Showing Evidence of Student Engagement Online

About this Session

In this first session of the Dziuban Award Workshop Series, professors Hanson and Croft address how online faculty might provide clear evidence of effective online student engagement. Such evidence is essential for faculty planning to submit proposals this fall for the 2018 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Each session in the Dziuban Award Workshop Series is designed to assist eligible faculty in preparing a strong award submission packet.


Session Highlights

Fostering student engagement is essential for successful online courses, but such engagement can be achieved in many different ways.  The Dziuban Award faculty review committee will be looking for compelling evidence of student engagement in award proposals. Evidence types may vary depending upon the form the student engagement takes, but some potential forms of evidence of student engagement mentioned in this session include:

  • Data from anonymous student feedback forms
  • Testimonial excerpts from student communications (solicited or unsolicited)
  • Written description of the results of student engagement methods
  • System data (analytics) showing student use of particular tools or platforms in the context of a student engagement strategy


Max Croft

Max CroftResearch Associate
School of Visual Arts & Design
University of Central Florida

Max Croft is a Research Associate who teaches courses such as Introduction to Digital Media and Digital Video Fundamentals for the School of Visual Arts & Design at UCF. Professor Croft co-facilitated three sessions of IDL6543 from Summer 2013 until Spring 2014.

Kenneth L. Hanson, Ph.D.

Dr. Ken HansonAssociate Professor
Judaic Studies
University of Central Florida

Kenneth L. Hanson is an Associate Professor for Judaic Studies, in the College of Arts and Humanities at UCF.  Dr. Hanson received the 2017 Dziuban Award for demonstrating excellent online teaching in his course, JST3401 Jewish People in Antiquity.

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