During International Education Week, we like to honor the “study” part of study abroad by recognizing our outstanding faculty with the IES Abroad Faculty Awards. This year’s winners are exceptional, and continue to raise the (already high) bar for academic programming in the field.
Michael Adewumi, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, highlighted why the Faculty Awards are so vital to IES Abroad's mission:
“Academic excellence is the cornerstone of IES Abroad, and the faculty is its key proponent. It is therefore heartwarming and reaffirming to receive the outpouring of accolades and appreciation showered by our students on the nominees for our Instructor of the Year, and Excellence in Teaching Awards. Each one is a testament to the academic rigor, dedication, and care that our excellent faculty members around the globe bring to the classroom every day.”
The selection committee received more than 500 student nominations for their favorite faculty members. The committee, comprised of representatives from U.S. colleges and universities as well as IES Abroad’s Academic Council, reviewed the nominations alongside class evaluations, Center Director’s letters of support, and course syllabi to select the award winners. All three of our winners received multiple nominations.