Award for Global Engagement

The all-University Award for Global Engagement is given to faculty and staff members in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University or in their field or discipline. In addition to honoring individual faculty and staff members, the award—by identifying excellence in global engagement and by recognizing outstanding work—serves as a resource and inspiration to other faculty and staff.


For questions or more information, please contact Rachel Peterson at 612-625-6045 or pete8158@umn.edu.

Eligibility Guidelines

Background

The all-University Award for Global Engagement is given to current faculty and staff in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at the University or in their field or discipline. The award honors individual faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves in their work, and serves as a resource and inspiration to other faculty and staff.

Up to two faculty and up to two staff awards will be given each year. The maximum number of awards given in any single year will be three.

An annual award ceremony will take place during International Education Week in mid-November.

All faculty who receive the Award for Global Engagement shall be designated throughout their careers at the University of Minnesota as “Distinguished Global Professor.” All staff who receive the Award for Global Engagement shall be designated throughout their careers at the University of Minnesota as “Recipient of the Distinguished Award for Global Engagement.”

Recipients will receive an award sculpture designed by University Art Professor Thomas Rose and $6,000 to support their professional development endeavors.

Eligibility

FACULTY NOMINEE: Nominees must have been instrumental in promoting significant international understanding, global engagement, international education, and/or institution building, at home or abroad, either through their institutional position or in other leadership capacities. Identifying innovative educational opportunities, inspiring colleagues, students and staff to engage globally, and/or serving the global community as a leader are important hallmarks of the nominees in this category. Nominees must be a current faculty member. Nominees must have been at the University of Minnesota for at least five years and a major part of their international contributions must be in association with the University of Minnesota or have occurred during their employment at the University of Minnesota.

STAFF NOMINEE: Nominees must have been instrumental in advancing significant international understanding, global engagement, international education, at home or abroad. Innovation, creativity, and inspiration in promoting global education, cultural understanding, intercultural teaching and learning, and/or development of international learning among students, staff, and faculty are important hallmarks of the nominees in this category. Nominees must be a current staff member, and have worked at the University of Minnesota for a minimum of five years. The engagement with international education or global engagement must be in association with the University of Minnesota or have occurred during their employment at the University of Minnesota.

NOMINATOR: Must be a current or former faculty or staff or an alumnus or alumna of the University. Nominators and writers of supporting letters should be aware that their letters are available to the nominees upon request.

Nomination Materials

Nomination materials for the Award for Global Engagement should be submitted to the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance).

The nominee will be evaluated on the basis of the materials submitted. These materials, listed below, should explicitly detail the nature of the nominee’s leadership role in the fields of international understanding, global engagement, international education, or institution building, at home or abroad.

Nomination Form

The nomination form requesting biographical and contact information for both the nominee and the nominator.

Summary of Contributions

Maximum two-page summary highlighting the individual’s outstanding contributions which have resulted in significant international understanding, global engagement, international education, and/or institution building, at home or abroad, either through their institutional position or in other leadership capacities.

In the case of faculty nominees, describe how the individual has distinguished him or herself through the creation of innovative educational opportunities, the inspiration of colleagues, students and staff to engage globally, and/or by serving the global community as a leader.

In the case of staff nominees, describe how the individual has promoted global education, cultural understanding, intercultural teaching and learning, and/or development of international learning among students, staff, and faculty using innovation, creativity, and/or inspiration.

Contributions of faculty and/or staff nominees may be in one or more of the areas listed below:

  • Co-curricular activities that contribute substantially to global education and international programs;
  • Activities that contribute to the planning, design, or development of innovations in international educational and global outreach programs;
  • Contributions to development of institutions in other countries through technical assistance, program development and administration, teaching, or research;
  • Direct contact with students that includes instruction and/or supervision of independent activities such as practicums,
  • Innovative instructional methods which promote cultural competency among students;
  • Innovative professional development or training opportunities for faculty which promote cultural competency;
  • Creative community building engagement at home or abroad with students, faculty, and staff;
  • Promotion of study/learning of other languages or culture by students, faculty and staff in ways meaningful and purposeful;
  • Dedication to international/non-U.S. citizen students and scholars that promotes understanding of U.S. culture and way of life, and that recognizes the unique contributions international/non-U.S. citizen students and scholars make on our campuses;
  • Hosting of international students or scholars in ways that promote engagement with others; or
  • Collaboration with peers and colleagues from outside of the U.S. in ways which are productive and which advance the University’s reputation in the world.

Biographical Information

A C.V. or resumé, not to exceed five pages and to include the education, employment, membership in professional societies, honors and awards, professional and public service, consulting activities, etc., of the nominee as they pertain to global education and international programs.

Letter from Nominator

Should focus on personal knowledge of the nominee’s career accomplishments and reputation as they relate to this award.

Supporting Letters

At least three, but no more than five, supporting letters from the nominee’s peers within and outside the University.


