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New faculty/staff award will recognize international work

CALS has established a new award to recognize excellence in international activities. The award will honor an outstanding faculty or academic staff member engaged in international research, instruction, outreach, program development, or service. The award will be presented at the CALS Awards ceremony in the spring. The call for nominations will come out next month, so it’s not too soon to start thinking about colleagues whose global efforts stand out.

Again, the actual call for nominations won’t be sent out until next month. Below is a draft version of the call for the international position, provided to give an idea of the kind of qualifications the committee will be looking for.

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DRAFT CALL FOR NOMINEES FOR CALS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

RE: Nominations for International Award

We are requesting nominations for the CALS Award for excellence in international activities. One award of $2,000 will be given to honor an outstanding faculty or academic staff member engaged in international research, instruction, outreach, program development, or service. The award will be presented at the CALS Awards ceremony.

Nomination materials should include the following:
(1) a transmittal letter from the chair or director summarizing the significance of the nominee’s contributions to international activities .
(2) a current curriculum vitae
(3) a summary document (3 pages or less) that lists and/or describes the candidate’s accomplishments in international research, instruction, outreach, program development, or service. This document should provide evidence of the impact or outcomes of the nominee’s international; activities. (4) optionally, up to three supporting documents such as letters of support, teaching assessments, program pamphlets, etc. can be included.

Eligibility:
Faculty and Academic Staff who hold appointments in a disciplinary department, center, or institute in CALS. One faculty and one academic staff nominee may be nominated per unit. International Programs faculty and staff members are not eligible.

Selection Criteria:
Nominations will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Dean. Award recipients will be selected based on their overall contribution to further CALS’s mission in promoting international learning, research, and outreach among its students, staff, and faculty and the global community.

Deadline:
Six (6) complete sets of nomination documents should be forwarded to <first name> <last name>, CALS Awards Committee Chair, <office #> <bldg name>, by MM/DD/YYYY to be considered. Please call (xxx-xxxx) or email (name@wisc.edu) if you have questions. Nominations will remain active for three years.

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