Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Service Learning Award

The Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Service-Learning Award recognizes USC faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence in service-learning and are recognized for their leadership in academic service-learning coursework and their commitment to the local community. 

Eligibility: Faculty nominees can be full-time or temporary instructors in any program or department across the University of South Carolina campus system. The award will recognize outstanding accomplishments and general impact in any or all of the following areas:

  • Teaching: development and implementation of effective strategies for teaching that advance understanding for meaningful integration of the service experience with course content structure of the service experience, selection of community partners, and use of critical reflection.
  • Research or Creative Work: new knowledge or creative work is implemented that advances the understanding of gender justice in the nominee’s field of study and/or has the potential to improve the quality of life of individuals served by local nonprofits that have participated in service-learning projects.
  • Service/Outreach: activities that promote the professional and/or academic advancement of service-learning initiatives and projects. Exhibits ongoing commitments to the needs of community partners and has significantly impacted the needs of the local community.
Award Amount: $1,000. Awardees will be recognized at the Service Leadership Awards Ceremony and the Women's and Gender Studies Awards Ceremony.

The Women's and Gender Studies Awards Committee will evaluate nominations, select finalists, and recommend one award winner. Applications are due by March 1, 2023 at 5 pm. If you have questions, please contact Joshua Cauble at caublej@sc.edu.
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