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Nominations will be judged on the following selection criteria:

  • Student Leadership
    • Are students able to work independently, with support from faculty and staff? Are their ideas and contributions valued in the project design? Do they carry out a significant portion of the work?
  • University Support
    • Has the university demonstrated commitment to promoting active citizenship and civic engagement? Has the university supported this program, either financially, in kind, or through policy and recognition of its value?
  • Community Partnership and Involvement
    • Do the university program coordinators consult the community in program design? Do the aims of the program meet community needs? Are community members able to contribute to the program?
  • Demonstrated Positive Impact on the Community

    • To what extent has this program positively affected the community? How many community members have benefited, and to what degree?
  • Demonstrated Positive Impact on the Participating Students

    • Has this program contributed to building civic values and skills for students? Has the program impacted students’ choices about career path or future involvement in community outreach activities?
  • Sustainability
    • How will the program find the needed resources to continue running into the future? What policies or mechanisms support the ongoing success of the program? Are communities engaged in sustaining the program for the long-term?

In addition to these six criteria, the MacJannet Prize will seek geographic diversity by recognizing programs operating in various regions contexts around the world.