Individual MSU faculty, instructors, teaching assistants and staff, or teams of faculty and staff, are eligible to submit practices that use technology to enhance their teaching. Any practice used in a credit bearing course is eligible long as the course was run between Fall 2020 and Summer 2022.
If you are interested in being considered for the award, you can nominate yourself by filling out the entry form. If you know of anyone who you feel should be nominated, feel free to contact Educational Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will reach out to the person to see if they are interested in submitting for the award.
Nominations will be peer-reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff, which shall give due regard to MSU’s commitment to diversity and accessibility, as well as the university’s commitment to outstanding instruction and effective design and technology integration. The 2023 entry form identifies required sections for a practice to be submitted as well as includes the rubric that the committee will use to evaluate submissions. Here is a copy of the rubric to review.
Thanks to AT&T, all award recipients will receive a $2,000 stipend that they can use to purchase technology to enhance their teaching practice, or for their own professional development.
Up to three awards are given out each year and they are given to practices that exemplify excellence in teaching with technology. Any practice used in the course is eligible for consideration. This includes, but is not limited to, assessments, activities and projects.
Applicants must submit the 2023 Entry Form by 5 p.m. (EST) on Monday, November 14, 2022.
2023 Entry Form
You can download a copy of the 2023 Entry Form (Word version) to review the submission requirements in advance, however official submissions must be made to the 2023 Entry Form.
Video Submission: A video that explains and highlights your practice is required for the application process. It should be uploaded to YouTube and a maximum of 3 minutes long. If you need assistance creating your video, please contact Educational Technology (email@example.com).
Considerations: Michigan State University’s AT&T Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award benefits the winners by conferring peer reviewed recognition. The competition also benefits the larger MSU community because it highlights inspiring and innovative approaches to blended and fully online learning. The disciplinary expertise of applicants and judges reflect the diversity of majors and colleges at MSU. Applicants are encouraged to keep this broad audience in mind as they describe what is notable about their practice or technology-enhanced learning innovation from a disciplinary perspective but also clarifying aspects that can be generalized to other online teaching and learning. For more information please contact Educational Technology at (firstname.lastname@example.org).