The Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology is a teaching award created to honor the creative pedagogy of NC State’s faculty and their work in integrating new technologies into effective teaching strategies. The award was first awarded in Fall 2002 and named for Gertrude Cox, the “First Lady of Statistics,” who came to NC State in 1940 to establish the university’s distinguished Department of Statistics.
Criteria and Eligibility
- Nominees should be current full-time faculty or small groups of full-time faculty who have worked together on a single project at NC State University
- Nominations should be based on a project developed or refined in the previous academic year or earlier that has produced demonstrable evidence of advances in student learning for at least one academic year
Selection is by peer-reviewed faculty process, and nominations will be considered based on:
- Data-driven evidence of impact on student learning, student motivation and student creativity through relatively objective measures such as tests, changes in pass rates or success rates in subsequent courses, or other means, and through relatively subjective measures such as student letters or testimonials in which students explain how their learning was enhanced or improved.
- Data-driven evidence of the impact of pedagogical innovation on campus and/or beyond campus through letters of support from faculty colleagues in one’s department and beyond campus, if appropriate.
- Evidence of high-quality design, where applicable. This may include incorporation of multiple media elements, originality in design, clarity of connection to the target curriculum, depth and breadth of project content, accessibility, usability, and aesthetics.
A nomination may be resubmitted for the next award cycle even if the nominee has been previously selected as a recipient of this award. Renominations are not automatic. They must be resubmitted with updates that reflect the current year of nomination, confirmation of continued support from the writers of support letters, and any information regarding awards, accolades, projects, publications, or other activities completed after the submission of last year’s nominations.
Nomination and Submission Guidelines
Nomination Submission Deadline
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Nominations for completed projects that provide demonstrable evidence of enhanced student learning for one academic year for the academic year 2020–2021 or earlier will be accepted.
Nomination Package Submission
Please create PDF files for each document contained in the nomination package
- Completed Nomination Form. If applicable, include information for faculty who are co-nominees on the project
- Current limited CV for the nominee and all co-nominees. Limit 3 pages
- Statement of the project’s impact on student learning outcomes for at least one academic year. Limit 2 pages
- Statement on how the technology is used to support the pedagogical approaches to the course. Limit 2 pages
- Data-driven evidence of pedagogical innovation that advanced student learning, including objective and subjective student evidence as well as evidence from peers or external colleagues
- Link to the course, project, or body of work web (if this is a site that requires login, please contact Judy Austin at email@example.com who will coordinate with DELTA to obtain anonymous login credentials for project reviewers)
- Two letters from students supporting the project’s nomination and stating how the use of technology in the course improved or enhanced their learning. Limit one page per student letter
- Letter from an NC State faculty member supporting the project’s nomination and describing her/his assessment of its pedagogical impact. Limit one page
Document format: 1.15 space, 1-inch margins, Arial 10, 11 or 12
*Previously formatted documents such as CVs and support letters may be submitted in their current form.
Nomination Package Submission Process
- Submit separate PDF files for the nomination components listed above.
- Include links to open source sites or Moodle sites.
- Please submit all PDF files comprising each submission package at the same time.
- Submit nominations by email attachment or upload to Google Drive to Awards and Events Coordinator Judy Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 18, 2022
NOTE: Each college determines its own deadline for submissions to its college-level review committee to allow review time and submission to the university level. Contact your college’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for a college review committee schedule.
Administrative Advisory Committee
- SCORING RUBRIC for Review Committee
- The Chair of the Faculty or one faculty senator designee
- One representative of Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) who has faculty status
- Two previous faculty recipients of the Gertrude Cox Award
- The Chair of the Standing Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching (EOT) or one EOT designee
- One student representative of the EOT
- The President of the Graduation Student Association (GSA) or one GSA designee. Student members should have a background that reflects an aptitude for educational technology.
- The President of the Student Body or one student government designee. Student members should have a background that reflects an aptitude for educational technology
- A representative from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
The Gertrude Cox Award Administrative Advisory Committee will meet: