Established in 1996 by the Office of the Provost, the XCaliber Award (shorthand for exceptional, high-caliber contributions to technology-enriched learning activities) is presented annually by Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), part of the Division of Information Technology. Recipients receive a cash award and a commemorative plaque, and they are invited to showcase their award-winning activities at a special event.
The XCaliber Award celebrates courses and significant projects that demonstrate exemplary use of technology and student-centered pedagogy resulting in high-impact student learning. Such courses and projects typically involve:
Courses and projects led by faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and teams (faculty, staff, students) are eligible for nomination. Finalists and winners will be selected by the XCaliber Award committee. To be considered, the course (or significant course project) must demonstrate exemplary use of technology and student-centered pedagogy resulting in high-impact student learning. Applications submitted by finalists will be evaluated for level of innovation and impact.
The application process consists of two stages:
The XCaliber Awards recognized two exceptional contributions to technology-enriched teaching and learning last year:
|Nominations Due:||January 20, 2017|
|Finalist Submission Due:||February 17, 2017|
|Awards Announced:||March 2017|
Executive Director and Associate Provost
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies