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The Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching

The Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching

The Office of Academic Outreach presents its 7th annual Paragon Award. The purpose of this 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 2016, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, and Fall 2016 are eligible for the 2016 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 period for the 2016 Paragon Award has ended.

Announcement of Award Recipient

The Office of Academic Outreach will recognize the 2016 Paragon Award recipient during spring 2017 semester. More information TBD.