Awards

Charlotte’s Award Winning CTL

2023-24

EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE AND BLENDED STUDENT SUPPORT – ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM (OLC) INNOVATE 2024 – Heidi Echols, M.F.A., Jordan Register, Ph.D., Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D, Samantha Suptela, Ph.D., & Tonya Bates, “‘NinerLink’: The First and Only AI-Powered Online Student
Support Community for Peer-to-Peer Engagement and Belonging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte”

2022-23

ERSKINE B. BOWLES STAFF SERVICE AWARD – UNC STAFF ASSEMBLY – Natasha Stracener, “Extraordinary Services to Our Campus, the UNC System, and Our Surrounding Community”

BEST IN TRACK AWARD FOR COURSE DESIGN – UNC SYSTEM LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM – Kory Trosclair & Chris Muellenbach, “Using Artificial Intelligence to Author Courses”

BEST IN TRACK AWARD FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & SUCCESS – UNC SYSTEM LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM – Becky Croxton, Christine Robinson, Ph.D., Heather Bastian, Ph.D., Jules Keith-Le, Ed.D., Natasha Stracener, & Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D., “It Takes a Village: Improving Teaching, Learning, and Student Success Through Campus Inter-Office Cooperation”

BEST IN TRACK AWARD FOR RESEARCH – ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM (OLC) INNOVATE 2023 – Blair Stamper, Ed.D., “The Birth of an ID Model: Creating the Collaborative Active Learning Instructional Design (CAL-ID) Model”

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN PRACTICE AWARD – ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM (OLC) INNOVATE 2023 – Course Production Team, “UNC Charlotte Course Development Process”

RON LEGON LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR QUALITY DIGITAL EDUCATION – QUALITY MATTERS – Enoch Park, Ed.D., “Impact on the Landscape of Digital Learning & Steadfast Devotion to the Pursuit of Quality Assurance”

DUBOIS AWARD FOR ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENT – UNC CHARLOTTE OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES – Course Production Team, “Accessibility and Access for UNC Charlotte’s Online Students”

2021-22

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR INNOVATION – UNC CHARLOTTE – Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D., “Leveraging the Active+Adaptive Learning Model in the Transformation of Statistics for Social Science Majors”

BEST IN TRACK AWARD FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN – ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM (OLC) ACCELERATE 2021 – Lynn Wahl, “How to Estimate Instructional Designer Capacity for Online Course Development and (Mostly) Get It Right”

RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP AWARD – UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (UPCEA) – Center for Teaching & Learning, “Research on Adjunct Faculty Development”

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARD – AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (AASCU) – Center for Teaching & Learning, “Campus Pandemic Response”

BEST ROI FORECAST – NATIONAL ROI INSTITUTE – Fred Baker, Ph.D., “Course Quality Assurance and Certification Redesign Process”

2020-21

SECOND PLACE FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH – ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY (AECT) 2020 – Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D., “Award-Winning Faculty Online Teaching Practices: Elements of Award-Winning Courses”

2019-20

BEST IN TRACK AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT – ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM (OLC) ACCELERATE 2019 – Lynn Wahl, “Faculty Engagement in Three Facilitation Models of Online Professional Development Workshops”

FIRST PLACE FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH – ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY (AECT) 2019 – Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D., “Award-Winning Faculty Online Teaching Practices: Roles and Competencies”

DELPHI AWARD FINALIST – PULIAS CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – Center for Teaching & Learning, “Addressing the Unique Needs and Challenges for Contingent Faculty at UNC Charlotte”

2016-17

EXCELLENCE IN ASSESSMENT AWARD – UNC CHARLOTTE OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION – Center for Teaching & Learning, “Adjunct Faculty Needs Assessment”

2013-14

BEST IN TRACK AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT – 19th ANNUAL SLOAN-C INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ONLINE LEARNING 2013 – J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D., & Kurt Richter, Ed.D., “Mechanical vs Philosophical Considerations When Upgrading the LMS”