Global Learning Awards
NAU offers annual award recognition of faculty efforts toward curricular transformation that advances global learning in the university.
Faculty Excellence in Global Learning
The award recognizes exceptional faculty work in facilitating global learning experiences – as defined by NAU’s Global Learning Initiative’s themes of diversity, sustainability, and global engagement – for students at NAU or its campuses. Up to two faculty members may be honored with this award each year. All faculty are eligible for the award and self-nominations are welcome.
Award Criteria Accordion Closed
Applicants for this Award must be able to demonstrate substantive commitment to global learning as demonstrated through their teaching and other activities that support student learning at NAU or its campuses, defined as the intersection of a minimum of two of the Global Learning Initiative’s themes of diversity, sustainability, and global engagement. All faculty are eligible for the award and self-nominations are welcome.
Application Process Accordion Closed
The following should be provided to support each application for this Award:
- A narrative not exceeding three single-spaced pages that articulates how the intersection of a minimum of two of the Global Learning Initiative’s themes of diversity, sustainability, and global engagement are addressed in the syllabi of courses taught by the applicant over the last two years, citing specific course objectives, course readings, course assignments, and other course requirements as examples of the successful integration of the GLI’s themes with the subject of the courses. Please refer to the definitions for diversity, sustainability, and global engagement in the GLI document as adopted by the NAU Faculty Senate in 2010.
- Additionally, evidence for departmental or college leadership in integrating global learning into curricula, leading a short-term study abroad programs, modifying an existing course to serve majors and/or non-majors that integrates global learning outcomes, and/or any other evidence of exceptional work in support of global learning will also be considered for this Award.
- Syllabi for courses taught over the last two years that reflect a commitment to global learning.
Submission of Application Accordion Closed
Application materials, together with all supporting documentation, should be submitted by email to both Blase Scarnati, Director of Global Learning, and Daniel Palm, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives. Applications will be reviewed by members of the Global Learning Initiative Steering Committee who will make recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who will select Award recipients. The deadline for receipt of application materials is January 31, 2020 by 5:00 PM. Awards will be given at the annual Faculty Awards event in the spring semester.
Previous winners Accordion Closed
- 2018-19: Michael Ort, Ph.D., School of Earth and Sustainability, College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences; William Pederson, M.S.W., Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences (Yuma)
- 2017-18: Brian Petersen, Ph.D., Geography, Planning, and Recreation, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- 2016-17: Pamela Stephens, School of Art, College of Arts and Letters
- 2015-2016: Frederick Gooding, Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D., History, College of Arts and Letters
- 2014-2015: Sanjam Ahluwalia, Ph.D., History, College of Arts and Letters; Jeff Berglund, Ph.D., English, Director of Liberal Studies
- 2013-2014: Terry Baxter, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences; Gretchen Knudson Gee, Ph.D., Politics and International Affairs, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- 2012-2013: Dorothy Dunn, Ph.D., College of Health and Human Services; Debra Edgerton, College of Arts and Letters
- 2011-2012: Robert Neustadt, Ph.D., Director of the Latin American Studies Program, College of Arts and Letters; Sandra Stone, Ph.D., Teaching and Learning
- 2010-2011: Claudia Jurowsky, Ph.D., School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, W. A. Franke College of Business; Aregai Tecle, Ph.D., School of Forestry, College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences