John Weidman - Awards and Honors
Emeritus Faculty

Best Book Award for 2017, Honorable Mention: Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Higher Education Special Interest Grouop

Mar 2017
Jacob, W. James, Stewart E. Sutin, John C. Weidman, & John L. Yeager (Eds.). Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice . Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2015.

Exemplary Educator Award

Dec 20, 2016
Government of Mongolia, Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports: Exemplary Educator Award “for outstanding contributions to the development of Mongolian education.” I was nominated by colleagues at the National University of Mongolia for research, technical assistance, and advising of Mongolian graduate students since 1992. Two of my Mongolian PhD students have received “Best Dissertation Awards” from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG).

UNESCO Regional Center for Quality and Excellence in Education (RCQE), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Advisory Board Member

The Regional Center for Quality and Excellence in Education (RCQE) was established in October 25th, 2014 under the auspice of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a category II Center and based on the establishment agreement concluded between the Kingdom of Saudi Aribia and the UNESCO. The establishment of the Center is an attempt from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to significantly support the UNESCO humanitarian mission to promote the positivity in people's lives. This initiative represents the commitment of the UNESCO and the Kingdom to secure the "Right to Education for All" and quality and excellent education to all four corners of the world, as it is a milestone of the global sustainable development.
The Center aims at disseminating the culture of quality and excellence in educational systems through developing policies based on the best international experiences and research findings in this field in addition to training programs necessary for promoting the awareness of these trends in the Arab educational institutes.
From RCQE perspective, Quality refers to the processes involved in the sustainable development of educational services, and the institutional consistency to promote learning processes and outcomes to a higher level of quality. Within the same context, Excellence is the final outcome of these ongoing quality processes, which is reflected on the human acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, with the ability and desire to pursue education. Excellence delineates cultural values through critical thinking, international understanding, tolerance and coexistence with different cultures, religions and societies.

Visiting Research Fellow (Professor), Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan

Oct 1, 2011

Fall Term, 2011; conducted research on patterns and trends in literature in the field of comparative and international development education; contributed to seminars; participated in African Educational Research Forum at Waseda University, Tokyo; and made presentations on development of education in Mongolia at Kobe University and Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Chapter in volume receiving Best Book Award for 2010: Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Higher Education Special Interest Group

Mar 2010

John C. Weidman & Adiya Enkhjargal (Diffendal), “Corruption in Higher Education,” in David P. Baker & Alexander W. Wiseman (Eds.), The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education (pp. 63-88). Bingley, UK: JAI Press, Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd., 2008.

Guest Professor, Beijing Normal University, China

May 1, 2007
Awarded 5-year designation as "Guest Professor."

Council of Graduate Students in Education "Extra Mile Award"

Mar 24, 1999
Award “For Going the Extra Mile in Support of the Academic and Professional Growth of Graduate Students in the School of Education"

UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Research

Sep 15, 1993
Visiting Professorship at Maseno University College, Kenya

Fulbright Scholar

Oct 1, 1986
Visiting Professor in the Sociology of Education, Universität Augsburg, Germany
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