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Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award

CTRL’s Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award honors faculty who have demonstrated creativity in using technology in their teaching. The award is named for the founding director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (the precursor of CTRL), who was instrumental in encouraging AU faculty members to incorporate technological tools into their teaching practices.


Eligibility | Terms of Award | Selection Process | Timeline | Nomination Process

Eligibility:
Any faculty member teaching full-time or part-time during the current academic year is eligible for nomination. Both individual faculty members and teams of faculty members may be nominated.

Terms of Award:
The winning faculty member (or faculty team) receives an award of $1000. In addition to being recognized at the annual Ann Ferren Conference in January, the winner will present a demonstration of his or her innovative teaching during the August CTRL Teaching, Research, and Technology Workshops.

Selection Process:
Nominations may be made by any member of the university community. A short-list of nominees will be requested to provide a brief description of their activities involving use of technology in the classroom. The selection panel for the short list and for the winner will be composed of members of CTRL plus a previous winner of the award.

Timeline:

Nominations open: January 1, 2014
Final date to submit nominations:
March 31, 2014
Announcement of winner: April 2014

 
Nomination Process:

We no longer accept nominations for the 2014 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award. The nomination window for next year's award will open in January 2015.

Questions about the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award? Please contact Anna Olsson at ext 6077.



2013 Winners: Donna Dietz and Beverly Peters

The 2013 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award was split between Professors Donna Dietz (CAS, Department of Mathematics and Statistics) and Bevery Peters (School of Professional and Extended Studies). Donna Dietz was selected because of her ingenuity in designing educational mobile apps. As a way of helping students put their digital devices to good use, wherever they happen to be, Professor Dietz created her own device-agnostic mobile app for students to use to study for her exams. Beverly Peters was selected for her use of a great variety of audio, visual, multi-media, and mobile device technology in both her online and face-to-face classes. Professor Peters also continues to serve as an exceptional resource for other faculty interested in teaching with technology.



2012 Winners: Jill Klein and Stef Woods

The 2012 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award was split between Professors Jill Klein (KSB, Department of Information Technology) and Stef Woods (CAS, Department of Anthropology). Jill Klein was selected because of her creative use of a wide variety of web tools for student collaboration and mind-mapping. Stef Woods was selected because of her extensive integration of social media tools in her class, in combination with teaching her students internet safety.

Each year, CTRL honors a faculty member who has demonstrated creativity in using technology in his or her teaching. Nominations may come from anyone – faculty, students, or staff. The winner receives a $1500 award.