2021 Outstanding Faculty Global Engagement Awards

The 2021 Outstanding Global Researcher Award recognizes a faculty member whose research and/or creative activities in the past academic year (2020-2021) have “impacted” the global community (e.g., international collaborations, community-based interventions, and/or peer-reviewed publications). We understand impact broadly and invite you to provide a clear explanation of global “impact” and supporting evidence as part of the nomination materials. Priority will be given to nominee’s research and/or creative activities that align with SDSU and International Affairs’ strategic priorities (i.e., access, diversity, equity, and inclusion; transborder engagement; sustainability; and/or global citizenship). Nomination materials include: (a) evidence and description (no more than 3 single-spaced pages) of how the research and/or creative activities have impacted the global community, and (b) a letter of support preferably from a colleague or collaborator outside the United States and/or not affiliated with a U.S. institution. Please submit all evidence as an attachment.

The 2021 Outstanding Global Educator Award recognizes a faculty member whose teaching  innovation promotes global education related to any of the following: (a) access, diversity, equity, and inclusion; (b) transborder engagement; (c) sustainability; (d) global citizenship. The 2021 Award recognizes teaching innovations and activities that have taken place during the 2020-2021 academic year. We approach pedagogical innovation broadly and invite you to provide a clear explanation and supporting evidence of innovation as part of the nomination materials. Nomination materials include: (a) evidence and description (no more than 3 single-spaced pages) of the teaching innovation for global education, and (b) a letter of support preferably from a student. Please submit all evidence as an attachment.

Nominations: Nominations for 2021 Outstanding Faculty Global Engagement Awards at San Diego State University are now being accepted until September 24, 2021 at 7pm. International Affairs cordially invites nominations for two awards this fall: Outstanding Global Researcher and Outstanding Global Educator. 

  • Peer nominations or self-nominations are eligible. If you are nominating a peer, the faculty nominee must first agree to the nomination. Submit all nomination materials via Google form by September 24, 2021 at 7 pm

Awards Ceremony and Symposium: The Awards Ceremony will take place at the inaugural Faculty Global Engagement Symposium during the 2021 International Education Week. Award winners will be invited to present their work in TedTalk style (7-10 minutes) during the Faculty Global Engagement Symposium on November 16, 2021.    

Members of the Faculty Global Engagement Awards Committee are: Yea-Wen Chen (Chair); Noah Hansen, Director of International Student Center (Co-Chair); Nicole Belisle, Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Strategic Initiatives; Angela Coker, Director of Inclusive SDSU; and Thanh Tran Le Nguyen, Graduate Student, Fowler College of Business.  

Contact Dr. Yea-Wen Chen, Director of Faculty International Engagement, if you have any questions: [email protected]