Global Learning Awards

Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Global Learning

This award recognizes exceptional work in facilitating global learning experiences for students in courses taught at the university.

Recipients for 2012-13

Prof. Dorothy Dunn
School of Nursing
Prof. Debra Edgerton
School of Art

Recipients for 2011-12

Prof. Robert Neustadt
Director of Latin American Studies
Prof. Sandra Stone 
Dept. of Teaching and Learning

Recipients for 2010-11

Prof. Claudia Jurowsky
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, W. A. Franke College of Business
Prof. Aregai Tecle
School of Forestry, College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

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The Center for International Education is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Global Learning. The award recognizes exceptional work in facilitating global learning experiences for students in courses taught at the university. Two faculty members will be honored with this award. Self-nominations are welcome.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, faculty must be able to demonstrate substantive commitment to global learning through their teaching and other activity that support student learning at the university. Such evidence will be reflected primarily through syllabi for courses they have taught over the past two years that reflect evidence of the infusion of global perspectives that are related to the subject of the courses they teach, that are intentional, occur in multiple places and are deeply integrated into the courses.

Requirements for Eligible Faculty

The following should be provided for each nominated faculty, including self-nominations:

  • Engagement with global learning in courses taught will be judged in terms of how global learning has been defined in the global learning legislation document adopted by the Faculty Senate in January, 2010, which focuses on diversity education, environmental sustainability, and global engagement. 
  • Attention will be paid to the course objectives, course readings, course assignments and other course requirements, and the extent to which they correspond with a commitment to global learning
  • A narrative not exceeding three single-spaced pages that articulates how the three themes of global learning (sustainability, diversity and global engagement) are addressed in the courses in question, citing specific examples and stressing the integration of these perspectives with the subject of the courses
  • Syllabi for the courses taught that reflect a commitment to global learning 
  • Department or college leadership for integrating global learning into curricula 
  • Any evidence of having gone over and beyond in attempting to infuse global learning in the academic experiences of students. Leading a short-term study abroad program, drawing on the two other themes of global learning (self and society, transcultural/translingual competence) as outlined in the global learning legislation above, and/or sponsoring or supporting a co-curricular activity that supports global learning would qualify in this regard

Additional credit will be awarded to faculty that have done the following:

  • Modified an existing course to serve majors and non-majors of the home department to integrate global learning outcomes. 

Review of Nominations

The nominations will be reviewed by the Committee for Excellence in Global Learning, with final approval by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Submission Date

Nominations are due on third Friday of March each year. The names of the two faculty to successful emerge from this review process will be announced at the annual Faculty Awards event in late spring.

Submission Instruction

Send a letter of nomination, together with all supporting materials, directly to Dr. Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Education at Harvey.Charles@nau.edu

Provost Award for Departmental Excellence in Global Learning

The award recognizes exceptional work in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy that infuses global learning throughout the discipline.

Recipient for 2012-13

School of Forestry
Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation

Recipient for 2011-12

Electronic Media and Film program in the School of Communications

Recipient for 2010-11

Department of Politics and International Affairs

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The Center for International Education is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual Provost Award for Departmental Excellence in Global Learning. The award recognizes exceptional work in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy that infuses global learning throughout the discipline.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, the department must have developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy to infuse global learning in the discipline.

Requirements for Eligible Departments

  • The strategy must address the three principal themes of global learning that include environmental sustainability, diversity education and global engagement as described in the global learning legislation document adopted by the Faculty Senate in January, 2010. 
  • The strategy must encompass clearly articulated global learning outcomes for students in the major, clearly articulated strategies to achieve these outcomes (in terms of the major curriculum, the liberal studies program and the co-curriculum) and clearly articulated assessment strategies that would attest to the department’s success in helping students realize the global learning outcomes.
  • The strategy as reflected in the report submitted to CIE on departmental commitment to global learning is not enough. It is important that evidence be provided that demonstrate that major elements of the report have been implemented department-wide. Evidence may be provided in the form of syllabi from multiple faculty in your department that reflect intentional efforts to engage students with global perspectives (eg., course objectives, topics addressed in the course, credit for relevant co-curricular activities, assessment strategies that capture global learning). Additional evidence would include advising sheets developed for students in your department that direct students to Liberal Studies courses with significant global content, or that reflect a study abroad semester built into the progression plans of majors.
Additional credit will be awarded to departments that have done the following:
  • Adopted and successfully infused the two additional themes of global learning that includes self and society, and transcultural/translingual competence.
  • Modified an existing course to serve majors and non-majors of the home department to integrate global learning outcomes.
  • Embed a semester of education abroad experiences in the curriculum without extending time to graduation.

Review of Nominations

The nominations will be reviewed by the Committee for Excellence in Global Learning, with final approval by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Submission Information

Nominations are due on the third Friday of each year. A three page letter of nomination as well as the evidence requested should be submitted to Dr. Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Education. The winning department will be announced at the annual Faculty Awards event in late spring.