In 2001, the Institute of International Education created IIE Andrew Heiskell award to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. The IIE particularly praises innovative initiatives or programs that address a specific need, remove institutional barriers, and broaden the base of participation in international teaching and learning on campus.
Moreover, the winning initiative does not have to be the biggest or oldest. It should bring innovative approaches and new resources to bear on addressing a need or taking advantage of a new opportunity. By recognizing excellence and innovation, IIE hopes to encourage the expansion and creation of programs based on these successful models. For 2020 there are four award categories, which will recognize the awardees as part of the IIE Best Practices Conference in New York City on March 19-20, 2020.
Internationalizing the Campus
Advancing the curriculum development, fostering international opportunities, integrating industry, and driving the internationalization of the campus through creative programming.
Providing innovative programs and services to make study abroad accessible and equitable for a broader student population.
Best Practices in International Partnerships
Recognizing strategic, comprehensive and innovative international partnership efforts that demonstrate strong, sustainable linkages among higher education institutions or other counterparts such as government, local community, NGOs.
Internationalizing the Community College Campus
Creating innovative programs and services to make international opportunities accessible to community college students.
The IIE Best Practices Conference will recognize the winning programs as well as reward them in the conference. Further, the IIE website and IIENetworker magazine will showcase the winning programs. Also, the IIE will reward the winners of Andrew Heiskell International Education with an award certificate, a $1,000 prize. Further, the organizers will also compensate for the travel costs to NYC for the formal Awards Ceremony.
Only IIENetwork Member Institutions are eligible to apply for the 2020 IIE Andrew Heiskell International Education Award. However, non-members can register the to join IIENetwork in order to submit a nomination for the Awards. U.S. applicants, as well as international (non-U.S.) members, are welcome to apply.
Selection Committees of the Heiskell Award will assess the nomination in the Fall, and contact the winners at the end of the year.
In selecting winners, the Selection Panel considers the degree to which the program achieves success in some of the following areas. However, not all of these guidelines are applicable to each program.
Nominate a teaching institution for the 2020 Andrew Heiskell International Education Award requires completing and submitting the online application from. While filling up the application form, the candidates must provide a summary of the program. Further, the candidates should provide a complete description of the program and its impact.
Also, the candidates should attach a signed letter from the President, Chief Academic Officer or SIO endorsing your program’s nomination.
The Institute of International Education accepts nomination application until October 19, 2019. Applications are invalid should they arrive after the deadline.