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International Education Committee

2022 Call for Nominations for the International Educator Award


The International Educator Award recognizes a member of the academic community who has demonstrated a high level of achievement in International Education at Ferris State University. The recipient will be selected by the International Education Committee of the Academic Senate. Recipients will receive a plaque and monetary award of $1500.


Ferris tenured/tenure track faculty members and adjunct faculty members are eligible for this award. Faculty may nominate themselves or other colleagues. Current members of the International Education Committee are not eligible to be nominated. Past recipients of this award are eligible only upon the expiration of the fifth year after their award.

Criteria for Evaluation

Nominees will be evaluated based on the significance of his/her contributions in these areas:

  1. Student-Oriented Activities, such as organizing and leading study abroad programs, arranging and monitoring international internships, advising student organizations with an international focus, and supporting international students.

  2. Curricular Activities, such as offering international/intercultural courses that add to those typically taught in one's discipline as well as developing programs that move beyond one's disciplinary boundaries.

  3. Scholarly Activities, such as research and grants, paper presentations and publications, sabbaticals, Fulbright and other international exchanges.

  4. Other Activities, such as organizing special events like festivals and conferences; arranging for speakers and visiting lecturers; serving on related university committees; and presenting workshops to other educators, community groups and organizations.   

Nomination Process

Please nominate yourself or your colleague(s) for this award by submitting electronically the following:

  1. Nominee's name, Ferris college and department, and phone number.

  2. Statement of Nomination, which specifically addresses the 4 Criteria for Evaluation as defined above.

Nominees will be contacted by the Secretary of the Academic Senate to request the following: a Personal Statement of Philosophy of International Education at Ferris State University; a List of Activities and Accomplishments pertaining directly to International Education at Ferris State University; and optionally, up to three additional Letters of Support.

Nominations should be sent electronically to the Secretary of the Academic Senate, at [email protected]

Nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Peterson

2021 International Educator Award Recipient

Christian Peterson