UKIC / Distinguished Faculty Achievements in Internationalizing the Curriculum Award

Distinguished Faculty Achievements in Internationalizing the Curriculum Award

This award seeks to recognize UK faculty who demonstrate a commitment to global engagement through activities and leadership in internationalizing the curriculum, with well-established and ongoing records of incorporating significant global perspectives and intercultural components to educational activities taking place on the UK campus.


Open to full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, lecturer) and instructional staff have been on the faculty for two or more years, as well as emeritus faculty, with demonstrated records of excellence in one or several of the following areas while at UK:

  • Development and implementation of creative Global Dynamics courses within the UK Core curriculum
  • Innovative teaching practices to integrate international students into classroom dynamics, adapt curricula to include and encourage international students’ diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Highly effective teaching on international issues at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Collaborative teaching with international colleagues, either in-person or via distance learning technologies
  • Consistent inclusion of diverse international perspectives, data sets, case studies, readings in translation, etc., in course syllabi
  • Developing and promoting longer-term (semester/academic year) education abroad partnerships, through efforts such as course articulation and curricular integration, student advising, etc.
  • Identifying, cultivating, and promoting clinical placements at sites based outside the U.S. for students enrolled in any of UK’s six healthcare colleges
  • Designing and promoting student involvement in global activities

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 UK-GIA Awards in the same year.