The Saltmarsh Award is given in recognition of exemplary early-career leaders who are advancing the wider civic engagement movement through higher education to build a broader public culture of democracy.
In an effort to recognize, support, and encourage the next generation of leaders in the civic engagement movement, the American Democracy Project established in 2011 a national award, the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement. The award was
named in John Saltmarsh’s honor to recognize a long-standing passion of his: nurturing and preparing the next generation of civic leaders to sustain and advance the civic engagement movement and to promote the importance of campus-community collaboration.
John Saltmarsh is the Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development. He is the editor, with Matthew Hartley, of the edited volume, To Serve a Larger Purpose: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (Temple, 2011). He is the author, with Edward Zlotkowski, of Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (Temple, 2011).
The Saltmarsh Award is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner at the Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting in June. The award recipient will be asked to be an advisor to ADP’s executive director, have ex-officio
seat on the ADP Steering Committee, and meet quarterly with the executive director and John Saltmarsh.
Nominations Due April 30, 2021