ASUN service-learning faculty award

Each year, this award recognizes one instructor who has demonstrated exemplary integration of academic service-learning in their courses. The award winner will be honored at the Honor the Best ceremony in May with a plaque and award check of $500, less applicable taxes.


To qualify for the award, the nominee:

  • Must be an academic or administrative faculty, LOA, or contingent faculty on appointment with the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Must have taught a designated service-learning course.

A nominee must demonstrate:

  • Exemplary, and often innovative, integration of academic service-learning in their courses.
  • Demonstrated an awareness of the community partner’s needs and was able to balance service-learning activities with course and student objectives.
  • Used critical reflection to help students process and learn from their service-learning experiences.
  • Designed an academically relevant service-learning experience for students to gain:
    • Further understanding of course content
    • A broader appreciation of the discipline/s
    • An enhanced understanding of civic engagement

Nomination guidelines

A completed nomination form must be submitted by March 5, which includes a summary of how the nominee’s work qualifies them for nomination based on the above qualifications.

Student Nominator Form

Faculty/Staff Nominator Form

Do you know an outstanding service-learning instructor?

Nominate them using the form below.

Past recipients

  • 2021 – Christopher L. von Nagy, Ph.D. – Head, Shared History
  • 2020 Jenna Dewar, M.S., C.F.L.E. – Senior Lecturer, Human Development and Family Studies