Online Teaching Award

Excellence in Online Teaching Award

This award honors one faculty member per year who shows evidence of outstanding online teaching for a fully online or hybrid/blended course. Awardees will receive a one-time stipend of $1,000 and a Certificate of Recognition, and will be featured in the Center for Online Education (COE) website. Individuals who have received the Excellence in Online Teaching Award in previous years are not eligible to reapply.

For this award, a fully online course is defined as a course taught 100% online. This includes courses that are taught as part of the IU Online Class Connect (IUOCC) and/or joint degree programs, or as a fully online course for IU South Bend students.

A hybrid/blended course has 26% to 99% of the course taught online.


Rubric used to encourage discussion in choosing the Excellence in Online Teaching Award winners in order to recognize sustained and consistent excellence in teaching fully online or hybrid/blended (26%-99% of course delivered online) courses.

Note: This rubric is to encourage discussion by Review Committee. It is not a scoring tool.