President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology

Preparing a Dossier

The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology Award Selection Committee suggests that supporting documentation be submitted for as many of the following items as appropriate, in the order given here. The nomination dossier, with full supporting evidence, should be submitted online (log in with your IU username and pass phrase) on or before October 15, 2019

Self‑analysis statement

The committee considers this statement of self-reflection to be of central importance and gives it a great deal of weight in its deliberations. In the statement, candidates should discuss their teaching philosophy as it relates to the use of technology and how it is put into practice. This analysis must also document efforts undertaken to assess the impact of these activities and approaches on student learning, motivation, and creativity, and how the results of these assessments relate to the candidate’s teaching. The statement should be between 5 and 8 pages, double-spaced.

Curriculum vitae

An up-to-date CV of the nominee should be included, and this should contain a list of courses taught, as well as the details of the candidate’s current position and rank.

Nomination letter or letters

Nominators should substantiate why the person is qualified for the award by references to specific work advancing student learning through technology, as well as to related scholarly and leadership activities.

Sample of Syllabi

A representative sample of syllabi must be accompanied by a summary (maximum 1-page) of how the implementations and uses of technology relate to course goals and/or student learning outcomes for the selected sample. 

Student Ratings of Teaching

Candidates should provide summaries from a sample of recent classes that significantly incorporated technology to enhance teaching and learning.  Evaluation data must be accompanied by a statement (maximum 1-page) that reflects on student ratings in the context of the candidate’s goals, successes, and growth in the use of technology. Include all student comments for the selected sample.

Peer/Administrative Evaluations

Evaluations can be local and external, peer or administrative, solicited and unsolicited, and can refer to the candidate’s teaching or the candidate’s broader impact. If applicable, evaluations should include the influence of this instructor’s work on the use of technology in teaching and learning on other departmental offerings and on the curriculum.

Additional Supporting Materials

Additional supporting materials might include evidence of invitations to be a guest speaker in an area of expertise, leadership in curriculum or course development, representative publications bearing on the use of technology in teaching and learning, and sustained contributions to a body of knowledge about using technology in teaching and learning.