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Ready for the World Citation

Nomination Deadline

  • February 1, 2019


In 2005, the University of Tennessee submitted a Quality Enhancement Plan for SACS Reaccreditation that has since become known on campus as the Ready for the World program. The goals for student learning through this program envision that every UT undergraduate student will: recognize, understand, and celebrate the complexities of cultures and people; exhibit competence in cross-cultural communication, both domestic and international; demonstrate the capacity to think critically about international and intercultural issues; understand that knowledge is global; and a exhibit passion for lifelong engagement with global learning.

In recognition of those who have dedicated time and energy toward meeting these challenging goals, a Ready for the World Citation will be presented at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. Recipients of the citation will have completed innovative and exceptional work that enhances international and intercultural awareness among UTK undergraduates. The work may have been completed by an individual or by a collaborative team. The awardee(s) may be faculty members, staff members, or students. Awardee(s) will receive a certificate of achievement and a $2,500 monetary award; if multiple individuals share the citation, the monetary award will be divided equally among all awardees.

Nominations should be submitted by the head of an academic department or the director of a university program. However, all members of the campus community are invited to initiate a nomination by submitting information on behalf of a nominee to a department head or program director. The nomination document should consist of a one-page letter, written by a department head or other senior administrator, that describes the nominee’s work and impact upon undergraduate education. Nominees are also encouraged to submit a three-to-five-page summary of their work and explain how it addresses Ready for the World goals and how it impacts undergraduate students.

Programs with fewer than 500 employees and/or students directly connected with the unit, may submit one nomination. Larger units may submit up to three nominations. Nominations should be emailed to the Global Action Committee, c/o Amy Gregory at

The deadline for receipt of materials is by the close of business on February 1, 2019.