Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology Award
Criteria and Selection Procedures
The MTSU Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology Award honors faculty
members each year who demonstrates excellence in the development of technology-based
teaching materials and in the integration of instructional technology into the classroom.
Three distinguished awards are accompanied by a check for $3,000 from the MTSU Foundation.
The award recipients are honored at the MTSU Fall Convocation in August.
Past recipients of the Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology Award:
- Virginia Donnell, Speech and Theatre
- Daniel Prather - Aerospace
- Vince Smith - Business Communication and Entrepreneurship
- Nathan Adam, Recording Industry
- Debra Wilson, Nursing
- Amy Macy, Recording Industry
Award nominations are taken beginning in January (a timeline is available to highlight
important dates and nomination procedures). The nominees are asked to submit materials,
in digital format, in support of their nomination that address the following:
- Instructional materials development
- Describe the technology-based teaching materials that you use.
- Describe the procurement/development process.
- Describe the hardware and software you utilize in the development phase.
- Classroom/curriculum integration
- Describe how the materials are used in your courses.
- Describe how the materials are used by your students outside of your classroom.
- Describe the hardware and software used in the classroom.
- Materials evaluation
- Describe your technology-based materials evaluation process.
- Outline your evaluation results.
- Describe how your evaluation results are used.
- Mentoring and publication
- Illustrate how you share your instructional materials and knowledge with your colleagues.
- Describe any publication, conference participation, or educational training related
to instructional technology.
- Additional information
- Describe your methods for learning more about instructional technology.
- Describe your requirements for student use of instructional technology.
- Highlight your plans for future use of instructional technology.
- Innovation: Describe how what you do is unique to your area.
- Impact: Describe how your use of Instructional Technology has impact beyond your classroom
(community, university, OR globally).
- Nominations are due on February 14th, 2014.
- The nominees' supporting materials should be sent to Brenda Kerr, firstname.lastname@example.org, at the Faculty Instructional Technology Center (Box 226) by Friday, March 7th, 2014.
Sending digital files by email would be best.
- The Instructional Technologies Development Committee and a faculty representative of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable
review the materials and select five finalists in March. (Only the names of the five
finalists will be announced.)
- The five finalists are announced in March. At that time equipment arrangements for
technology-based materials demonstrations are made with each of the finalists.
- The five finalists demonstrate their technology-based instructional materials before
the Instructional Technologies Development Committee, a faculty representative of
the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable, and an ex-officio member of the
MTSU Foundation in April.
- The awards are announced at the Fall Convocation in August