Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education

Purpose

To recognize MU faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU's international dimension.

Award

Up to two individuals will be given the annual award which will include a $1,000 prize, less applicable taxes. In addition to being recognized at the campus-wide faculty awards dinner, the awardees will be invited to make presentations at the annual International Fellowship Recognition Evening.

Eligibility

The selected MU faculty members (full-time, tenured, non-tenured and non-tenure track), regardless of departmental affiliation, will have demonstrated outstanding leadership in international education by virtue of contributions, such as by having a creative role in developing a significant aspect of the international curriculum at MU, assuming a lead role in developing an active MU linkage with an international partner, serving on international advisory bodies or by collaboration with international colleagues in significant research and publications.

Nominations

Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges or recognized campus organizations may nominate individuals.

Do not place nomination materials in a hard binder. The length of the nomination materials is not of primary importance because the final choice will be based on convincing evidence. Nomination materials will not be returned; therefore, the department chair should retain a copy of nomination materials for possible future use. Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and resubmitted in successive years.

Nomination materials should include:

  1. Nomination/Cover Letter
    • Describe the educational activity or activities that qualify the candidate for nomination (include a statement regarding the impact of the nominee's activities).
  2. Supporting letters (limited to five) from MU colleagues and/or partners abroad
  3. Nominee's curriculum vitae

Submissions

Deadline: Feb. 26, 2018 (noon)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the divisional dean, who may establish an earlier deadline. Submit an electronic version as an email attachment to muprovostawards@missouri.edu, naming each document starting with the applicant's last name followed by a document reference (i.e., Jones-Intl Ed application). Send only the original copy of the entire proposal packet to:

Office of the Provost
110 Jesse Hall
(573) 882-6596

Past Recipients

2017 Rebecca Meisenbach, Communication
2016 Randall Smith, Journalism
2015 L. Marvin Overby, Political Science
2014 Martha Townsend, English
2013 Tola Pearce, Sociology/WGST
2012 Thomas Johnson, Truman School; Ag Economics
2011 David Ledoux, Animal Sciences
2010 Saku Aura, Economics
2009 Joseph Hobbs, Geography
2008 Robert Sites, Plant Sciences
2007 Puncky Paul Heppner, Education, School & Counseling Psychology
2005 Stuart Loory, Journalism (D)
2004 Michael Nolan, Rural Sociology
2003 Ronald A. Ratti, Economics
2002 James McCartney, International Programs (D) and Charles Timberlake, History (D)
2001 Frederick W. Cropp, IV, Advertising
2000 Kitty Dickerson, Textile and Apparel Management
1999 Byron Scott, Journalism
1998 Charles Franz, Management
1997 Melvin G. Blase, Agricultural Economics (D)
1997 Curtis J. Nelson, Agronomy

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