Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable

The MTSU TLTR Projects


Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning recognizes and honors outstanding faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, learning, and technology at its annual conference in Florida. This conference emphasizes the use of innovative strategies, such as interactive and cooperative learning, combined with the use of technology to support higher education learning. Award recipients will also be asked to submit a paper for presentation at the conference describing their work dealing with successful practices and research to improve higher education learning; especially those that combine innovative learning strategies, such as constructivist, immersive and cooperative learning, as well as learning communities, with uses of the Web and advanced technologies. Selected faculty from institutions across the country will attend the conference and receive the "Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology" in a special ceremony. Selection of faculty members to receive this award is left to the discretion of the nominating institutions. Information about the conference can be found at www.teachlearn.org/.

The 2013 MTSU award and conference trip , will be sponsored by the University Deans. Each year nominations are accepted for full-time faculty members for the annual award and conference trip. Any full-time MTSU faculty member or department chair may submit a nomination. Members of the LT&ITC's Executive Board will consider nominations and choose the award recipient. The award funds the costs associated with traveling to the conference and receiving the award. Please note that this faculty award is different from the "Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology" award sponsored by the MTSU Foundation. The same faculty member may be nominated for both awards. For more information about the MTSU Foundation technology award, contact the Information Technology Division or visit the award web page at http://www.mtsu.edu/itdacad/itres/oaitaward.php.

If you would like to nominate one of your colleagues for the 2013/2014 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, please write a brief letter of nomination, sign the letter, and ask the nominee's department chair to also sign the letter. The deadline for submitting nominations and supporting materials is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013. More than one faculty member from the same department may be nominated. Then, have your nominee submit your letter of nomination, a description of his or her work (up to 3 pages of text plus supplementary material, if any), and a 2-page resume (including instructional technology accomplishments). The description the award and the application procedures are included with this memo. Application materials should be sent digitally  to ltanditc@mtsu.edu

Please check with nominees in advance to be sure they are available to attend the conference, March 24-28, 2014. Also, make sure nominees understand that if they receive the award they will be expected to submit a proposal to present a paper at the conference. That proposal submission date (to the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning) is December 2, 2013.

For more information, see Application Procedures for MTSU Award Recipient

The deadline for submitting nominations and supporting materials is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paula Calahan, #7671. Thank you!

Award Recipients

Year Recipient, Department Award Sponsor
1996 Larry Burriss, Journalism College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
1997 Doug Mitchell, Recording Industry College of Business
1998 Marc Barr, Radio/Television and Photography College of Mass Communication
1999 Deborah Clark, Biology College of Basic and Applied Sciences
2000 Tom Cheatham, Computer Sciences College of Liberal Arts
2001 Christie Nuell, Art College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
2002 H. Willis Means, Elementary and Special Education College of Business
2003 Rebecca L. Seipelt, Biology College of Mass Communication
2004 Michael Sanger, Chemistry College of Basic and Applied Sciences
2005 Jackie Gilbert, Management and Marketing College of Liberal Arts
2006 Scott McDaniel, Developmental Studies College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
2007 David Gore, Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies College of Business
2008 Sharon Coleman, Human Sciences College of Mass Communication
2009 Maria Clayton, English College of Basic and Applied Sciences
2010 Barbara Young, Education Leadership University Deans
2011 Lauren Rudd, Human Sciences University Deans
2012 Becky Alexander, Elementary and Special Education University Deans
2013 Victor Montemayor, Physics and Astronomy University Deans