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Seeking submissions for Innovative Practices award

October 07, 2009

The University Design Consortium at Arizona State University is accepting submissions for the 2010 International Awards for Innovative Practices in Higher Education.

The Consortium created these awards to honor the most innovative and successful models under way at universities throughout the world. The awards showcase higher education projects and programs in four thematic areas:

Community Engagement/Regional Development - Recognizing innovative collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities, for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity

Internationalization - Recognizing innovative curricular joint ventures, such as study abroad; dual degree programs; institutional partnerships; international awareness; and hosting international faculty and students

Sustainability - Recognizing innovative programs and projects that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

Organizational Design - Recognizing innovative university reorganization/structure to meet the challenges facing our world in the 21st century

ASU encourages academic leaders, community leaders, and policy makers to submit projects and programs.

The review panel includes Rob Melnick, Executive Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University; Jaana Puukka, Analyst in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Programme on International Management in Higher Education; Jian Shi, Professor of English and Vice President of Sichuan University, China; and David Shulenburger, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Washington, D.C.

Deadline for submissions is Jan. 4, 2010. For submission guidelines and applications, visit For more information, contact Elodie Billionniere at