Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) Knowledge Community of NAFSA is excited to announce the formal creation of its first award, and a call for nominations for the 2012 recipient:
~The Award for Innovative Research & Scholarship in Internationalization~
This annual award will honor those who have made substantial contributions to theoretical and practical questions that can be applied across the field of international education. We are specifically looking for "path-breaking" research & scholarship, from veterans and early to mid-career researchers alike, that has changed how we as international educators advance our work.
The inaugural award was given in 2010 to Josef Mestenhauser, former president of NAFSA and research pioneer. Professor Mestenhauser has also agreed to be a member of the first selection committee that will be reviewing nominations this summer. A group of experienced international educators and researchers will round out the committee, to be chaired by Dr. Rosalind Raby.
We are hoping to give the next award to an individual in early 2012. A call for nominations and criteria have been posted at www.nafsa.org/TLSaward. Nominations should be done by a peer or can be self-nominations, and must be accompanied by copies of works/publications to be reviewed. Nomination materials and questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 15, 2011. THE RECIPIENT WILL BE SELECTED BY NOVEMBER 30, 2011.
We hope you will consider nominating a colleague or nominating yourself, and participating in this new effort to recognize innovative research within NAFSA and our field.
We should also thank the TLS working group that put together the criteria and process for the award, and who will continue to serve on the selection committee along with Dr. Mestenhauser.
Louis Berends, Research & Scholarship Network Leader, TLS & University Relations Manager, SIT Study Abroad
Bryan McAllister-Grande, past Research & Scholarship Network Leader and Associate Director, Office of Global Affairs, Brandeis University
Rosalind Raby, Director, California Colleges for International Education
Melinda Wood, researcher for the Office of the Chancellor and Lecturer, University of Hawaii