International Educator of the Year Award 2009
Dr. David Sammons, 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 and to encourage UF faculty to pursue international activities. Each college is asked to submit nominations for the International Educator of the Year Award by October 30, 2009. Colleges are asked to make nominations for two awards-one for junior faculty (untenured or newly tenured) and one for senior faculty. IFAS, CLAS and the College of Medicine may nominate two people in both categories because of the size of those colleges. The winner of each award will receive $3,000.
A university-wide committee will judge the candidates for the award. 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 and the impact of those accomplishments on students, international partners and/or the nominee’s discipline.
- Accomplishments must have been within last five (5) years and as a UF 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, the benefits derived from them, and documented evidence of such.
The awards will be presented by Provost Joe Glover at a reception on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Keene Faculty Center as part of International Education Week. Nominations must be received by October 30, 2009 and should be directed to:
UF International Center
Dean David Sammons
170 Hub P.O. Box 113225
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