The Instructional Technology Council would like to give you the opportunity to recognize your staff for their tremendous hard work, excellent service to your students, and quality eLearning courses. The deadline to nominate a colleague or distance learning program to receive special recognition for excellence from ITC is Monday, November 14, 2016.
ITC award winners will receive a complimentary registration to attend eLearning 2017 in St.Petersburg Beach, FL on Feb. 19-22, 2017, courtesy of ITC. A special recognition luncheon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, will honor the award winners, who will also be featured in the eLearning program and on the ITC website.
Nominees can include college administrators, faculty members, or individuals from other agencies that have supported eLearning initiatives at a community college or other higher education organization. Nominees and award recipients must be members of ITC.
NOMINATION FORM - ITC will recognize achievement in the following categories:
- Outstanding eLearning Program—For this awards category, an eLearning program is an entire course of study where students earn their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees at a distance. Outstanding eLearning programs include multiple academic subject areas and academic degree programs. Colleges with representatives on the ITC board of directors are not eligible to receive an award in this category, but they can in our other ITC award categories.
- Outstanding Online Course—A fully-online course is one where all of the instruction takes place online. In most cases, the instructor and students never meet face-to-face. However, students might meet in person for an orientation or to take proctored exams. ITC will only consider courses that are developed in-house at a post-secondary institution.
- Outstanding Blended Course—A blended (also called hybrid) course where 50 percent or more of the instruction and activities take place online; the remainder of the instruction and activities take place face-to-face. ITC will only consider courses developed in-house at a post-secondary institution.
- Outstanding eLearning Faculty—Faculty are nominated by their institution’s president/CEO or senior administration representative, with a limit of one nominee per institution. ITC will only choose one or two nominees to receive an ITC Award for Excellence in eLearning for Outstanding Faculty, but we will recognize every faculty member who is nominated to receive an award as a distinguished educator, chosen by his or her institution as an exemplary member of his or her community. ITC will present each distinguished educator with a framed certificate at the Recognition Luncheon at eLearning 2017 on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, and list them in the eLearning 2017 conference program and on the ITC website. Unfortunately, ITC is not able to provide complimentary conference registrations for every distinguished educator. We hope the nominating institutions can provide the financial support so the distinguished educators can participate in eLearning 2017 .
- Outstanding Student Services—Institutions of higher education may nominate an organizational unit that has built a solid reputation for outstanding services for their online students (students can be on-campus and/or off-campus taking fully online or blended learning courses). The application must describe how this unit’s efforts are replicable and innovative.
- Outstanding Technical Support and Services—Institutions of higher education may nominate an organizational unit that has built a solid reputation for outstanding technical support and service for their students, faculty, and other essential organizational units involved in instructional technology and distance education. The application must describe how this unit’s efforts are replicable and innovative.
- Outstanding Use of New Technology and/or Delivery System—Institutions of higher education may nominate an organizational unit or person that has demonstrated the outstanding use of a new technology tool or delivery system to accomplish a new method of student delivery or learning. The students may be located on or off campus, and may be taking a face-to-face, blended learning, or fully online course. The application must describe how the efforts of the organizational unit or individual are new, innovative, unique, and replicable.
- Lifetime Achievement Award—The nominees for this special awards category must have been employed for a significant portion of his or her career at a community college, and have advocated for, and advanced, distance education in the national community college arena. Nominees must provide examples of how he or she has been involved with distance education—internally within an institution and externally—through activities, such as involvement on boards of directors, committees, and/or community advocacy groups that work to advance distance education.
We look forward to the opportunity to highlight your institution’s award-winning innovations, recognize your representatives, and celebrate your institution's wonderful accomplishments in providing leadership and innovation in eLearning!
Please contact ITC at 800-715-1451 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!