Posted on June 27, 2018July 20, 2018 by Jonathan PizzoWriting a Compelling NarrativeAbout this SessionIn this third session of the Dziuban Award Workshop Series, Professors Reyes-Foster and Janowsky address how online faculty can create the most compelling explanation of how their online course is pedagogically exceptional. This narrative will be a central document in submissions 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 HighlightsThe winner of the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching will demonstrate excellence in online teaching pedagogy. The Dziuban Award faculty review committee will be looking for a compelling narrative in award proposals in which online faculty make clear how their teaching is exemplary. Some practical suggestions mentioned in this session include:Tell your story. (How are you awesome in your online teaching?)Be focused. (Shoot for 500 words.)Show what you mean. (Feel free to include video or graphics.)Refer to evidence. (Include specific evidence to support your claims, and point to that evidence in your narrative.)Focus on the lived experience rather than static course design. (What do you do as an instructor? How do students respond to what you do?)Meet the PresentersAlisha Janowsky, Ph.D.Associate Lecturer of Psychology Department of Psychology College of Sciences University of Central FloridaBeatriz Reyes-Foster, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Anthropology College of Anthropology College of Sciences University of Central FloridaSession RecordingsAudio RecordingYour browser does not support the audio element.Supporting MaterialsPresentation FilePresentation Files [PDF; 705KB] [PPTX; 1.9MB]Past Dziuban Award Workshop SessionsView past workshopsLike what you see? Tell the world!