Global Engagement Award for Staff and Faculty

Annual Call for nominations

Due November 1

The Global Engagement Award Committee is seeking nominations for the University's Global Engagement Award. This award will be for contributions to the global engagement of the university and to its students, faculty and staff; to our knowledge and understanding of global affairs; and/or to communities and stakeholders locally or abroad. The contributions can be in the realm of teaching and other instructional activities, research and creative activities, service and/or outreach. 

The award shall be for an accumulated record of global engagement, not one or two activities. A substantial portion of achievement will have been while in service at WMU.

Nature of the award

Up to two Global Engagement Awards will be made each year during the spring semester. Whenever two awards are made in any given year, one of the awards shall be given to a faculty member or academic administrator holding faculty rank (e.g., dean, chair, director), and the other award shall be given to a member of the university staff. Each recipient receives a plaque at the spring convocation, and an honorarium.

Eligibility

All current, continuing full‐time faculty and administrative staff who have at least five years of service at the University are eligible. An individual can only receive the award once.

Nomination procedure

Nominations may be made by all current, continuing full‐time faculty and administrative staff.

The nominator should:

  1. Ensure nominee’s eligibility.
  2. Complete the nomination form.
  3. Write an overall letter of support for the nominee.
  4. Create a paper file that contains:
    1. The nomination form.
    2. The nominator’s letter of support.
    3. The nominee’s vita or resume emphasizing the nominee’s global engagement.
    4. Up to three letters of support (from both inside or outside the University).

Letters of support should emphasize the nature and scope of the nominee’s global engagement, making sure that they represent diverse viewpoints rather than simply collecting many letters that are similar.

The committee’s decision on award recipients will be made on the basis of the above materials only.

Nomination form

Send nominations to:

Michelle Metro-Roland, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty and Global Program Development
Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
1901 W Michigan Ave
2425 Ellsworth Hall
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5245 USA 
michelle.metro-roland@wmich.edu
(269) 387-3908

Due date
Please submit the file by midnight on November 1.