The Provost’s Awards for Transformative Online Courses (TOC) recognize online courses developed by faculty members of the UAB community that exemplify best practices and innovation in online education. "Transformative" courses are defined as those that enhance the student experience through the use of innovative teaching strategies, fostering an interactive learning community that maximizes student engagement and outcomes.

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Guidelines and Forms

Download the Provost’s Awards for Transformative Online Courses pdfApplication Process Guidelines for details and forms.

2019-2020 Activities Timeline

  • EXTENDED to December 6, 2019: Submission of Nomination Form and Letter of Support due.
  • December 13, 2019: Notification to eligible nominees.
  • December 20, 2019: Nominee’s acceptance email due.
  • January 31, 2020: Nominee’s completed application packet due.
  • February 28, 2020: Review completed.
  • March 13, 2020: Awardees selected and notified.
  • April 2020: Award ceremony at Center for Teaching and Learning Annual Points Party (exact date TBA).
  • Fall 2020: Awardee(s) presentation to faculty and staff (exact date TBA).

Courses may be nominated by completing and submitting the nomination form. Courses may be nominated by a faculty, student or staff member of the UAB community, and self-nominations are accepted. In addition to the completed Nomination Form, the nominator must provide a letter of support. Both items must be emailed to UAB eLearning by end of day December 6, 2019.

Nominations will be reviewed for eligibility requirements and those meeting the requirements will be notified by December 13, 2019. The nominee must email a memo of acceptance to UAB eLearning by December 20, 2019.

Application Submission Process

Completed application packets must be emailed to UAB eLearning by end of day, January 31, 2020. The application packet must include:

By Nominator (this will already have been received and will be added to the packet):

  • Completed nomination form.
  • Letter of support by nominator. If self-nominating, please provide background on course and testimonials if available.

By Nominee:

  • A faculty written assessment of how the course meets each of the selection criteria, as described above.
  • Maximum of three pages, minimum one page.
  • Letters from students who have taken the course, describing how the course affected their learning.
  • Maximum of three letters, minimum of one letter.
  • Supporting documentation including student feedback and evaluations of the course.
  • Maximum of ten pages, minimum of three pages.
  • Completed course access form.

Download the Provost’s Awards for Transformative Online Courses pdfApplication Process Guidelines for details and forms.

Winners

2019

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DeReef Jamison, Ph.D.

Course: AAS 335 QL | Psychology of Hip Hop
Department: African American Studies
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Learn more about Dr. Jamison.

2017

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Beth Barstow, Ph.D.

Course: OT679 | Foundations in Low Visions II
Department: Occupational Therapy
School: School of Health Professions
Learn more about Dr. Barstow.

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Brenda Bertrand, Ph.D.

Course: NTR 601 | Advanced Medical Nutrition
Department: Nutrition Sciences Chair Office
School: School of Health Professions
Learn more about Dr. Bertrand.

2016

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Eta Berner, Ph.D.

Course: HI 640 | Introduction to Health Information Systems
Department: Health Services Administration
School: School of Health Professions
Learn more about Dr. Berner.

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Christopher Edmonds, Ph.D.

Course: AC 200 | Principles of Accounting I
Department: Accounting & Finance
School: Collat School of Business
Learn more about Dr. Edmonds.

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Malinda O'Leary, Ph.D.

Course: SPA 313 | Business Spanish
Department: Foreign Languages & Literatures
School: College of Arts & Sciences
Learn more about Dr. O'Leary.