Studies and the Offices
of the Dean of Students sponsor the WI-Global Undergraduate
Paper Award to encourage and recognize academic excellence
in the area of global studies, as well as to recognize our faculty's
efforts in training students as global citizens.
Two awards will be given each
semester for papers written for a Global Studies course. Awardees
will receive a $125 University Bookstore Gift Certificate. All nominees
will receive a certificate of recognition. Instructors who nominate
the winning papers will each receive reimbursements for research
Only papers written by undergraduates
for courses included in Global
Studies Course Listing are eligible to be nominated for
the award. (Faculty members: to have a course considered for inclusion
on the Global Studies course list, please complete the course
submission form.) Paper topics can be from any academic
discipline in any UW school or college. Only continuing students
are eligible to have their work considered for the award (i.e. graduating
seniors cannot have their work nominated).
deadline to submit papers for consideration for the Spring 2009
awards was Friday, May 29.
Course instructors can nominate
one paper per course and email it to WI-Global along with a copy
of the course syllabus (see below). Nominations should be made on
the basis of the paper's successful fulfillment of the requirements
for the course and expectations from the specific assignment.
Nominated papers will be evaluated
on the following criteria:
- The paper reflects a rigorous and sincere engagement with a
particular theme, concept, phenomenon, or aspect of contemporary
- The paper makes an effective and convincing argument for the
consideration of its topic as a matter of global concern.
- The paper combines original thinking with a judicious acknowledgement
of the scholarship in the field and/or engagement with the reading
materials for the course.
If you have questions regarding
the award, nominating procedure, etc, please
a paper for consideration.
Be sure to attach a copy of both the paper and course syllabus.