2018 FAU Excellence in eLearning Awards

Purpose:

2018 Excellence in eLearning Winner Badge

2018 Excellence in eLearning Award digital badge

This event celebrates the outstanding Florida Atlantic University faculty and administrators dedicated to innovation, student success, and faculty development in online education. The FAU Excellence in eLearning Awards have raised awareness of the FAU eLearning Community of Practice since 2016.

Awards:

2018 FAU Excellence in eLearning Award: Full-Time Faculty

2018 FAU Excellence in eLearning Award: Adjunct Faculty

  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Recognition – Presented at the 2018 Teaching with Technology Showcase
  • $1,000 stipend

2018 FAU Excellence in eLearning Award: Leadership

  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Recognition- Presented at the 2018 Teaching with Technology Showcase
  • $2,500 stipend

Who is eligible to participate?

Full-Time Faculty: FAU Full-time faculty member currently teaching at least one fully-online course (80% or more online)

Adjunct Faculty: FAU Adjunct faculty member currently teaching at least one fully-online course (80% or more online)

Leadership: FAU Dean, Department Chair, Program Coordinator, Faculty member who has chaired a distance learning committee at the college level or higher.

Criteria:

Nomination Rules:

  • FAU faculty may self-nominate, or nominate other FAU faculty members.
  • FAU Center for eLearning staff may not nominate or provide any service that might give unfair advantage to any nominee. We love all of our eFaculty, so we remain impartial throughout this process.
  • Nominees may only participate in one category per year.
  • Previous eLearning Award winners may participate in a new category each year.
    Example: Dr. Y won the Adjunct Faculty Award in 2017. Dr. Y may participate in the Full-Time Faculty Award category in 2018.

Nomination / Application process:

  • Submit the name and college of a nominee via online form.
  • FAU Center for eLearning will invite each nominee into a Canvas course, designed for the relevant award category.
  • Nominees will submit all items via “Assignment” pages in the Canvas course. Instructions, guidelines for success, Help resources, and rubrics are attached to each “Assignment” page.
  • The Badgr LTI in Canvas will automatically issue a 2018 FAU Excellence in eLearning Awards Nominee digital badge to each participant when all items have been submitted via the Canvas course.
  • All items for nomination applications must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas “Assignment” pages by Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:59 pm Boca Raton time. The Canvas Assignment pages will close automatically at that time. No submissions will be possible after the stated due date.

Selection Process:

  • 2018 FAU Excellence in eLearning Awards Committee members will evaluate the items submitted in each category, using the rubrics attached to each item.
  • CeL will notify the winners and nominees via email, Canvas Conversations and Canvas Announcements.
  • Dr. Victoria Brown will present certificates to Award Winners and take promotional photos at the 2018 Teaching with Technology Showcase, Friday, April 20, 2018 on the Davie Campus. All winners and nominees are encouraged to participate.

Committee members may include:

  • FAU eLearning Advisory Board members
  • Past FAU Excellence in eLearning Award winners
  • Members of the Florida Distance Learning Association Board or Conference Planning Committee
  • Representatives from the Office of the Provost
  • Highly qualified members of the Florida Higher Education eLearning Community of Practice

Committee members may not include:

  • Employees of the FAU Center for eLearning
  • Anyone who writes a Letter of Support for a nominee may not participate in the applicable category.
    Example: Dr. W writes a Letter of Support for a nominee in the Adjunct Faculty category. Dr. W may participate in the Full-Time Faculty or Leadership category selection process as a committee member.
  • Current nominees may not participate in the applicable category as a committee member.
    Example: Dr. Q is a nominee in the Leadership category. Dr. Q may participate in the Adjunct Faculty or Full-Time Faculty category selection process as a committee member.

Getting Help:

For clarification or assistance, please contact the 2018 eLearning Awards Coordinator, Kathy McPherson kmcpher1@fau.edu.

2018 Winners

Dr. Victoria Brown speaks with Dr. Janice Cerveny, winner of the 2018 Full-time Faculty award.

Dr. Victoria Brown speaks with Todd Price, winner of the 2018 Adjunct Faculty award.

Dr. Victoria Brown speaks with Dr. Mary Cameron, winner of the 2018 Leadership award.

Dr. Victoria Brown sits Dr. Mary Kay Boyd, winner of the 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award.

2017 eLearning Awards

2016 eLearning Awards

Nomination Form

2018 FAU Teaching with Technology Showcase