The Dr. George Mehaffy Excellence in Learning Technology Award, established in 2014, is a faculty administered program designed to honor an outstanding faculty member who has contributed significantly to the enhancement of teaching and learning at Jacksonville State University through the sustained and innovative use of technology. The person selected for this honor will receive an honorarium of $500, a budget of $500 for expenses and a framed certificate that recognizes this accomplishment. All full-time faculty members are eligible. Nominators for this award should provide evidence that the candidate has significantly enhanced student learning through the use of technology; both employed and advanced good practices in the use of instructional technologies; demonstrated ongoing commitment to application and improvement of these practices across multiple semesters and courses; and taken on relevant leadership in his or her department, campus, and/or discipline. Outstanding candidates will have a record of scholarly activities that document this leadership within and/or beyond their academic disciplines.
Nominations by self, students, colleagues, or department heads are encouraged. Use of instructional technologies to improve student learning, motivation, and creativity, with their work and scholarship during the previous calendar year will be considered for this award.
If you would like to nominate someone, please send:
• Letter of recommendation describing the individual's accomplishments
• Updated résumé or vita
• Other supporting documentation that may include assessment of technology use from outside JSU
Nominations are to be submitted to the chair of the Faculty Honors Committee by March 21, 2014. Please direct any questions to the chair.