Faculty awarded 2009 International Educator of the Year
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recently the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) announced the recipients of the 2009 International Educator of the Year Award. The senior faculty recipient is Arthur A. Teixeira, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Science/IFAS. The junior faculty recipient is Guolong Lai, assistant professor of art history, College of Fine Arts.
The International Center established this award to recognize outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members, in order to support UF’s strategic goal of internationalizing the campus and curriculum. A committee was established to judge nominees for the award. Each college was asked to nominate two candidates in the categories of tenured and untenured/recently tenured. Each college was free to develop their own review process, but nominations were endorsed by the deans. Consideration was given to three main factors: research, teaching and service.
The Awards Reception will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Keene Faculty Center. Provost Joe Glover will present the awards to all winners. For additional information and biographical information of winners, visit www.ufic.ufl.edu.