2012 TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
2301 Georgia Ave., NW, Suite 244
Washington, DC 20059
Click here to fill out the entry form after you have read the instructions below.
However, if you submitted an application during a previous year, click here instead so that you can update your application.
The Teaching with Technology Award is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CETLA), with the support of the University-wide Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Committee. The award recognizes the effective use of instructional technology at Howard University. “Effective use” refers to the use of technology that significantly improves teaching, learning, or assessment. Faculty need not invent that technology; rather, they need to harness it so that it solves important instructional problems. Therefore, with this award, CETLA seeks to emphasize the value of technology in teaching, learning, and assessment and to provide role models and incentives for professional development.
All Howard University teaching faculty are eligible. Faculty may apply as individuals or as leaders of faculty-student/staff teams. However, to be considered, nominees must be available to demonstrate their use of technology at CETLA for one hour during the Fall 2012 semester.
Note: We are asking previous winners of CETLA's or the Faculty Senate's teaching awards to refrain from applying this year so that CETLA can recognize as many deserving faculty as possible.
July 9, 2012 - Application guidelines and an online entry form are posted on CETLA’s website at http://www.cetla.howard.edu/award . A notice is emailed to the faculty.
September 30, 2012 – Applications are due online by midnight. Any supporting files must be delivered or emailed to CETLA by 5 PM.
October 31, 2012 – The winner is chosen by the TLT Committee judges.
November 2012 (Date TBA) – The winner receives the award and demonstrates his/her use of technology at CETLA. The award is publicized via email, CETLA’s website, and the press.
Any Howard University faculty member, administrator, or student may nominate eligible faculty members, as long as the nominator informs the nominee so that the nominee may provide the nominator with supporting documentation. Self-nominations are welcome.
Members of the TLT Professional Development Subcommittee and CETLA will serve as judges. They will review the applications according to the criteria stated below, then confer and vote online.
All applicants (nominators or nominees) must complete the following application process by September 30, 2012:
- Click the following links to review the winning applications: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
- Complete the online entry form. (See the form at http://www.cetla.howard.edu/award/ .) Do not deliver, fax, or email the form.
- Have an HU colleague, chair, or dean email to firstname.lastname@example.org ONE letter of support by midnight. (No hard copies or faxes will be accepted.) The letter of support should focus on the nominee’s success in teaching with technology and briefly summarize student evaluations of the candidate’s teaching. Only one letter will be accepted.
- Deliver or email any supporting files (e.g. any audio, video or software needed to demonstrate your project) to the CETLA office (on the 2nd floor of the iLab) by 5PM. Do not deliver any other materials.
Note: If necessary, the judges may request additional documentation, including departmental peer or student evaluations.
Judges will score applications on a scale of 1-5, according to the following criteria:
- How well did the technology fulfill the nominee’s objectives or solve the nominee’s instructional problem?
- How well did the technology stimulate students’ learning?
- How much did use of the technology improve the nominee’s teaching skills or insight?
- How cost-effective was the technology solution compared to traditional “low-tech” strategies?
- How easily can the technology solution be applied to other courses or modified by other faculty?
- How accessible is the technology to students with certain physical challenges, learning disabilities, or learning styles (e.g., kinesthetic vs. verbal)?
The winner will receive a trophy, certificate, and a promissory note for $1,000. (If a team wins, the team will receive $1,000 to distribute as desired.) Then, the winner will demonstrate the award-winning use of technology. CETLA, in turn, will publicize the award via email, its website, and the press.