Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching

This award recognizes an OLC member institution that has developed and delivered an outstanding, comprehensive program for faculty professional development in online teaching.

Recipients will be recognized at the OLC Accelerate conference with a commemorative plaque and will receive a complimentary ticket to the OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception at the conference.

Nominations and Submissions

The Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching Award is evaluated on three primary criteria:

Effectiveness: The program has led to faculty developing and teaching large numbers of high-quality online courses.

Scope of Impact: The program has been implemented institution-wide or within a significantly large segment of the institution.

Faculty Satisfaction: The program activities have maintained a high level of faculty satisfaction.

Materials required for submission:

  • A detailed description of the comprehensive faculty development program that summarizes the program structure and provides evidence of how the program meets the award criteria.
  • Supporting documentation demonstrating program development, implementation, and/or outcomes. Documentation may include but is not limited to assessment data, web address and/or screenshots, sample course pages, videos, or other evidence of quality.
  • Three letters of support demonstrating how this program addresses the three evaluation criteria.

Timeline of Important Dates:
June 10, 2019: Nominations due by 11:59pm ET
August 2, 2019: Nominees notified of award decisions
September 25, 2019: Deadline for award recipients to register for OLC Accelerate conference*
November 19, 2019: Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception at OLC Accelerate, 5-7pm ET*

*Conference attendance is not required to accept the award. If attending, registration must be completed by the deadline. Unless specified in the award, conference expenses are not included. All award recipients will be provided with a complimentary ticket to the Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception if attending the conference.

See Past awardees here

For additional information, please contact:

Lynette O’Keefe
Director, Research Center
Online Learning Consortium
Email: OLCawards@onlinelearning-c.org

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