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Unity of Heart and Mind Award

Nominate someone for a Unity of Heart & Mind Award

The “Unity of Heart & Mind" Award is given to a student who is committed to unifying the joys of the heart with the intellectual and academic pursuits of the mind.  In the spirit of transformative, holistic education, this award recognizes a student who has actively engaged in the reflective process of vocational discernment to explore how to use their gifts and passions to address the world's needs.  The winner of this award will have demonstrated intentional involvement with their academic home (by establishing mentoring relationships, or pursuing activities such as undergraduate research), and committed to their personal development through engaging on campus and/ or in the community. 

 

Unity of Heart & Mind Award Criteria & Selection Process

 

Rubrics for Unity of Heart & Mind Award
  1 2 3 4 Additional Comments
1.  Demonstrates the academic habits necessary to engage in challenging intellectual work (at least 2.5 GPA, 30-90 credit hours).
No or very limited illustration or mention of having developed appropriate study habits; less than a 2.5 GPA, less than 30 credit hours. Moderate illustration of having developed appropriate study habits; 2.5-3.0 GPA, 30-90 credit hours. More extensive illustration of having developed study habits, with vivid examples; at least 3.0 GPA, 30-90 credit hours. Extensive illustration of having developed study habits, with vivid examples; at least 3.5 GPA, 30-90 credit hours.  
2.  Participation in class and extracurricular activities.
No or very limited illustration or mention of having participated in class or extracurricular activities; no involvement in on- or off-campus activities or organizations. Moderate illustration of having participated in class or extracurricular activities; involvement in 1-2 on-campus activity or organization. More extensive illustration of having participated in class or extracurricular activities, with vivid examples; involvement in 3 on-campus activities or organizations. Extensive illustration of having participated in class of extracurricular activities, with vivid examples; involvement in more than 3 on-campus activities or organizations.  
3.  Build relationships and develop support group with other students, mentors, staff, and faculty members. No or very limited illustration or mention of having developed relationships or support group. Moderate illustration of having developed relationships or support group, with one example. More extensive illustration of having developed relationships or support group, with multiple examples. Extensive illustration of having developed relationships or support group, with multiple examples.  
4.  Formulate an integrated curricular and cocurricular plan. No or very limited illustration or mention of having formulated an integrated curricular and co-curricular plan. Moderate illustration of having formulated an integrated curricular and co-curricular plan, with one example. More extensive illustration of having formulated an integrated curricular and co-curricular plan, with multiple examples. Extensive illustration of having formulated an integrated curricular and co-curricular plan, with multiple examples.  
5.  Illustrate knowledge and understanding of the mission and core values that form the Loyola identity. No or very limited illustration or mention of having developed knowledge and understanding of the Loyola mission and core values; no integration of mission and core values. Moderate illustration of having developed knowledge of the Loyola mission and core values, with example; limited integration of mission and core values. More extensive illustration of having developed knowledge and understanding of the Loyola mission and core values, with multiple examples; frequent integration of mission and core values. Extensive illustration of having developed knowledge and understanding of the Loyola mission and core values, with multiple examples; strong integration of mission and core values.  
6.  Supplemental Document:
One-page document (in resume format) that includes internships, volunteer work, activities, and relevant paid employment experiences that demonstrates your academic career and involvement to support recognition for this award.
Does not provide any supplemental document that supports their application. Provides one-page document that includes some non-relevant experiences and a limited amount of relevant experiences that supports their application. Provides one-page document that includes a number of relevant experiences that supports their application. Provides one-page document that highlights a variety of experiences that supports their application.  

 

Questions? Please contact ExcellenceAwards@luc.edu or 773-508-8840.

 

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