Seeking submissions for Innovative Practices award

<p>The University Design Consortium at Arizona State University is accepting submissions for the 2010 International Awards for Innovative Practices in Higher Education.</p><p>The Consortium created these awards to honor the most innovative and successful models under way at universities throughout the world. The awards showcase <i>higher education projects and programs</i><i> </i>in four thematic areas: </p> <p><b>Community Engagement/Regional Development - </b>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</p> <p><b>Internationalization - </b>Recognizing innovative curricular joint ventures, such as study abroad; dual degree programs; institutional partnerships; international awareness; and hosting international faculty and students</p> <p><b>Sustainability - </b>Recognizing innovative programs and projects that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs</p> <p><b>Organizational Design - </b>Recognizing innovative university reorganization/structure to meet the challenges facing our world in the 21st century</p> <p>ASU encourages academic leaders, community leaders, and policy makers to submit projects and programs. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Deadline for submissions is Jan. 4, 2010. For submission guidelines and applications, visit <a href="http://universitydesign.asu.edu/udcawards" title="http://universitydesign.asu.edu/udcawards">http://universitydesign.asu.e.... For more information, contact Elodie Billionniere at <a href="mailto:EBillion@asu.edu">EBillion@asu.edu</a>.</p>