The purpose of this annual $1,000 award is to recognize faculty who have demonstrated the ability to provide quality education and/or service to Ole Miss students through the use of innovative distance learning technologies.
Any faculty member who taught a distance learning course during the previous academic calendar year (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012) is eligible for the 2012 Paragon Award.
Teaching is defined as the ability to guide students through the learning process at different levels and
across academic disciplines.
A Distance Learning course is defined as having 51 percent or greater of the primary course content offered at a distance.
Distance Learning technologies include essentially any technology that allows the student and the instructor to participate in the class at different locations: web-based instruction, compressed video, podcasting, print based media, etc.
The nominee must
- have demonstrated commitment to providing a quality education to students
- have effectively designed the distance learning course material to meet stated learning objectives
- have innovatively and creatively used technology to enhance the students’ learning experience
- have demonstrated excellence in teaching
Nominations may be made by one of the following individuals:
- Deans/department chairs with supporting documentation from students
- Students enrolled in the distance learning course taught by the nominated faculty member
- Distance Learning staff who are not members of the Selection Committee
Fill out the online nomination form to nominate a faculty member for the Paragon Award.
Completed nominations must be submitted before October 15, 2012, for consideration.
Previous Award Recipients
2012: Ms. Anna Pechenik, Instructor in Health, Exercise Science and REcreation Management.
2011: Dr. Carol Livingston, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Dr. Jennifer Snook, Sociology Instructor
2010: Dr. Bart Garner, Management Information Systems and Dr. Stefan Schulenberg, Psychology