MAXIMUM LENGTH OF NOMINATION MATERIALS: Not to exceed 15 pages

NUMBER OF COPIES: Please submit one set of nomination materials.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, with announcement in July and a celebration during International Education Week in mid-November 2014

SUBMIT TO:
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
100 University International Center
331 – 17th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Attention: Rachel Peterson
FAX: 612-626-1730

Recipients


2013

Aydın Yücesan Durgunoğlu
Professor and interim Department Head, Department of Psychology, Duluth

Nathan Whittaker
Academic Adviser, College of Education & Human Development, Twin Cities

Paul Imbertson
Teaching Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Twin Cities

2013 recipients
Pictured are (from left) Nathan Whittaker, Aydın Yücesan Durgunoğlu, and Paul Imbertson


2012

Kevin Dostal Dauer
Coordinator of Residential Life, Department of Housing & Residential Life, Twin Cities

Paul Glewwe
Professor; College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Twin Cities

Michael Houston
Associate Dean and Professor, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities

2012 recipients
Pictured are (from left) Paul Glewwe, Kevin Dostal Dauer, and Michael Houston


2011

Kumar G. Belani
Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Twin Cities
Assistant Vice President, India Affairs, Academic Health Center, Twin Cities

Zhuangyi Liu
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Minnesota Duluth

2011 award recipients
Pictured are (from left) Senior Vice President Robert Jones, Zhuangyi Liu, Kumar Belani,
and Associate Vice President and Dean Meredith McQuaid


2010

Harouna A. Maiga
Associate Professor, Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crookston

James D. Neaton
Professor, School of Public Health, Twin Cities

Claudia Parliament
Professor; College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Twin Cities

2010 recipients
Pictured are (from left) James Neaton, Harouna Maiga, and Claudia Parliament.


2009

David W. Chapman
Wallace Professor of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Development

Gerald W. Fry
Professor, College of Education and Human Development

Joseph E. Schwartzberg
Professor Emeritus, College of Liberal Arts

Kathleen Sellew
Former Associate Director, Office of International Programs

2009 recipients
Pictured are (from left) Gerald Fry, David Chapman, Joseph Schwartzberg, and Kathleen Sellew.


2008

Phillip K. Peterson and Paul G. Quie
Co-Directors of the International Medical Education and Research (IMER) Program

John R. Vreyens
Director of International Programs in Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Mahmood A. Zaidi
Professor Emeritus of Human Resources and Founding Director Emeritus of International Programs, Carlson School of Management

2008 recipients
Pictured are (from left) John Vreyens, Mahmood Zaidi, Paul Quie, and Phil Peterson.


2007

John J. Cogan
Professor Emeritus, College of Education and Human Development

Allen Isaacman
Regents Professor of History and
Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change

Vernon E. Weckwerth
Professor, School of Public Health and
Director, ISP Off-Site Executive Study Programs for Healthcare Administration

2007 recipients
Pictured are (from left) Allen Isaacman, John Cogan, and Vernon Weckwerth.


2006

Zbigniew Bochniarz
Former Senior Fellow, Humphrey Institute

Harry Lando
Professor, School of Public Health

Meredith McQuaid
Associate Dean of Administration, Law School

2006 recipients
Pictured are (from left) Zbigniew Bochniarz, Senior Vice President Robert Jones, Meredith McQuaid,
and Harry Lando.


2005

Josef A. Mestenhauser
Professor Emeritus, College of Education and Human Development

2005 recipient
Pictured are (from left) Gene Allen, Josef Mestenhauser, and Senior Vice President Robert Jones.

About the Award Sculpture

Recipients will receive an award sculpture, commissioned by the GPS Alliance and designed by University art professor and visual artist Thomas Rose.

Award sculpture given to recipients

"As an artist, I have always been drawn to narratives and to the metaphor. It is in response to my love of travel and the enthusiasm I have for new experience that this award has been designed. As a reader, I have been drawn to histories of place and the stories of experience. The book as a door to new awareness of the self and of one’s responsibility to others is a critical aspect of the design set forth here. The transparency and translucence of glass as it reflects and mirrors the book is both the fiction of myth and the reality of experience. The ladder leads to the distant unknown suggesting the potential for an ever-expanding awareness. The latitude and longitudinal lines scribed on the glass are the indicators of global engagement."
—Thomas Rose (2005)

About the Artist

Thomas Rose is a visual artist whose sculpture and multimedia works have been included in exhibitions in Korea, France, Italy, Sweden, as well as the United States, including The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., The Whitney Museum, Downtown Branch, The Clocktower and P.S. 1 in New York, The Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work was shown at the Steinbaum/Krauss Gallery and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York in 1996 and 1999, the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, Florida, in 2001 and 2005, and the Flanders Gallery in Minneapolis in 2002 and 2005.

His architectural sculpture initiated several commissions including a gallery space in Miami and the design of a private residence, also in Miami. Among his projects for public spaces are works for interior and exterior sites: Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Park St Lofts in Springfield, MA; Wavehill, Bronx, NY; Target Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Marine Education Center Plaza at Minnesota Zoological Gardens, with Tom Oslund and HGA Architects, Apple Valley, MN; Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT; The Children's Story Room at the Hennepin County Library in Ridgedale; the Bennett Memorial for Dunwoody College of Technology, and others.

Rose’s work is included in numerous public collections: The Walker Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Getty Institute, the Stanford University Library, and The Fredrick Weisman Museum are but a few.
He was the recipient of a 1992 residency fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation at the study center in Bellagio, Italy. He has also received two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and others. Rose was awarded the Fesler-Lampert Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota.

Visit Rose's online gallery