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Malone International Leadership Award

The Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award

Nominations for 2019 will be accepted in the category of Track 2: Innovator. Nominations must be received by April 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Check back in January 2019 for a link to the application. 

About the Awards

The Michael P. Malone International Leadership Awards were established in 2000 to provide national recognition for a career of outstanding contributions to further international education at state and land-grant institutions. The Malone Awards honor those who further international education in public higher education and are dedicated to the memory of Michael P. Malone (1940-1999), who served as president of Montana State University from 1991 until his untimely death in 1999.

These awards provide national recognition for individuals who have made significant contributions to international programs, either through innovative practices or life-long impact. The awards are presented at the Commission on International Initiatives Summer Meeting each July.

To reflect the changing field of international education, including trends identified in the APLU report, A Pervasive Internationalization: A Renewed Call for Leadership, the tracks for the Malone Award have been redefined to recognize Innovators and Impacts of faculty non-practitioners1 to international education.

The following criteria are central to the Malone Award and will be considered in both tracks:

  • Commitment to advancing access and inclusion in internationalization efforts to under-served members of the university community;
  • Engagement with unexplored areas of study, inquiry, and/or with underrepresented regions of the world; 
  • Demonstrated impact beyond the individual.

Application and Criteria 

Track I: Innovator

This track seeks to recognize an individual who has implemented innovative practices that have contributed to the advancement of pervasive internationalization of APLU campuses through curriculum, study abroad, research, program models, or other areas that contribute to the development of global education at APLU-member universities.

Individuals nominated for recognition must have made fundamental contributions to the international activities of public and land-grant institutions and be able to show demonstrably the impact of the innovation. Individuals nominated for recognition must hold or have held a position at one or more APLU-member institutions for at least 2 years.

Criteria for the TRACK:

In addition to the criteria outlined above for both tracks, the Innovator track nomination criteria consists of:

A new impactful and ongoing opportunity (new within the last 5 years) for global education. For example, did the program result in an increased number of students who gained global competencies by the time of their graduation or increased the international mobility of students?

Evidence or proof of the concept and its results:

  • Does the concept or practice have a story to tell?
  • Quantitative or qualitative data supports the concept or practice as truly innovative? For instance, did it increase international student enrollment or participation in Study Abroad?
  • Did it gain broader adoption by another unit within the institution or by another college or university?
  • What is the impact of the innovative practice beyond the individual or the institution?

Track II: Impact (2019 Nomination Cycle)

This track seeks to recognize the lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions made by a faculty member at an APLU-member university toward furthering international programs on campus, nationally or internationally. The purpose of this track is to recognize faculty who do not have international activities or programs as a primary responsibility, but who through their advocacy and leadership, have advanced international programs for academic institutions throughout their career. Individuals nominated for recognition must hold or have held a position at one or more APLU-member institutions and must have been instrumental in promoting international programs, either through their institutional position or in other leadership capacities for at least 10 years.

In all categories individuals may be recognized for their accomplishments, either based on their cumulative record or for specific outstanding individual contributions. Accomplishments in all international activities may be considered. Contributions may have either impacted individual APLU-member universities or the APLU membership collectively. The Commission will announce the recipient of the Malone Awards in July and present the award at the annual summer meeting.

Criteria for the TRACK:

In addition to the criteria outlined above for both tracks, the Impact track nomination criteria consists of:

Measurable impact of programming and initiatives on student global competencies, faculty international engagement (e.g. higher number of individual grants, Fulbright scholarships received, etc.) or other programs contributing to pervasive internationalization efforts

Evidence or proof of the concept and its results:

  • Does the concept or practice have a story to tell?
  • Quantitative or qualitative data supports the concept or practice as truly impactful? For instance, did it increase international student enrollment or participation in Study Abroad?
  • Did it gain broader adoption by another unit within the institution or by another college or university?
  • What is the impact of the innovative practice beyond the individual or the institution?

The Nomination Requirements

The nominator should submit the following items

  • A short curriculum vitae, resume or bio sheet (5 pages maximum) with activities relevant to the award track of the person being nominated;
  • One nomination letter explaining why this person is deserving of the Malone Award, the period and positions the nominee was or has been involved in, and program(s) or activities that are the basis for the nomination;
  • 2-3 letters of support for the nomination;
  • Completed nomination questionnaire.

