CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning

This award recognizes outstanding innovation in teaching for a global mindset, meaning an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets and a propensity and ability to see common patterns across countries and markets.

Outstanding innovation in teaching for a global mindset could include any of the following:

  • Collaboration with international partners in the classroom
  • Creation of curricular materials or programs that incorporate global aspects into a traditional course
  • Design and implementation of an outstanding experiential program abroad
  • Inclusion of globally-focused projects in on-campus courses
  • Encouraging students to engage with diverse viewpoints through assignments, primary sources, and/or classroom-based discussion
  • Development of a site visit or speaker series with global business, policy, and thought leaders within a course 
  • Other forms of original, globally-focused teaching in the classroom

We invite all faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, clinical, Professor of Practice, lecturer, adjunct, or Ph.D. student) for this award.  The award winners will be chosen and announced in May 2016.  To be nominated, an instructor must meet the following criteria:

  • The person must be a member of the Robert H. Smith School of Business faculty or a Smith School instructor. Adjunct faculty and doctoral students are also eligible. (Faculty members from other academic units are not eligible.)
  • The person must have taught during one or more of the past three years at the Smith School. Nominations are only accepted for teaching that the person has done within the past three years.

The Teaching Enhancement Committee asks that faculty members do not nominate themselves.