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Woodyard International Educator Award

 

The George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award recognizes KU faculty members who have provided outstanding leadership in international education at KU. Previously known as the Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education, this award is now supported by a generous endowment from Dr. George and Mrs. Eleanor Woodyard. Professor Woodyard joined the faculty of KU in 1966, and he was named KU's first Dean of International Studies in 1989. The award includes $1,000 in funding for professional activities. September 19, 2014, is the deadline for nominations.  Click here to see a list of past recipients.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Full-time, tenured track faculty.
  • At least three years of employment on the KU Lawrence campus.
  • Plays a creative role in developing a significant aspect of the international. curriculum at KU (such as study abroad programs; visiting international educators, scholars, artists, performers or researchers; new internationalized programs and certificates).
  • Assumes a lead role in developing an active KU partnership with an international partner.
  • Collaborates with international colleagues or students in significant research and publications.

 

Nomination Process

All documentation and letters of support should be specific to this competition. A faculty committee appointed by the associate vice provost of International Programs will review applications. Previous nominees are encouraged to update their files. If you have nominated someone in the past, please send an updated statement of nomination.

The following materials are required for new nominations:

  1. A letter of nomination including a description of the activity that qualifies the candidate for this award.
  2. A resume or vita.
  3. Statements of support from KU colleagues, students, and/or partners abroad (limited to six).
  4. The nomination deadline is September 5, 2014. 

 

Contact

Dena Register, Director of Faculty Programs
785-864-6161 / register@ku.edu


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