Dr. Robin Bachin Receives Award for Engaged Work

July 16, 2014 —

Robin Bachin, UM’s assistant provost for Civic and Community Engagement and the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History, has received the 2013 Community Engagement Educator Award from Florida Campus Compact.
“It is an incredible honor to receive this award. Our efforts to promote civic engagement across UM have been met with tremendous enthusiasm from students and faculty alike,” said Bachin, who was recognized November 7 at the Florida Campus Compact Annual Awards Gala in Boca Raton. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to make UM one of the most dynamic and engaged universities in the nation by preparing students to become active and engaged global citizens.”

The award honors the educator who made the most outstanding contribution toward the institutionalization of community engagement in higher education. The recipient must demonstrate extraordinary accomplishment in promoting community-based learning activities on campus; expanding awareness of engaged pedagogy and scholarship among faculty and administrators; creating mechanisms to sustain student involvement in community-based learning; and fostering community involvement and participation in university projects and programs.

In overseeing UM’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Bachin works to enhance University and community collaboration by engaging the University’s academic resources in the enrichment of civic and community life in local, national, and global communities.
“Dr. Bachin’s effective, persistent, and visionary leadership has generated fresh and compelling initiatives in the broad area of community and civic engagement and has created new and exciting educational opportunities for both students and faculty,” said William Green, UM’s senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education. “Her work reflects and advances the University’s deep and ongoing commitment to the South Florida community. Her recognition from the Florida Campus Compact is richly deserved.”

Florida Campus Compact, the state affiliate of Campus Compact, is a national membership organization comprised of 53 college and university presidents in Florida and more than 1,100 nationally who are committed to helping students develop the values and skills of active citizenship through participation in public and community service.

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