The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce a new award recognizing exemplary online teaching and a sustained body of exemplary online teaching practice. The 2023 UF Online Educator Award recognizes exemplary online teaching that includes high-quality course design and effective online instructional delivery methods relevant to student engagement, student learning gains, and student satisfaction.
The university award winner will receive $4000 and be UF’s nominee for the newly created State University System (SUS) President’s Award for online teaching. The UF Online Educator Award recipient will be showcased on the SUS Institutional Online Teaching Award webpage of the Board of Governors website. Applications must be submitted before the deadline, November 1, 2022 (11:59 PM).
The UF Online Educator Award recipient may have the opportunity to present at the annual TOPkit/Online Innovation Summit March 6-7, 2023 since it is one of the opportunities for disseminating the good teaching practices.
The faculty considered for recognition have developed one or more High Quality or Exemplary courses, as designated through the UF Pathways to Teaching Excellence online course review process, and have a sustained record of teaching in online learning environments.
An “online course” has the following characteristics:
- Offered through Distance Learning or at least 80% of instruction is delivered online
- Has an Instructor of Record with a unique UFID
- Is identified by a course number (Ex. ABC0000)
Complete and submit the following items before 11:59 PM, November 1, 2022.
The selection committee for the award is composed of the Committee for Excellence in Online Learning, Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellows, and UF student representatives.
The selection committee will evaluate packets based on this criteria.
October 1, 2022 Call for applications
November 1, 2022 Applications due in ProposalSpace
Nov. 2022 – Feb. 2023 Committee selection process
March 2023 UF award recipient is selected and notified
April 2023 UF award recipient is announced
Apply for the 2023 UF Online Educator Award here.
For questions about the requirements or award, contact Nikki Lyons.