Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement

All faculty members, instructors, academic professionals, graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated significant individual contributions to the world, nation, state or community through distinguished university public engagement are eligible for the CAEPE Award. University public engagement is defined as organized and sustained activity that applies the expertise of a faculty, academic professional or student beyond the campus and into local, state, national or international public arenas. For purposes of these awards, distinguished public engagement is sustained (a minimum of two year for students, and three years while at the University of Illinois for all others) and direct extension of an individual’s disciplinary or technical expertise to the public and non-profit sector. Engagement or service resulting in monetary gain (private consulting) is not considered public service, nor is service that is performed as a private citizen (membership in local service clubs, for example) or as an elected public official. The candidate’s public engagement activities while employed elsewhere will be considered; however, the extent of engagement (minimum of three years) with the public while a faculty or academic professional at Illinois will be the most significant factor in the evaluation.

DOWNLOAD CAEPE Program announcement and guidelines PDF
February 24, 2016 CAEPE nomination letters due
March 9, 2016 CAEPE winners notified
April 26, 2016 CAEPE Award Ceremony at I-Hotel


Congratulations to the 2014-2015 recipients of the Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement!

Faculty and Administrative Professional Awards
Mark Taylor, Department of Architecture
Jerrod Henderson, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Rachel Storm, Women's Resource Center

Student Awards
Noah Lenstra, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Vivian Carla A Felicio, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Team Award
Psychological Services Center (PSC) Advocacy Project

List of Past Public Engagement Award Recipients