The Provost's N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation

Overview

This award recognizes technology-related instructional innovation or the significant encouragement of such innovation. It is named for N. Preston Davis, who retired in 1992 after serving the Colorado State University community for more than four decades. His many contributions focused on the creative use of technology to advance the teaching and learning goals of the institution.

Award Presentation

Individual awards consist of a plaque and $1,000 cash presented during the annual Celebrate Colorado State; Unit awards consist of a plaque honoring the unit.

Note: Work submitted for consideration in either category may be at any instructional level, including credit/non-credit and resident/off-campus instruction. 

Selection Process

The award is presented to up to two faculty members annually. A third award may be granted to a unit within the University for a submission that the committee deems exemplary.

  • 2014-15 Joseph Cannon, Brian Fugate, College of Business
  • 2014-15 Robert Jordan, College of Liberal Arts–History
  • 2013-14 Branislav Notaros, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2012-13 Caroline Clevenger and Mehmet Ozbek, Department of Construction Management
  • 2011-12 Scott Glick and Caroline Clevenger, Department of Construction Management
  • 2010-11 Pui Shing Ho and Olve Peersen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 2010-11 Jennifer Taylor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
  • 2009-10 Tom Johnson, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
  • 2008-09 V. Chandrasekar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2007-08 Richard Bowen, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • 2006-07 David Greene, Occupational Therapy
  • 2005-06 Laurie Carlson, School of Education
  • 2004-05 Brett M. Johnson, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology
  • 2003-04 No individual award was presented
  • 2002-03 David Alciatore, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2002-03 M. Barrett Cleveland, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
  • 2001-02 Kelly Chappell, Department of Mathematics
  • 2000-01 Erica Suchman, Department of Microbiology
  • 1999-00 L. Ray Whalen, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • 1998-99 Mike Palmquist, University Composition Program
  • 1997-98 Brian K. Jones, Department of Physics
  • 1996-97 Tim Davies, School of Education
  • 1995-96 Ken Klopfenstein, Department of Mathematics
  • 1994-95 Michael Bauer, Howard Seim, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • 2007-08 The ACCESS Project, Occupational Therapy
  • 2005-06 Senior Design Practicum Unit, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2003-04 CVMBS Instructional Technology Unit
  • 2001-02 Morgan Library CAI Team

Award Categories

Nominations for this category should include the following:

Section A:

  • Description of the instructional innovation
  • Explanation of the innovative nature and/or innovative implementation of educational technologies

Section B:

  • Discussion of the enhanced effectiveness of teaching and learning from the innovative educational technologies
  • Explanation of significant course and/or curriculum development
  • Evidence of results (examples: evaluative instruments, peer evaluation, student feedback, empirical evidence of results)

Section C:

  • Discussion of capacity to be replicated
  • Explanation of dissemination of the technology-based innovation
  • Evidence of stimulus to others to encourage technology-based instructional innovation
  • Evidence of willingness to share ideas freely within the educational community

The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) describe a learning environment in which: 1) ideas and information are represented in multiple ways, 2) students express their comprehension and mastery of subject matter in multiple ways, and 3) students receive multiple opportunities for engagement.

As they relate to instructional technologies, these principles guide the creation of course materials that are accessible and usable by a wide range of students, including those with disabilities using assistive technologies.

For more information, see the ACCESS Project

Nominations for this category should include the following:

Section A:

  • Description of how UDL principles have been implemented to achieve the desired learning and accessibility outcomes
  • Explanation of the enhanced accessibility and usability of the learning environment and/or materials of instruction

Section B:

  • Discussion of the enhanced effectiveness of teaching and learning from the innovative educational technologies
  • Explanation of significant course and/or curriculum development
  • Evidence of results (examples: evaluative instruments, peer evaluation, student feedback, empirical evidence of results)

Section C:

  • Discussion of capacity to be replicated
  • Explanation of dissemination of the technology-based innovation
  • Evidence of stimulus to others to encourage technology-based instructional innovation
  • Evidence of willingness to share ideas freely within the educational community