Nominations for the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award

Published: November 6th, 2002

Category: Memos

Charles E. Frazier, Vice Provost for Information Technology

Deadline: 5:00 PM, November 20th, 2002

We have an opportunity to nominate one of our faculty members for an important award sponsored by the International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Unfortunately, our notice came late and there is not much time to respond. Short timeframe notwithstanding, I still hope you will all give this very serious consideration and that you will nominate one excellent candidate from your college or academic unit.

Please submit your one nomination for the 2003 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology to Dr. Fedro Zazueta, OIT – Academic Technology Office, Box 117345 on or before November 20, 2002. A single full-time faculty member will be selected from the University of Florida to serve as our nominee for the award. The award will be given to an individual that has contributed in the most highly creative ways to teaching, learning and technology.

Selection of the nominee will be based on:

Effects on Learning – How was the learning process improved? Was understanding increased? Was learning time decreased? What were the effects on retention?

Effects on Motivation – How was student interest in learning increased? How was intellectual curiosity increased?

Effects on Creativity – How were the creative thinking abilities of the students increased? Was there evidence of increased original thinking? Did students show an increased interest in original thinking and risk taking for success?

Spread of the Effect – Have the effects of the nominee’s work resulted in positive improvements in learning/motivation/creativity of students beyond the context of their classes? Have the faculty member’s methods been adopted by other faculty?

Materials required with the Nomination: Biographical sketch of nominee (max. 65 words) Summary of contributions (max. 65 words) Dean’s Letter of support including details of contribution (two pages)

In addition, any faculty member is selected by the University of Florida must be available on short notice for a 5×7 color glossy photograph, and must attend and present his/her work at the Fourteenth International Conference on Teaching and Learning, April 1-5, Jacksonville, FL.

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