Exemplary Online Instruction Awards
Nomination Process (occurs annually):
- Fill out the Self-Assessment Form, familiarize yourself with the Rubric for Online Instruction, and make any modifications you discover would benefit the students..
- You may nominate a CSU, Chico course for Exemplary Online Instruction Award using the Nomination Form.
- Courses will be evaluated to the Rubric for Online Instruction after they are presented to the committee.
- Submit nominations to Laura Sederberg in MLIB 003a, or to zip 005.
- Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2007
- Courses will be presented orally during summer 2007.
Instructional Technology Consultants are available to help guide course development to meet these rubric criteria. Faculty from Chico State are encouraged to contact TLP for more information, 530-898-6167.
The Web site provides visual illustrations of posters created per exemplary course, at http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/roi/
Background of Rubric for Online Instruction
The Committee for Online Instruction (COI) was formed to address the need for demonstrating quality in online instruction, and for setting some guidelines for developers of online teaching. This committee, comprising 13 faculty, 4 staff, 2 administrators, and 1 student, represented a cross section of the teaching and learning environment of Chico State. They first met in May of 2002 and for three full days during the summer of 2002 to review materials and discuss criteria and categories for evaluating online course components.
In order to draw from the expertise of the scholarly community, the committee first reviewed existing best practices, learning styles, and standards (e.g., Graf and Caines' WebCT Exemplary Course Rubric, Bloom's Taxonomy, Chickering & Gamson's "7 Good Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Education")); these resources are linked under Resources for Committee Review below.
From these efforts, a rubric was developed, Rubric for Online Instruction. POLS 141, an online course designed by Professor Jim Jacob, was used to test out the feasibility and applicability of the rubric. The Rubric for Online Instruction was presented at the CELT Conference, September 20, 2002, Chico, CA.
The first nominated courses were submitted in January, 2003. They have continued and annual awards are given out at the annual CELT Conference.
For more information about the Rubric for Online Instruction or the process, contact the Technology and Learning Program manager, Laura Sederberg, email@example.com or 530-898-4326.