Sloan-C Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning

Posted by on May 10, 2010

Sloan Consortium Invites Nominations for Online Education Awards
Deadline: August 15, 2010

Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education and to helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education.

The Call for Nominations for the 2010 Sloan-C awards is now available.

The 2010 Sloan-C Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning will present awards in the categories of Excellence in Online Teaching (Individual), Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual Outstanding Online Program, Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching, and Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education. Individual nominees must be employed by a Sloan-C member institution or be individual members of Sloan-C; program and institutional awards are also limited to Sloan-C member institutions and organizations. Nominations for individual awards must be made by an institutional representative other than the nominee. Individual awards include a commemorative plaque and $2,000; institutional awards consist of a commemorative plaque only.

The 2010 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education will be presented to an institution that has demonstrated its commitment to assessing and improving the quality of its online education programs through quantitative application of the five Sloan-C quality pillars (access, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, student satisfaction, and faculty satisfaction). Institutions may apply for the Gomory Award based on a single degree program, a cluster of such programs within a department or a school, or the online degree offerings for the entire institution. The award includes a commemorative plaque and $5,000 to be used by the recipient institution to fund “Sloan-C Gomory Scholarships” to students enrolled in its online programs.

The 2010 A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award in Online Education will honor a prominent professional whose work has had significant positive impact on online learning within the higher education community. Nominees must be individual members of the Sloan Consortium directly associated with leading, coordinating, or managing an online learning program in higher education; the program must be one of quality, scale, and breadth. Anyone may submit nominations for the award, which consists of a commemorative plaque and a contribution in the amount of $2,000 to a scholarship fund of the recipient’s choice. Award recipients will also be invited to present a talk at the Sloan-C Annual Conference on a subject of their choice, reflecting their area of professional expertise and interest.

The awards will be presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida, on November 4, 2010.

Visit the Sloan-C Web site for award nomination guidelines.

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