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