Internationalization Awards for Binghamton University
Binghamton University has received six national awards for significant achievement in comprehensive internationalization.
The citations below provide additional information regarding these honors.
NASULGC: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
P. Malone International Leadership Award
The NASULGC Commission on International Programs has selected Dr. Lois B. DeFleur, President of Binghamton
University as a recipient of the 2007 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. The awards were established
in 2000 to provide national recognition for a career of outstanding contributions that furthers international education of
state and land-grant institutions. This award is meant to provide national recognition for individuals who have made significant
contributions to international programs rather than those who have had a long career of international responsibilities. The
Commission's role is to help campuses internationalize and build global competence. The Malone award is a vital part
of this strategy.
NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Best Practices Award 2007
Honorable Mention in the Category of International Programming
Binghamton University's Division of Student Affairs has received national recognition for its leadership
in providing programming for the Turkish Dual-Diploma students to foster their academic success and integration into
campus life. Each year up to 200 Dual-Diploma students are in residence at Binghamton. The innovative programming, recognized through
this award, is based on a collaboration between the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to offer orientation
programs, workshops, residential life programs and celebrations, all of which enable the Turkish students to connect with
resources on campus and with other students for cross-cultural understanding and friendship.
See the following link for additional information about NASPA's International Best Practices Award: http://www.naspa.org/communities/kc/page.cfm?kcpageID=95&kcid=8
Institute of International Education
Andrew Heiskell Awards For Innovation in
The State University of New York's dual-diploma program with Turkey received the prestigious Andrew Heiskell
Award for International Exchange Partnerships in January 2007 from the Institute of International Education.
The dual-diploma program won the award for International Exchange Partnerships, which recognizes institutions
for developing innovative and effective collaborative programs with counterparts abroad. Binghamton University has played
a central role in the dual-diploma program's success.
The University has enrolled more Turkish students and offers more areas of study to them than any of the
other six participating SUNY campuses.
Students typically spend freshman and junior years at their home campus and their sophomore and senior years
abroad. The program exposes the students to two cultures and two educational systems. Students enrolled in the dual- Turkish
institutions and as a result receive a diploma from each school.
IIE's Heiskell Award Announcement
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization
In January 2004 Binghamton University was recognized for outstanding achievements in internationalization
by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Binghamton was designated as one of five institutions nationally where an
international perspective permeates the institutional culture. The project, titled Internationalizing the Campus 2004: Profiles
of Success at Colleges and Universities, was sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The other institutions receiving this award were Bellevue Community
College (WA), Duke University (Durham, NC), St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. The nature of the NAFSA competition allowed Binghamton to draw attention to new developments on the campus and in particular
to showcase both the work that has been done in the Division of Academic Affairs and in the Division of Students Affairs.
NAFSA will publish a report profiling each winner which will be disseminated to member institutions internationally.
Inside BU article http://inside.binghamton.edu/news/newspage.cgi?issue=2004jan22&id=3
Institute of International Education
Andrew Heiskell Award for Languages Across the Curriculum
In January 2004 the Institute of International Education (IIE) selected Binghamton University's Languages
Across the Curriculum (LxC) program as a winner in the Internationalizing the Campus category, to receive an Honorable Mention
for 2003-2004 in the annual competition for the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. LxC was
identified as a "best practice" in campus internationalization. IIE created these annual awards in 2001 to promote and honor
the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIE Network member universities and colleges. Languages
Across the Curriculum promotes use of languages other than English in non-language courses by employing international graduate
students as Language Resource Specialists. LRSs lead weekly discussions of substitute assignments they prepare. The course
instructor, who need not know the language, oversees content, while LxC staff oversee pedagogy. The cultural and academic
knowledge of international students enables LxC to provide unique intercultural perspectives in disciplines ranging from biology
to international business to theatre.
LxC participation predicts post-graduation use of languages. Since its founding in 1991 nearly 3300 undergraduates
and 189 international graduate students have done LxC in 163 courses using 16 languages. See IIE's Heiskell Award Press Release.
American Council on Education
Promising Practices Award for Excellence in Comprehensive Internationalization
The American Council on Education (ACE) launched a major competition in Spring 2000 to identify institutions
with outstanding records of comprehensive internationalization in their undergraduate programs. The project, "Promising Practices:
Institutional Models of Comprehensive Internationalization," was supported by the Carnegie Foundation of New York. In Fall
2000, after a very competitive process, Binghamton University and Indiana University (Bloomington) were selected as models
for research universities
The other designees were Missouri Southern State College (Joplin), Appalachian State University (Boone, NC),
Beaver College (Glenside, PA), Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), Kapi'olani Community College (Honolulu, HI), and Tidewater
Community College, (Virginia Beach, VA).
These eight institutions participated in an 18-month project called "Promising Practices: Institutional Models
of Comprehensive Internationalization" to document strategies, innovations, and good practices for enhancing internationalization.
Among the activities was the development of a self-audit instrument to help other institutions assess their current practices
and advance their own agendas for internationalization. Learn more about Binghamton's roles in the ACE project.
Excerpt from Binghamton's "Promising Practices" Proposal
ACE Promising Practices website