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Award for excellence in online education

UNCG’s Office of Online Learning and the Online Learning Committee announce the establishment of an annual award to honor a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the development and/or teaching of online courses at UNCG. The hope is to showcase outstanding teaching and to recognize development efforts that create engaging online learning experiences. The ultimate goal of this recognition is to promote innovation and improve the quality of UNCG online courses and programs.

This year’s award will be handed out at the Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony in April 2012. Nominations should be submitted no later than March 9, 2012. The award winner will receive an honorarium of $3000. An awards committee appointed by the Provost from the professional schools, the College, and the Office of Online Learning will evaluate the nominations. The Dean of the Division of Continual Learning will chair the committee.

Faculty winning the award will be asked to serve on the awards committee the following year. Additionally, the Office of Online Learning and/or the Online Learning Committee may elect to submit the award winner for further regional and national competitions.

Criteria:

  • The online course for which the faculty member is being nominated must have been developed and/or taught during the 2011 calendar year
  • Departments and programs should submit no more than one nomination per program
  • Only full-time faculty members are eligible; faculty teams are eligible if engaged in the same course
  • Students, staff, faculty members, or administrators may submit a nomination

Nomination packets should include:

  • A letter containing a general description of the course taught or developed; student comments; why this nomination exemplifies outstanding teaching; other innovations related to the teaching of the course.
  • Access to the course with passwords if needed, or screen shots of the course
  • Student evaluations
  • Letters of support may be submitted but are not required

Nominations (one per program) should be submitted through the department head. Please limit the nomination narrative to no more than three pages, attachments not included. Departments/units should email their submission directly to Michelle Solér (Senior Director, Division of Continual Learning) at mlsoler@uncg.edu. The submission deadline is March 9, 2012.