International Educator of the Year Award & International Education Week 2008
E. Lynn Frazier, Interim Dean of the International Center
International Educator of the Year Award:
This award was created in 2004 to recognize outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members. Each college is asked to submit nominations for the International Educator of the Year Award by October 31, 2008. The award was created to recognize outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members. Colleges are asked to make nominations for two awards-one for junior (untenured or newly tenured faculty) and one for senior faculty. The winner of each award will receive $3,000.
A university-wide committee will judge the candidates for the award. Each college is asked 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 its own review process, but the nominations from each college should be made by department chairs and endorsed by the dean. The nomination should consist of a memo of no more than three pages describing the international accomplishments of the faculty member. Contact information and a summary paragraph should be at the beginning of each nomination. Please do not submit resumes to the International Educator Award committee.
Consideration will be given to the following factors:
-Nominations are made by department chairs and submitted to an awards committee within each college.
-The nomination should be based primarily on a memo of no more than three pages describing the international accomplishments of the faculty member.
-In making its decision each college’s award committee should look for excellence in at least two of the following factors:
Research: The extent to which the faculty member’s research made a significant contribution to his/her discipline and how that work involved international activities.
Teaching: 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.
Service: 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 presented by Provost Joe Glover at a reception on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Keene Faculty Center as part of International Education Week. Nominations must be received by October 31, 2008 and should be directed to:
UF International Center
Interim Dean Lynn Frazier
170 Hub P.O. Box 113225
International Education Week:
U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education have designated November 17 – 21st as International Education Week. This week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide as well as to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
A list of activities hosted by the International Center, as well as other UF events marking IEW will be posted at http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/uficiew.htm
Any colleges or departments that are holding IEW activities and wish to have them added to this list should contact Mabel Cardec at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-1536.