Proposals/Recognition for Exemplary Online Instruction (EOI)

Each year, Chico State wishes to recognize faculty who are exemplary in their online teaching efforts (for fully online, hybrid, and blended courses).  Courses may be self- or peer nominated.  Course may be taught at any time during the academic year, but the complete nomination process is due by the end of the spring semester (for 2015, the deadline is May 15). Courses that are nominated for Chico State’s EOI are also automatically considered for CSU system wide recognition. The nomination process is as follows:

  1. Faculty self-nominate or peer-nominate a class. The nomination process can be initated by contacting TLP staff.
  2. The faculty of the nominated course must complete a self-evaluation which will take at least an hour. 
  3. The instructor of course may solicit anonymous feedback from students by sharing this link with them and encouraging them to complete the survey (  The survey will take students about 15-30 minutes to complete. You may wish to award students extra credit for taking the time to do so.  Evidence can be obtained by having students email a screenshot of the survey completion screen.  Student feedback is optional but can be informativeof the student experience.
  4. After faculty survey is completed and submitted, the EOI committee will review the applications.  This will occur after the deadline in May. The committee will then invite nominees to present their courses to the committee and ask questions for clarifications about their online course.
  5. Course(s) selected for local EOI recognition will be awarded a certificate at the subsequent CELT conference in the fall.  System wide awardees will be recognized via webinar and via the QOLT Online Resource Repository

More information, including a 1 hour information webinar about the process, can be found here:

Request a consultation with an Instructional Technology Consultant in the Technology and Learning Program.  For a one-on-one problem-solving or course design consultation, send an email to one of our consultants.

Find out more about CSU, Chico's Exemplary Online Instruction (EOI) program, get links to the application form, timeline, and see instructions for submitting. We use the Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) instrument of the California State University system Chancellor's Office (QOLT program here).