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Faculty Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship

About the Award 

Offered by the Division of Academic Affairs, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship recognizes and celebrates a faculty member's extraordinary contributions to Loyola's students, community partners, and institutional mission through sustained involvement and excellence in one or more types of community-engaged scholarship. The award is given to one faculty member at the Maryland Day Celebration each spring. Awardee receives a plaque and $500 and designates a community partner to be given $500. Awardees may receive the award only once. 

What is Engaged Scholarship?

Community-engaged scholarship at Loyola University Maryland is ideally a product of reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships between the university’s knowledge centers—the faculty, students, curriculum, classrooms, and library—and community agencies, persons, and other resources. By advancing social justice, engaged citizenship, transformative learning, and disciplinary knowledge, such partnerships are an example of Loyola’s Jesuit mission in action. 

Characteristics of Engaged Scholarship at Loyola

  • Often combines the traditional work of research, teaching, and service
  • Can take the form of “traditional,” peer-reviewed scholarship
  • Frequently interdisciplinary and collaborative
  • Places a special priority on under-resourced communities in the Baltimore area

Nomination Deadline

February 1