A professional distinction conferred by the OLC Board of Directors for exemplary leadership in online learning.
Recognition as an OLC Fellow is conferred upon individual members of the Online Learning Consortium by the OLC Board of Directors for outstanding work with online learning, extraordinary contributions to the field, and/or distinguished service to OLC. Special attention is given to an individual’s contributions in one or more areas represented by the OLC Pillars. Fellow recognition is an honor that an individual cannot seek. Rather, a nomination must be initiated by another OLC Fellow, an OLC individual member, or an individual affiliated with an OLC member institution.
Recipients will be recognized at the next OLC Accelerate conference and on the OLC website, and will receive a complimentary ticket to the OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception at the conference.
Nominations and Submissions
Fellow recognition is an honor that an individual cannot seek. Rather, a nomination must be initiated by another OLC Fellow, an OLC individual member, or an individual affiliated with an OLC institution.
A Fellow Selection Committee will be appointed by the President of OLC and will have responsibility for managing the nomination process, for evaluating all nominations submitted, and for recommending a limited number of candidates to the Board of Directors for selection. The Fellow Selection Committee receives nominations, reviews credentials and recommends candidates for approval by the OLC Board of Directors.
OLC Fellow Nominations are evaluated on three primary criteria:
Nominee contributions to and accomplishments in the field of online learning
Nominee engagement and participation in the field of online learning
Nominee engagement and participation with the Online Learning Consortium
Materials required for nomination:
A detailed description of how the nominee meets the evaluation criteria.
Three supporting letters that address the nominee’s qualifications for this award. No more than two letters may be from the same institution or community and none may be from current OLC Board Members, Fellows Selection Committee, OLC staff, or nominator.
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.