Office of e-Learning

Excellence in e-Learning Award

Call for Nominations and Faculty Reviewers

The Excellence in e-Learning award recognizes faculty members for outstanding online course design and delivery. Winners are selected by a committee of volunteer faculty reviewers and instructional designers from the Office of e-Learning. Courses are rated using the Quality Matters rubric. Faculty members are encouraged to nominate a course or volunteer to be a course reviewer. 

Faculty members with nominated courses must self-evaluate by completing the Quality Matters rubric with justifications as part of the required submission materials. Each course nominated will be reviewed by 2 - 4 faculty members. The Office of e-Learning will compile the results and announce the winner at the beginning of Fall semester.

The Office of e-Learning staff will conduct training on the Quality Matters rubric for volunteer faculty reviewers. Each faculty reviewer will be assigned 1 - 2 courses to evaluate, depending on how many courses are nominated. The reviewers will have approximately 2 months to complete the evaluation.

 

Nature of Award and Recognition

The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in online and web-enhanced course design. There shall be one Excellence in e-learning award recipient each year. Announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the Fall Faculty meeting.

The recipient of the Excellence in e-Learning Award will receive a $1000 stipend, plaque, and campus wide recognition. 

 

Procedures for Nomination and Selection

Please submit nominations via e-mail to e-learning@uncw.edu by December 7, 2018.

Any faculty member may nominate another faculty member or themselves via a letter to the office of e-learning (e-learning@uncw.edu) stating the basis for his/her nomination based on the following requirements:

  1. Full-time or part-time faculty teaching a fully online or blended course
  2. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty teaching a fully online or blended course
  3. Innovative and/or effective use of instructional technologies
  4. Nominees must submit a self-evaluation of their course using the QM rubric to be considered by February 23, 2018.

Want to help name the next Excellence in eLearning Award recipient? Interested to see how other faculty are designing their online courses? Curious about the nature of QM and quality course design? Apply to be a reviewer!  Email elearning@uncw.edu for more details!

 

Criteria for Nomination and Selection

The criteria for nomination are outlined in the Quality Matters Rubric.

For more detailed information about the rubric including annotations and examples please contact elearning@uncw.edu. 

Previous Winners

To view a list of all past award recipients, please visit the Academic Affairs Awards site.

Elizabeth Gazza - College of Health and Human Services, 2017


Megan Blumenthal - College of Arts and Sciences, 2016


Dr. Ashlee Balena - College of Arts and Sciences, 2015


Salena Rabidoux - Watson College of Education, 2014


Dr. Elizabeth Crawford - Watson College of Education, 2013