International Affairs Advisory Board International Teaching Award

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The International Affairs Advisory Board International Teaching Award recognizes KU faculty members who have provided outstanding and sustained leadership in international education through their teaching, advocacy and mentorship at KU, thereby broadening the student experience to be more inclusive of the world. The award includes $1,000 in funding for professional activities and is financially supported by the advisory board of KUIA in recognition of the faculty member’s ongoing efforts to internationalize their teaching and create transformative models that inspire colleagues to engage in the internationalization of their own curricula and instructional efforts. Award recipients will be announced and honored at the Chancellor’s University Teaching Awards celebration and will be invited to give a campus talk on their work in the fall semester.

Nominations are due by Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility and Nomination Procedures

Competitive nominees will demonstrate excellence and transformative impact across several internationalization areas, including: 

  • Playing a creative and innovative role in internationalizing the curriculum at KU in fields that fall outside area or cultural studies or foreign language curricula. Nominations in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields as well as professional schools are highly encouraged.  
  • Developing high-impact experiential learning opportunities for students, such as study abroad programs or educational programming that introduces students to international fieldwork research, service learning or working with international populations located in the United States.  
  • Demonstrating a sustained commitment to the internationalization of the curriculum through participation in aligned faculty development opportunities on campus and beyond, such as internationalizing the curriculum workshops or seminars focusing on intercultural competency development.

  • Transforming one or more courses by adding international content.

  • Playing a leading role in the internationalization of instruction in an academic program.  

  • Leveraging international partnerships and networks toward the transformation of curricula through the incorporation of guest speakers or visiting international scholars into course content or leveraging distance-bridging technologies in the classroom through initiatives like Collaborative Online International Learning.   

  • Supporting the internationalization of faculty and student work through mentoring.

All documentation and letters of support should be specific to this competition. Past nominees may be renominated if not selected for the award previously.  

The following materials are required for new nominations, as well as renominations: 

  • A one- to two-page letter of nomination including a description of the activities that qualify the candidate for this award. 

  • A résumé or vitae for the nominee. 

  • Up to six statements of support from KU colleagues, students and/or partners abroad.

  • Please contact us at with any questions.

Nominators: Self-nomination, faculty colleague, unit committee, chair, director, associate dean or dean-level nominations may be made.

Nominations are due by Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. 

No announcement will be made concerning persons nominated. All materials received in relation to the process will be treated as confidential information.