Public Service

The University College Public Service department supports faculty and staff with the planning and funding of university projects. Public Service (as defined by the committee) is the term used to encompass the activities using the professional expertise of the university faculty which provides service to the community, region, state, or nation, within the bounds of the university mission as executed by its departments. These activities are commonly included under the headings of extension, continuing education, community service, adult education, and consultation.

The Public Service Committee is appointed by the President and is composed of two faculty members from each undergraduate college and two undergraduate students. The Dean of MTSU's University College serves as an ex-officio member.

View Public Service Committee Members

Public Service Grants

All full-time faculty are eligible to apply. Professional staff may apply only with a faculty member. These grants support projects and activities that enhance the University's public service mission. The committee is responsible for the review of all applications and determining the allocation of the public service grant funds.

Application and Instructions for Public Service Grants

Public Service Awards

The Public Service Committee reviews nominations each year of faculty and staff who have performed outstanding public service for the University. The MTSU Foundation funds three Outstanding Public Service Awards in the amount of $3000.00 each, two for faculty and one for staff. These awards are one way that faculty and staff are recognized and rewarded for their public service efforts. Nominations are due the end of February each year.

Dates to Remember for Public Service Awards

  • March 15, 2024 - Last day to submit a nomination for public service award
  • April 12, 2024 - Nominee application packets due
  • April 16 – May 3, 2024 - Committee to review application packet
  • August 2024 - Awards presented during University Fall Faculty Meeting

Guidelines and Nomination Ballot

Public Service Award Past Recipients

Please contact the Public Service office at (615) 898-5542 or for information and questions.