• The Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching

The Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching

The purpose of this annual award is to recognize faculty who use online learning technology effectively through good practices in course design, innovative use of technologies that transcend traditional classroom instruction and engage students, and commitment to providing a quality education to students.

Prize

Award recipient receives a $1,000 reward and a trophy. The recipient’s name is engraved on a plaque listing previous winners on display in the J.D. Williams Library.

Eligibility

Any faculty that taught a fully online course (indicated as a Web section) during all instances of Intersession 2015, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, and Fall 2015 are eligible for the 2015 Paragon Award.

Criteria

The nominee must exhibit:

  • good practices in course design;
  • innovative use of technologies that transcend traditional classroom instruction and engage students; and
  • commitment to providing a quality education to students.
Submission

Submission for the 2015 Paragon Award opens on November 17, 2015.

Instructor must complete the 2015 Paragon Award Submission form. Attach the course syllabus and a narrative statement of approximately 200-300 words for each criterion describing how your course meets or exceeds the criteria. Be sure to include the location(s) of the components within your Blackboard course to demonstrate your points. Evidence from the course may be included in the narrative such as screen shots, examples of student interaction, etc., especially for areas that may not be accessible by committee members in Blackboard.

Deadline

Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 11, 2016 to be considered for the 2015 Paragon Award.

Award Presentation

TBA

Previous Award Recipients

2014
2013

2012
2011
2010

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