MVP: Instructional Design and Support Award

Purpose of the Awards

To recognize staff members who demonstrate excellence in development, design and/or support of delivery of digital education courses or programs.

Eligibility

This award is open to Instructional Design and Support professionals at all campuses within the Purdue University system, including but not limited to Instructional Designers, Instructional Developers, Educational Technologists, Educational Technology Consultants, Program Coordinators and Support Staff.

Definitions

A distance learning activity comprises an organized set of instructional objectives, content, and processes designed to be presented to learners who are separated (in space or time) from the instructor or from traditional on-campus classrooms. Examples of learning activities include, but are not limited to, credit courses, short courses, workshops, and seminars.

Nomination Criteria

To qualify for this award for excellence in distance education a staff member must clearly demonstrate each of the following within their course/program. Criteria for the this award include, but are not limited to,

Instructional Designers

  • Faculty support: The professional design or support member demonstrates outstanding support for faculty, including instructional design, consultation, educational technology, and technical support for the successful delivery of digital education.
  • Course design: the course design developed by the professional staff member follows best practices of online teaching and/or standards of the Quality Matters rubric.
  • Effective use of technology: The course utilizes effective and appropriate technology that promotes student engagement, success, and/or cost savings.
  • Student support: The professional design or support member demonstrates outstanding support to students.

Support Staff

  • Exemplary Achievement and Performance: Consistently and substantially exceeds the expectations of the position, performing at a level above and beyond normal job requirements and expectations; has made important and significant contributions in the Digital Education department; contributes and demonstrates commitment to the University's mission and core values.
  • Excellence in Customer Service/Personal Interaction: Consistently and substantially demonstrates an ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully, and effectively with others; has significantly improved customer service or has increased student and faculty satisfaction in their area; demonstrates ability and willingness to manage changes in work priorities, procedures, and organization; demonstrates exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and members of the campus community.
  • Outstanding Digital Education Support/Initiative and Creativity: Significantly improved a work process or system, or has significantly increased the efficiency of an operation; consistently seeks to improve the quality of work assigned; demonstrates efforts to expand work responsibilities; significant improvements in enhanced student and faculty satisfaction

Evaluation Rubric

Award Submission FrameworkImpact AreasPossible ExpectationsScoring
Applicant Background Information Information requested in this section is complete Yes/No
Recommendations Department support Letters of recommendation from Dean, Department Head and/or colleagues Yes/No
AND
Instructional Designers Course Design and Use of Technology Demonstrates:
  • Outstanding course design practices.
  • Follows best practices for online teaching and/or standards of the Quality Matters rubric.
  • Utilized effective and appropriate technology that promotes student engagement, success, and/or cost savings.
20 points
OR
Staff Support Demonstrates:
  • Exemplary Achievement and performance
  • Excellence in Customer service/personal interaction
  • Outstanding Digital Education Support/Initiative and Creativity
20 Points

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than Monday, February 27, 2017.

Submit A Nomination
Submission Form

Deadline:
Monday, February 27, 2017

Connect

Questions may be directed to

Tanisha Willoughby, Associate Director for Digital Education
twillou@purdue.edu

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