Digital innovation awards for Excellence in Online Education have been created to recognize faculty and staff creativity in the transition to online-only education during the COVID-19 pandemic. More broadly, these awards are to recognize digital innovations in academic units across the U, not only during the emergency changes made necessary during the worldwide pandemic but also as the University of Utah prepares for the global economy of the future.
The Online Excellence Faculty Awards recognize faculty members who have not only shifted coursework online but also adapted pedagogy and practice in new and novel ways to help their students learn and retain knowledge via an online format.
The Online Excellence Staff Awards honor staff members whose work was critical to easing and/or maintaining the shift to digital formats.
Up to four Online Excellence Faculty Awards and two Online Excellence Staff Awards will be made during the 2019-20 academic year. Each award will provide $1,000 to the recipient, and all recipients will be honored at the December 2020 Commencement.
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