International Educator of the Year Award 2005

Published: September 9th, 2005

Category: Memos

Dennis C. Jett, Dean of the International Center and Director of the Transnational and Global Studies Center

Each college is asked to submit nominations for the International Educator of the Year Award by October 31, 2005. Initiated last year by the International Center, the award was created to recognize outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members. This year there will be two awards-one for untenured or newly tenured faculty and one for senior faculty. The winner of each award will receive $5000.

A university-wide committee will judge the candidates for the award. Each college is asked is to nominate one candidate for each of the two awards, with the exception of IFAS, CLAS and Medicine, which may nominate two for both awards because of the size of those colleges. Each college is free to develop their own review process, but nominations should be made by department chairs and endorsed by the dean. The nomination package should consist of a memo of no more than three pages describing the international accomplishments of the faculty member.

Consideration will be given to the following factors: The extent to which the faculty member’s research made a significant contribution to his/her discipline and how that work involved international activities.

The extent to which the faculty member’s teaching increased student awareness of international issues and involved them in study or research activities abroad. Also the extent to which courses with international content were developed and how that affected the curriculum.

The extent to which the international activities raised UF’s profile as a major research university and the benefits derived from them including the number and way people were affected should both be described.

The awards will be announced November 15, 2005 by Provost Fouke as part of International Education Week. Nominations should be submitted by October 31, 2005 and should be directed, as well as any questions, by mail to Dean Dennis Jett, International Center, Grinter Hall 146, P.O. Box 113225; by email at: or by phone 392-5323, Ext. 501.

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