Online Teaching Awards

The University of Waterloo’s Online Teaching Awards recognize teaching and course design excellence in fully online undergraduate- or graduate-level courses and programs. There are two awards:

  1. Award for Excellence in Online Course Design
  2. Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nominations for this year’s awards must be received by August 31, 2018. The Office of the Vice President, Academic will announce the award winners in late November.

Award for Excellence in Online Course Design

This award recognizes exemplary undergraduate or graduate-level courses that meet or exceed the Quality Guidelines for University of Waterloo Online Courses. The authors of these courses have worked collaboratively with the Centre for Extended Learning in the design and development. Course authors are identified in the Course Syllabus.

Who can nominate a course for this award?

  • students
  • teaching assistants
  • faculty and instructors
  • chairs and directors

Nominate a Course

Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

This award recognizes course instructors who exemplify a high standard of teaching in one or more of Waterloo's fully-online undergraduate- or graduate-level course(s). Course instructors may be teaching an online course that they authored or one that was authored by another faculty member. They may be teaching the course in any term. Course instructors are identified in the Course Syllabus.

Who can nominate a course instructor for this award?

  • students
  • teaching assistants

Nominate an Instuctor

The evaluation process

Summer

  • Nomination forms are collected and reviewed by the CEL
  • Nominees are shortlisted
  • Directors, Deans, and Chairs are informed
  • Nominees are advised of their nomination and work with the CEL to assemble a nomination package

Fall

  • Nomination packages are reviewed by the evaluation committee using the Online Awards Evaluation Rubric
  • the evaluation committee recommends award winners
  • the award winners are announced

If you have any questions about the awards please email Dina Meunier.

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