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Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award

Award to a USA Teacher of International Studies in a
Midwest State for Outstanding Classroom Instruction

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International Studies Association (ISA)

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Award to a Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin funding source member teacher for recognition of excellence in international studies education and mentorship to their students.

The award might be made to a faculty member who excels in any (or all) of the following areas (this is not exhaustive):

-Using innovative teaching methods

-Designing a creative new curriculum

-Exceptionally employing experiential learning (service learning, travel abroad, role playing, simulations, case studies, etc.)

-Demonstrating significant professional development over time in the areas of teaching/learning mentoring

-Sharing their insights on teaching/learning/mentoring with other professionals

-Serving as an outstanding mentor to undergraduate or graduate students

-Engaging students in their research or encouraging the students’ own original research

The recipient will be honored with a plaque at the annual meeting. A special roundtable or panel will spotlight his/her contributions to teaching and share his or her innovations with others.

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GrantWatch ID#: 161151

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Recipient must be a current member of ISA.

Recipient must be a member of ISA Midwest, or have attended the conference in the previous five years, or be geographically located in the Midwest region.

More information regarding membership may be found here:

No recipient will be eligible to receive the award more than once.

Pre-Application Information:

To nominate an individual, please send the nomination materials to the award chair, Sue Davis. Nomination materials include:

1) A clear description of the teaching/mentoring achievement(s) to be evaluated by the committee.

2) A current CV of the nominee.

3) No more than three letters of support from current or former students of the nominee.

The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2016.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sue Davis, Award Chair

337 Mansfield Road, Unit 1013
Storrs, CT 06269-1013

(860) 486-5850

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