe major highlights of their accomplishments.
  • A recommendation letter from a community stakeholder. The letter must address community and scholarly collaboration.

Nominations are due March 10th and applications due on April 7th. For more information, contact Lucero “Chelo” Tenorio.

 Click Here for a PDF version of these guidelines.