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Excellence in Global Programs

The D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs was established in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 1988 to honor University of Georgia alumnus D.W. Brooks, who devoted his professional life to improving the quality of society through continued service and support of agriculture, agribusiness, and the environment. Mr. Brooks was a graduate and faculty member of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Purpose

The purpose of the Global Programs Award is to foster faculty development by recognizing exceptional creativity and sustained excellence in international education and globalization. The award aims to recognize faculty who have made a significant contribution to internationalizing the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' curriculum, development of academic and scholarly programs, conducted scholarly inquiry or outreach, or demonstrated superior leadership in program development or administration, which has had a significant impact on international culture or economic globalization.

The impact of the faculty's achievement should be readily measurable and affirmable through peer assessment, by industry, state or local governmental officials.

Normally, one Brooks award shall be given in alternate years (beginning in 1998) for excellence in global programs. Beginning in 1996, the recipient shall receive a plaque and a $5,000 cash award from the D.W. Brooks Endowment Fund.

Eligibility

Eligibility for the award shall be limited to current tenure-track faculty who have been employed in a tenure-track position for at least five (5) years at the time the award is received. Past recipients of the award are not eligible for renomination.

Process and Deadline

Each academic unit may submit the dossier of one nominee to the Office of the Dean and Director. Each department may develop its own procedures for identifying all potentially qualified applicants, but such a procedure must include a review of all applicants by a designated peer faculty review committee. The nomination must be endorsed and forwarded to the Dean and Director by the department head or designated senior faculty representative.

All nominations should be received by the deadline of July 10.

All nominations should be forwarded electronically to caesdean@uga.edu in PDF format.

The nomination packet should include the D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence Nomination Form, a written statement addressing the nominee's worthiness for consideration (not to exceed three double spaced pages), a résumé, and an appendix of supporting documentation. The appendix will typically include supporting letters from professional peers, community or state leaders, and students. The nomination packet should not exceed 25 pages.

The Brooks Award Review Committee will review all dossiers and recommend to the Chair of the Executive Committee the recipient for the annual award. The Chair of the Executive Committee will forward the name of the nominee to the Dean and Director. Only the Dean and Director only shall make public the name of the recipient.

Candidates who were not chosen for the award are welcome to update their packets and submit for the following year.

Award Review Committee

The Dean and Director shall appoint annually a review committee of senior faculty, including the previous year's recipient of the Global Programs Award, to screen all dossiers and to make recommendations to the Executive Committee. All votes shall be by secret ballot, and shall be recorded and maintained by the Executive Committee.

Presentation

The award will be presented at the D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards ceremony. Information about award recipients will be archived on the CAES website.