The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching recognizes one UCF faculty member who has recently taught an exemplary online (W) course.

Chuck D. Dziuban Award Submission Information

The next submission period will take place in fall 2018.The faculty review committee is in the process of revising award criteria and submission processes and is offering a new supporting workshop series.

Award Eligibility

To align with upcoming Florida State University System (SUS) quality assurance initiatives, to be eligible for consideration, each candidate must have a Quality designation and have a High Quality Review completed or in progress for the “W” course on which the submission is based. The course review is facilitated by a Center for Distributed Learning instructional designer. Faculty may look up their current instructional designer using the ID LookUp Tool.

Suggested Timeline and Deadlines

The Dziuban Award faculty review committee suggests the following timeline to faculty interested in submitting an award proposal for fall 2018. Please see eligibility criteria for additional requirements.

  1. Complete the Online Course Review Request Form to request a Quality Review of the course on which your submission will be based (recommended completion by summer 2018). If you have questions about the course review process, please contact your instructional designer (ID LookUp Tool).
  2. Once your course receives the Quality designation, request a High Quality Review no later than September 10, 2018.
  3. Attend or review the Dziuban Award workshop series to help you prepare for an award submission.
  4. Apply for the 2018 Dziuban Award. (Opens September 10 at 8:00 a.m.; closes Sunday, September 23 at 11:59 p.m.).

Eligibility

Each candidate:

  • must be the original creator of the course content for the course on which the submission is based.
  • must have a Quality designation and have a High Quality Review completed or in progress for the “W” course on which the submission is based.  
  • must have taught at least one online (W) course within the previous three years.
  • must be on a 9- or 12-month full-time appointment (tenured, tenure-earning, or non-tenure-earning faculty member; all full-time faculty are eligible).
  • must not have received this same award within the previous three years.

Award

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