2017 CLEAR Online Course Awards - Nominations Due By June 9, 2017

Each year, CLEAR awards UNT faculty for designing/teaching outstanding online courses.  We are once again extending the opportunity to acknowledge exceptional online pedagogy from our UNT teaching community. If you, or a faculty member you know designed or taught an online course in 2016 that you think is worthy of consideration for this award, please fill out the attached nomination packet and send it back to CLEAR by June 9th, 2017.  Nominations should be sent via email to samuel.gist@unt.edu 

One "Outstanding" and one "Exemplary" award will be given, and recipients will be notified no later than Monday, June 24th 2017.  Award presentations will take place during the Salute to Faculty Excellence Reception Dinner on October 20, 2017.

In addition to the nomination packet, you'll find CLEAR's Course Approval Rubric. Instructional consultants at CLEAR will use this rubric to evaluate course nominations.  If you're unsure about what constitutes a quality online course, feel free to reference the rubric as a guide for making your decision.
Awards will include:
  • $1500 (taxable award) and a trophy given to the recipient who will also be identified as the winner of the "Outstanding" Online Teacher & Course Award at clear.unt.edu.
  • $1000 (taxable award) and a trophy given to one or two others selected from the nominee pool for "Exemplary" Course Designer or "Exemplary" Course Instructor. 
  • Recipients will be recognized on a perpetual award plaque displayed in the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign.
We want to thank all of our online faculty who strive to make learning at UNT an exceptional experience.  We look forward to receiving your nominations soon!