Since the inception of CPS in 2006, both the Center and its dedicated staff have received numerous awards in recognition of their role as innovators and leaders in the field of engaged academics.
U.S. News and World Report, the online periodical that publishes annual rankings of universities and colleges from around the world, released their list of schools in the United States with the best service-learning programs. U.S. News publishes an annual list of schools with outstanding examples of academic programs that are believed to lead to student success. In service-learning programs, volunteering in the community is an instructional strategy - and a requirement of a student's coursework. The service relates to what happens in class and vice versa.
Launched in 2006 by the Corporation for National and Community Service, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs and is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the corporation, through its Learn and Serve America program, and the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S.A. Freedom Corps, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Some facts about the President's Honor Roll and Tulane:
Our awards by year:
Washington Monthly annually ranks colleges and universities based on several factors including service. Tulane University has been heralded on the list since 2010 for its service programs:
Offering more than 140 courses that have what the school calls "service-learning components," its claim to be the only "highly research-intensive school in the country that included public service as a graduation requirement," in addition to its strong participation in the Peace Corps and ROTC, make Tulane University the 19th most service-minded school in the country. Founded in 1834, the school has grown to hold more than 11,000 students, approximately 7,000 of who are undergraduates. The school offers an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, but admits only about a quarter of applicants.
Through the Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards, TWC recognizes institutions that are achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement though sustained and mutually transformative partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global. As a group, the selected institutions serve as examples of the ways that colleges and universities strengthen and contribute to their communities while enriching student learning.
In December 2008, the Carnegie Foundation named Tulane University as one of the 119 schools awarded the Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. This classification identifies Tulane University as an institution of higher education "where teaching, learning, and scholarship engage faculty, students, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration." Tulane was also lauded for its "collaborative interactions with community and related scholarship for the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration, and application of knowledge, information, and resources."
Awarded by City Business, Tulane University's Center for Public Service - Despite a flow of large businesses out of the area over the past several years, many new — and creative— companies have established roots in New Orleans. New Orleans CityBusiness recognized 50 of those businesses in its 2008 Innovator of the Year program for their innovative products and services based on their forward thinking. Criteria such as key innovation, years on the marketplace,2007 sales and client base were considered in the selection process. Congratulations to the 50 honorees of CityBusiness' Innovator of the Year 2008 program.
This award recognizes an outstanding K-12 or higher education institution that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to experiential education in their classrooms or on their campuses.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 - Some photos courtesy of the Peace Corps - firstname.lastname@example.org