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Awards

  • Awards Committee — 
    • Roy Y. Chan, Advisor & Chair-Elect of SAIS, Indiana University
    • Ryan Allen, Co-Chair, Chapman University
    • Adam Grimm, Co-Chair, Michigan State University
    • Alia Ammar, Drexel University
    • Krishna Bista, Morgan State University
    • Baoyan Cheng, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Cody Perry, Texas A&M International University
    • Tchetchet Digbohou, University of Pittsburgh
    • L. Erika Saito, National University
    • Janet Gao, University of Pennsylvania
    • Jason Li, Wichita State University
    • Jennifer Marcy, Michigan State University
    • Lori Czop Assaf, Texas State University
    • Louise Michelle Vital, Lesley University
    • Raquel Guimaraes, Stanford University
    • Rosalind Raby, California Colleges for International Education
    • Santiago Castiello, University of Arizona
    • Shahrman Khattak, University of Toronto
    • Shuning Liu, Ball State University
    • Suzan Kommers, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Taylor Woodman, University of Maryland
    • Xiaoli Jing, McGill University

We are now accepting award nominations for the CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG. Please share this link with your colleagues and students interested in comparative and international education.

Awards:

  • Best Article Award
  • Best Book Award
  • Best Dissertation Award
  • Early Career/Practitioner Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Campus Internationalization Award
  • Global Student Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Faculty for Internationalization Award

Award Nominations –

The CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG Awards Committee will try to ensure the creation of a broad selection of recipients that speaks to the diversity and inclusion of the CIES membership in terms of geography, institution, gender, and race/ethnicity.

All CIES members are invited to make nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations should be made with the prior approval of the candidate and should include basic background information about why you believe that the nominee is worthy of an award.

Best Article Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligible articles are published between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020.  
  2. Articles written by members of the CIES Study Abroad and International Students-SIG will be given preference; however, articles by CIES members who are not members of the SIG and non-CIES members will be considered.
  3. Articles must be published in English in a peer-reviewed paper/electronic journal that has been recognized by the CER Bibliography.
  4. Nominated articles must focus on study abroad and/or international students’ issues.
  5. Articles can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative education and should show originality and rigor.

Best Book Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligible books are published between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020.
  2. Books written by members of the CIES Study Abroad and International Students -SIG will be given preference; however, books by CIES members who are not members of the SIG and non-CIES members will be considered.
  3. Books must be published in English.
  4. Nominated books or edited volumes must focus on study abroad and/or international students’ issues. 
  5. Books can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative education and show originality and rigor.
  6. The nominee should arrange for the publisher to send copies of the book to each of the book awards subcommittee members. 

Best Dissertation Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligible dissertations must be completed between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020, with the student achieving doctoral candidacy status in an Ed.D., D.B.A., or Ph.D. program.
  2. Eligible nominees do not have to be a member of CIES, nor enrolled in a CIES international and comparative education doctoral program.
  3. Dissertations must be written in English.
  4. Nominated dissertations must focus on study abroad and/or international student issues.
  5. Dissertation can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative education and show originality and rigor.
  6. It is preferred that all nominees who make the final cut submit a paper based on their dissertation for the upcoming CIES national or regional conference.
  7. Nomination can be made by a) the student; b) a CIES member; c) a doctoral committee chair (even if that chair is not a member of CIES).
  8. Dissertations submitted to other CIES award categories are ineligible.

Early Career/Practitioner Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligible person must be a member of CIES, with a minimum of two years and maximum of five years in a postgraduate capacity.
  2. Person must be a member of the Study Abroad and International Students SIG.
  3. Person must show evidence of regular presentation on international and comparative education at CIES regional, national and/or international meetings.
  4. Person must have a history of work in the field of domestic or international education that spans a minimum of two years. This can be at any post-secondary institution, NGO, or other position that supports international and comparative education.
  5. Person must have some publications and work in the field of international and comparative education.

Lifetime Achievement Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligible person must be a long-time member of CIES (10+ years), with a minimum of ten years in a postgraduate capacity.
  2. Person must be a member of the Study Abroad and International Students SIG.
  3. Person must show evidence of regular presentation on international and comparative education at CIES regional, national or international meetings.
  4. Person must have a history of work in the field of domestic or international higher education that spans a minimum of 15 years. This can be at any post-secondary institution, NGO, or other position that supports international higher education.
  5. Person must have a history of publications and work in the field of international and comparative education.

Campus Internationalization Award nominees must meet the following criteria. The award winner should exemplify characteristics and vision of excellence in advancing internationalization of the campus or curriculum. Examples of internationalization activities considered favorably include, but shall not be limited to:

  1. Education abroad leadership.
  2. International curriculum development or international symposium hosting.
  3. Significant international collaboration for research, teaching or service.
  4. Academic partnership development.
  5. Leading curricular or co-curricular international activities.
  6. Making contributions in recruiting international students.
  7. Advising or assisting international students and international faculty.

Global Student Leadership Award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligible person must be a member of CIES, with a minimum of two years and maximum of five years in a postgraduate capacity.
  2. Person must be a member of the Study Abroad and International Students SIG.
  3. Person must show evidence of regular presentation on international and comparative education at CIES regional, national or international meetings.
  4. Person must have a history of work in the field of domestic or international higher education that spans a minimum of 2 years. This can be at any post-secondary institution, NGO, or other position that supports international higher education.
  5. Person must have some publications and work in the field of international and comparative education.

Outstanding Faculty/Practitioner for Internationalization nominees must meet the following criteria. This award recognizes the achievements of faculty members who advance international education and global learning mission at their colleges/universities. Examples of such accomplishments include, but are not limited to:

  1. Excellence in developing and/or leading a study abroad program or encouraging students to participate in high impact experiences outside the United States.
  2. Leadership in building or improving international partnerships.
  3. Commitment above and beyond the normal scope of duties in meeting the needs of international students and/or faculty.
  4. Inspiring global citizenship in others, reflected in courses or campus activities
  5. Promoting and raising awareness of internationalization among students, faculty, and staff.
  6. Exemplary contribution to international student/study abroad research, scholarship, or teaching.

For questions, please contact Dr. Roy Y. Chan, Advisor & Chair-Elect of SAIS at rychan@indiana.edu or Dr. Ryan Allen, Awards Co-Chair, at ryallen@chapman.edu. Award recipients will be announced and will be awarded during next the CIES Annual Conference.

Thank you!

CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG Awards Committee

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