The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching recognizes one outstanding UCF faculty member who has recently taught a "High Quality" online (W) course.

Deadline for Submissions

The next submission period will take place during fall 2018. A faculty review committee is in the process of revising award criteria and submission processes and establishing a new supporting workshop series. Additional information will be posted here when available. Important Note: To align with upcoming Florida State University System (SUS) quality assurance initiatives, to be eligible for consideration, 2018 Dziuban Award submissions must first receive a High Quality design designation through a course design review facilitated by a Center for Distributed Learning instructional designer. Faculty interested in preparing a submission for the 2018 Dziuban Award should contact their instructional designer for details on obtaining the High Quality design designation. (Faculty may look up their current instructional designer using the ID LookUp Tool.)

Suggested Timeline

The Dziuban Award faculty review committee suggests the following timeline to faculty interested in submitting an award proposal for fall 2018. Please note that these are simply recommendations. Please see eligibility criteria for requirements.

  1. Select a fully online (W) course to be reviewed.
  2. Contact your instructional designer (ID LookUp Tool) to request a Quality Review of this course (recommended completion by fall 2017).
  3. Once your course receives the Quality designation, request a High Quality Review (recommended completion by spring 2018).
  4. Participate in Dziuban Award workshop series to prepare an award submission (spring 2018).
  5. Apply for the 2018 Dziuban Award (early fall 2018 term).


Each candidate:

  • must be a full-time tenured, tenure-earning, or non-tenure-earning faculty member (all full-time faculty are eligible).
  • must have a current High Quality designation for the online (W) course on which the submission is based.
  • must have taught at least one online (W) course within the previous three years.
  • must not have received this same award within the previous three years.


The Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching winner will receive a $1,000 travel award transferred to the winner's academic department for the winner's use in professional conference participation. (The recipient will be encouraged, but not required, to submit a conference proposal related to her/his online teaching.)

About Chuck

Chuck Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he has been a faculty member since 1970 teaching research design and statistics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. - Learn More about Chuck