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Excellence in Online Education Award

The Excellence in Online Education Award is awarded annually to a UNCW instructor who has demonstrated outstanding, multi-faceted contributions to online teaching and learning in the past academic year. The winner, as determined by a review committee comprised of fellow UNCW instructors, will receive a $1,000 stipend, an official letter and certificate of recognition, a commemorative item for their office, and helpful feedback from the award review process.

  • Eligibility
    A UNCW instructor is eligible for nomination if they:  
    • Have taught a fully online course in the past 18 months 
    • Designed and developed the course they intend to submit as part of their nomination portfolio.  
  • Award Evaluation Criteria

    The review committee will evaluate nominees and provide helpful feedback on the following criteria categories: 

    • Course Design 
    • Course Facilitation 
    • Innovative Online Practice 
    • Continuous Improvement 
    • Student Voice 
  • Nominations

    For more detailed information or to nominate a colleague or yourself, please visit the nomination application via InfoReady. Nominations close on November 30, 2022.  

    Once the nomination window closes, DEeL will contact all nominees with additional information regarding the submission of nomination portfolios. Please contact elearning@uncw.edu if you have any questions.

  • Faculty Review Committee

    A review committee comprised of UNCW faculty volunteers will collectively determine the winner of the award by evaluating each nomination portfolio on the following five categories: course design, facilitation, innovative online practice, continuous improvement, and student voice.

    As a reviewer, you will be provided with a supporting Canvas site which will include instructions on the review process as well as helpful resources for each evaluation category. You will also have the chance to attend a 30-minute Zoom Q&A session at the beginning of the review phase. The review phase will run from Mid-March to May 31, 2023.

    If you are interested in serving or learning more, please complete this brief form. Please contact elearning@uncw.edu if you have any questions.