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Global Engagement Award

Submission Deadline

October 3, 2014

Nomination Form

Global Engagement Award Winners

Criteria and Guidelines

Established in 2011, the Global Engagement Award is a university-wide award for full-time academic faculty and administrative faculty in recognition of their outstanding contributions to international programs; international program development; academic and global outreach programs; or international research and teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno. The award is sponsored by the OISS, USAC, and the Office of the Provost, and administered by the University's International Activities Committee.

Background

The Global Engagement Award is given to full-time academic faculty and administrative faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions to international education, research or programs.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a current full-time academic faculty or administrative faculty who has been at the University of Nevada, Reno for at least five years. A major part of the nominee's international contributions must be in association with the University of Nevada, Reno and must have occurred during the past five years. Nominees for this award must have been instrumental in promoting international programs; international program development; academic and global outreach programs; or international research and teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno. International Activities Committee members are not eligible to be nominated for this award. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Award Amount

The recipient of the Global Engagement Award will receive a one-time monetary award of $1,500. In addition, the recipient will receive a certificate of recognition from the University President at the annual "Honor the Best" award ceremony in May.

Nomination Process

Nominator:  The applicant for the Global Engagement Award must be nominated by a current full-time academic faculty or administrative faculty of the University. The nominator must email the Nomination Form and a letter of nomination to the Office of the Provost (acasey@unr.edu) by Friday, October 3, 2014. The Office of the Provost will request from the nominee the following application materials:

1. Summary of Contributions: One- to two- page summary highlighting the individual's outstanding contributions in his/her field or area to international programs; or internationally focused research and teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno; international program development; academic and global outreach programs. These contributions may vary greatly and might be in one or more - not necessarily all - of the categories listed below:

  • Educational Leadership: extra-programmatic activities that constitute leadership and contribute substantially to global education and international programs.
  • Academic and Global Outreach Programs: activities that contribute to the planning, design, or development of innovations in international educational and global outreach programs.
  • Program Development: contributions to development of international programs at the University of Nevada, Reno or in other countries through technical assistance, administration, teaching, or research.
  • International Research and Teaching: direct contact with students that includes instruction and supervising of international activities such as independent studies, practica, internships, and field-learning experiences; internationally focused research and teaching, individually or collaboratively.

2. Biographical Information:  A Curriculum Vitae or resumé not to exceed five pages, and to include the education, employment, membership in professional societies, honors and awards, professional and public service, and consulting activities of the nominee as they pertain to global education and international programs.
3. Supporting Documentation:  not to exceed 8 pages.
4. Supporting Letters: Two supporting letters from the nominee's peers within and outside the University. Letters should address the nominee's contributions to international programs; internationally focused research and teaching; international program development; or academic and global outreach programs at the University of Nevada, Reno. The supporting letters should be sent directly to the Office of the Provost by December 1, 2014:  acasey@unr.edu

All materials must be submitted only as attachments to the Office of the Provost:  acasey@unr.edu.

Maximum Length of Application Materials: 20 pages (including the summary of contributions, Curriculum Vitae, supporting letters, and other supporting documentation).

Review Process

The Office of the Provost will forward all application materials and supporting documentation to the chair of the International Activities Committee by Monday, December 11, 2014.

The International Activities Committee will review the application files, select the recipient based on the above selection criteria, and forward the name of the recipient to the Office of the Provost by February 9, 2015.  Nominees will be notified of the selection or non-selection by March 2, 2015.

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