Deadlines and Submission process

The deadline for submission of materials is April 12, 2019. Check back in January 2019 for a link to the application. 

Please also direct any questions regarding the process to Devin Ferguson at dferguson@aplu.org.

All unsuccessful nominations will be retained and may be re-nominated, at the request of the nominator, for the next award period for that track.

1Non-Practitioner Note

It is the policy of the Commission on International Initiatives and its Malone Award Committee that selection of Malone Award winners should be based on contributions as “Non-Practitioners.” The Commission feels that there are other organizations and forums that recognize the work of “Practitioners.” Since this policy has led to some confusion about what is intended, the following clarification is provided. In addition, the nomination cover sheet asks for additional information to assist the Selection Committee.

“Non-Practitioners” hold positions where the primary responsibility of the individual is not the administration of international programs. Note that the position held by non-practitioners may be of a type which includes oversight, but not the direct administration of international programs. Therefore, non-practitioners are faculty who have made significant contributions to the innovation and impact of on- or off-campus international programs, projects or initiatives, but who do not have direct or major responsibilities for international program offices or the programs administered by those offices.

It is possible that Malone Award nominees may have worked in international programs as a “Practitioner,” but then left such roles of direct involvement in international programs and subsequently made significant contributions to international activities. An example would be an international program administrator (Practitioner) who became a university president or chancellor (Non-Practitioner). Such individuals can be nominated for the Malone Award based on contributions made in their “Non-Practitioner” but not their “Practitioner” roles.

MICHAEL P. MALONE AWARD WINNERS

2018 Dr. Robert Klimek, teaching professor and music director, and Dr. Catherine Skokan, associate professor emerita of engineering, Colorado School of Mines 

2017 Dr. Lance MathesonAssociate Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2016 Dr. Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida

2015 Dr. Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, Professor and Director of Global Health at The Ohio State University

2014 Dr. Amit Chakma, President and Vice-Chancellor, Western University; Dr. Krishnaswami Srihari, Dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University
Dr. Robin Reid, Director of the Endowed Center for Collaborative Conservation, Colorado State University

2013 Dr. Thomas Buchanan, President, University of Wyoming; Dr. Hai-Lung Dai, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Temple University; Dr. Mark Gregory Robson, Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs and Professor of Entomology, Rutgers University

2012 Dr. Liz Grobsmith, Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic and International Initiatives, Northern Arizona University; Dr. Daniel C. Clay, Director of Global Programs in Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Senior Associate to the Dean, Michigan State University

2011 Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, President, Temple University; Dr. Vishwanath (Vish) Prasad, Vice President for Research, University of North Texas; Dr. Peter Koehn, Professor, Political Science, The University of Montana

2010 Dr. Charles W. Steger, President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Dr. Robert J. Jones, Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration, University of Minnesota
Dr. Barbara J. Stoecker, Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University

2009 Ronald M. Berkman, Chancellor, Cleveland State University; Richard H. Herman, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mary Ann Littrell, Head, Department of Merchandising and Design, Colorado State University

2008 David H. Allen, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; John W. Head, Professor of Law, The University of Kansas; Robert J. Reinstein,Professor of Law, Temple University

2007 Lois B. DeFleur, President, Binghamton University, State University of New York;Richard E. Ewing, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University
Diane Holland Rickerl, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, South Dakota State University

2006 Brady J. Deaton, President, University of Missouri, Columbia; James W. Jones, Distinguished Professor, IFAS, University of Florida

2005 Alicia Skinner Cook, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University; Daniel O. Bernstine, President Emeritus, Portland State University

2004 Ronald Henry, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia State University; John Grandin, Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Director of International Engineering Programs, University of Rhode Island

2003 Nancy Marlin, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, San Diego State University; Michael H. Stitsworth, Associate Director of International Programs in Agriculture, Purdue University; 
Linda L. Vallade, International Academic Programs Specialist, Purdue University

2002 Irvin D. Reid, President, Wayne State University; Vivian Paul, Associate Dean for International Programs, Professor of Architecture, Texas A&M University 

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