Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence in Online Education

Nominations Open on June 8
Nominations Close on August 1

This award recognizes individuals achieving extraordinary accomplishments in the field of online education at an early stage in their careers. Presented annually, this award is presented to individuals forty years of age and younger who have made significant contributions to online education. Nominees should be known for leadership activities, service to the profession, scholarly publications, and/or contributions to advancing the field. This award consists of a commemorative plaque and a check for $2000.

Award Criteria

Leadership Activities: The nominee has demonstrated leadership in the field of online education at the institutional, local, regional, national, and/or international level.

Service: The nominee has performed a significant number and variety of activities that demonstrate service to the field of online education and its constituent community.

Contributions to Advancing the Field: The nominee’s work has contributed significantly to the overall advancement of online education.

Scholarly Research and Writing: The nominee has published work that has increased knowledge, and/or contributed to improving practice for the scholarly and/or practitioner communities within the field of online education.

Supporting Letters: The supporting letters address the nominee’s achievements in the field of online education.

Required Award Documentation

  • The nominee’s vita.
  • A detailed description of the nominee’s individual achievements related to online education and how they fulfill the award criteria.
  • Three letters of support, including letters from at least one faculty member and one administrator.


For additional information, please contact:

Jill Buban, Ph.D
Online Learning Consortium
Senior Director, Research & Innovation