Digital Education Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

Purpose of the Awards

This award recognizes Purdue system wide faculty and staff members for their exceptional scholarly contributions leading to the advancement and understanding of digital education’s impact on teaching and/or learning. In particular, research on the discovery, implementation, and/or evaluation of digital education-related programs, technologies, methodologies, strategies, or applications to teaching and learning will be the focus of this award.


The award is open to current faculty and staff members (individuals or a team) at all campuses within the Purdue University system. All levels of tenure track, clinical faculty, adjuncts and graduate staff should be considered. In the event two or more individuals are nominated for an award as a team, the award will be divided equally among the recipients. At least one of the nominees for each award must be a current faculty or staff member at Purdue.


A digital education 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. Scholarly contributions include but are not limited to publications and presentations based on the evaluation of digital education programs, technologies, strategies and/or applications.

Nomination Criteria

To quality for an award for excellence in digital education scholarship, a faculty or staff member must have published or presented high quality research in the area of digital education. Quality of the research will be rated based on the following rubric.

Evaluation Rubric

Element3 - Outstanding2- Good1 - Average
Contribution to the Field Groundbreaking research in terms of theory, practice, or both and clear evidence of innovation in digital education. A significant contribution but not exceptional and some innovation in digital education. A nice but incremental extension of previous work and/or no innovation in digital education.
Citations Evidence of extensive use by others in the discipline of digital education Evidence of use by others in digital education. Limited evidence of use by others in digital education.
Significance of Scholarship Addresses an important issue within digital education, provides new insight / understanding. Addresses an important issue within digital education, but tends to confirm existing ideas and understandings. Contributes new ideas / understandings within digital education, but does not address a major area of importance.
Evidence of Quality Work Peer-reviewed, high quality journal / book Peer-reviewed, quality journal, book, presentation Peer-reviewed, journal, book, presentation

*Adapted from the Purdue University "College of Education Dean's Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship" document.


Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Submit A Nomination
Submission Form Submission Form Questions (pdf)

Friday, March 2nd, 2018


Questions may be directed to

Jim Pukrop
Associate Director for Digital Education

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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