Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award

The University Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award is given annually to two current faculty members who excel in utilizing service-learning pedagogy to deepen student learning and to build university-community partnerships that address community-identified needs. 

Applications are due April 1, 2019.

Apply online here.


All current VCU faculty instructors, including adjunct instructors, who have completed at least one semester of teaching a Banner-designated VCU service-learning course are eligible to apply for this award. Service-learning class instructors with faculty appointments less than 100 percent FTE are eligible to apply.

Review Criteria

Applicants will be reviewed within the following categories of excellence: innovative integrative teaching practices, student reflection and learning, and partnership development.

Recognition of Winners

Winners of the University Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award will be recognized in a variety of ways, including: A $500 stipend, an engraved plaque, a letter of recognition sent to the winner’s dean and department chair, a university website story recognizing each winner’s accomplishments, and a recognition reception held on campus at the end of the spring semester.

Submission Guidelines

Service-learning faculty instructors are encouraged to self-nominate for this award. A full description of the submission guidelines, including a complete list of the application questions, is available for download as a one-page PDF document: Faculty Award Submission Guidelines (PDF)

Apply online here.


Contact the VCU Service-Learning Office at (804) 827-8215 or servelearn@vcu.edu.