This award recognizes exemplary, ongoing contributions of OSU faculty and staff to the internationalization of the university by enhancing student, faculty, and staff awareness and participation in international education, research, and related activities. As further recognition, the award includes a plaque/certificate and $1,000.

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  • The nominee must currently be a regular OSU staff or faculty member with at least a .5 FTE and a 9- to 12-month appointment. Emeritus, visiting, courtesy, and temporary faculty are not eligible.

Award Criteria

Selection criteria include:

  1. extent to which the nominee has helped internationalize the teaching, research, or service programs directly related to Oregon State University;
  2. extent to which the nominee has benefited OSU students by promoting international education and cultural outreach activities;
  3. impact of the nominee’s efforts in fostering international awareness in the university and the local community;
  4. extent to which the nominee’s activities have enhanced Oregon State University’s reputation as an international university

Nomination Process and Submission

Following the instructions completely will ensure consideration of the nomination.

The nominator shall submit the Cover Sheet and the complete submission packet in one PDF via the Qualtrics Submission Form. Do not begin entering information on the Qualtrics form unless you are ready to submit the nomination - the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. The submission packet will include evidence that the nominee meets the criteria, as well as: (1) nomination letter*; (2) three letters of support*; (3) evidence of the nominee’s successful international activities; (4) the nominee’s professional resume; and (5) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation.

Required letters: Each of the below letters shall not exceed two single-sided pages using at least 12 pitch and 1" margins. Signatures on the letters must be included.

   * Letters of Support: Two may be from clients or current or former colleagues and at least one must be written by a current or former student.

   * Nomination Letter: The Nominator shall submit a Nomination Letter.

The award criteria must be addressed in the letters. Do not submit separate documentation related to the critera.

When organizing the PDF, please ensure that the document is organized as listed on the submission form.

Additional information submitted with the nomination will not be considered; please include only requested information and refer to the guidelines when organizing submission packets.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

Nomination packets are due by Noon on April 19, 2024.