The Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award provides national recognition for faculty and staff non-practitioners1 who have made significant contributions to international education, either through innovative practices (Track I) or life-long impact (Track II).
The CII presents one award each year, rotating between the two tracks. For the 2023 award cycle, the award will be presented to an individual from an APLU member institution competing in the category of Track II: Impact.
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 under-explored areas of study, inquiry, and/or with under-represented regions of the world;
- Impact and scope of the individual’s efforts on advancing pervasive internationalization.
- Individuals nominated must currently be employed at an APLU-member institution.
It is the policy of the Commission on International Initiatives and its Malone Award Committee that selection of Malone Award winners 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.
“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 or staff 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.