UKIC / Distinguished Faculty Achievements in Education Abroad Award

Distinguished Faculty Achievements in Education Abroad Award

This award seeks to recognize UK faculty who demonstrate a commitment to global engagement and excellence in teaching through facilitating an education abroad program.


Open to full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, lecturer) and instructional staff who have been on the faculty for two or more years, with demonstrated records of excellence in the development of a for-credit faculty-directed education abroad program(s) that meets the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs:

  • Student Learning and Development – Learning Outcomes and Student Development
  • Academic Framework – Curricular Integration and Coursework
  • Organizational and Program Resources
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Ethics and Integrity

Nomination Process:

  • Complete online UK-GIA Nomination Form (required documents may be uploaded in the form).
  • Submit narrative describing the nominee’s qualities, achievements and work (describe how these reflect the award criteria – up to three pages).
  • Upload nominee’s résumé/CV.
  • Self-nominators, please submit one letter of support from an additional referee.


  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominators must be affiliated with the University of Kentucky (faculty, staff, or students).
  • Nominators cannot nominate a single candidate for multiple UKIC Awards in the same year.
  • EAC committee members and past awardees are not eligible to be nominated. Current EAC committee members and UKIC staff are not eligible to be a nominator.