Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award

The Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award is a University-wide program to recognize excellence in the design of online courses of and the facilitation of the instructional experience using educational technology.

Online Teacher and Course Award recipients receive the distinction of a special Online Teacher and Course Award logo placed in their course for three years to signify their online course has been deemed outstanding or exemplary and has been judged to meet nationally-recognized standards for excellence in online course design. The award also provides recipients with a trophy and monetary stipend.

Nominations

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 from Spring 2018 to Summer 2018 that you think is worthy of consideration for this award, please fill out the attached nomination packet and send it back to CLEAR by December 3rd, 2018. 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 February 22nd, 2019. Award presentations will take place during the Spring 2019 Salute to Faculty Excellence Reception Dinner, which will be held April 25th from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Apogee Stadium. 

In addition to the nomination packet, you’ll find CLEAR's Course Approval Rubric, which will be used 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 will be awarded to the given to the recipient of the "Outstanding" Online Teacher & Course Award.
  • $1000 (taxable award) and a trophy will be awarded to the recipient of the "Exemplary" Course Designer or "Exemplary" Course Instructor.
  • Recipients will be recognized at the Fall Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration, and their names will be included 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!

Past Winners

2018 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Frances Perkins
Media Arts

2018 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Gayle Prybutok
Health Services Administration

2017 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Gayle Prybutok
Health Services Administration

2017 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace
Art and Business

2016 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Lisa Henry
Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific

2016 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Judi Bradetich
Child Development

2015 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Stephen Garretson
Family, School and Community

2015 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Royce George
Theories of Organizational Development and Reform

2014 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Nancy Boyd Lillie
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

2014 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Manjula Salimath
International Management Perspectives

2013 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Elizabeth Arnold
Creating Consumer Experiences

2013 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Linda Stromberg
Instructional Leadership

2012 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Rossana Boyd
Pedagogy for English as a Second Language for EC-12 classrooms

2012 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Nicole Dash
Collective Behavior

2011 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Smita Mehta
Classroom and Behavior Management

2011 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Lou Pelton
Culture and Consumption

2010 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Susan Dadres
Economic Concepts

2010 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Kris Chesky
Occupational Health: Lessons from Music

2010 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace
Art History Survey I

2009 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Smita Mehta
Educational Aspects of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

2009 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Anat Barnir
E-Management

2009 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Susan Dadres
Principles of Macroeconomics

2009 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Lynn Johnson
Organizational Behavior

2008 Blackboard Exemplary Course
Dr. Tracey Gau
Masterpieces of World Literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance

2007 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Derrick D’Souza
International Management

2007 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Nathan Cottle
Human Development

2007 Exemplary Online Course Designer Award
Dr. Becky Glover
Human Development

2007 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Susan Dadres
Economic Concepts

2007 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Dr. Lee Hughes
Principles of Biology I

2006 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Bob Insley and Michael Sexton
Communicating in Business

2005 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Award
Dr. Elizabeth Figa
Storytelling for Information Professionals

2005 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
2005 WebCT Exemplary Course
Dr. Patricia Cukor-Avila and
Dr. Shobhana Chelliah
General Linguistics, Principles of Language Study (two courses)

2005 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award
Jerry Dickenson
Resort and Club Management

2005 Exemplary Online Course Designer Award
Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace
Art Appreciation