Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award

Recognizing Innovative Teaching Practices through the Use of Technology


The Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award recognizes innovative teaching practices through the use of technology, including the integration of technology and pedagogy, the novel use or adaptation of technology, or creative contribution to one's academic discipline. Specific requirements are that the candidates:

  1. Be regular faculty members (tenure or non-tenure track) who are employed at least half-time
  2. Have been teaching at UCCS during the prior academic year
  3. Have been actively using technology in teaching and learning


  1. Anyone may nominate the candidate; self-nominations are accepted.
  2. Supporting materials are to be assembled by the nominator and must include:
    1. The nominating letter
    2. A narrative (double-spaced, 1000-word maximum) of the candidate’s use of technology in teaching, written by the candidate, that documents at least one of the following: the integration of technology and pedagogy; the novel use or adaptation of technology; creative contribution to one's academic discipline
    3. The candidate's curriculum vitae
    4. Samples of the use of technology to include but not limited to a website, a program that was created by the nominee, or selected screen captures of materials that illustrate the innovative use of technology and its impact on student learning
    5. Two letters from students whose learning was directly impacted by the innovative application; the student support letters should specifically address how their learning benefited from the technology-enhanced experience
    6. Additional letters may be submitted; up to two letters from other users or beneficiaries of the application should demonstrate direct knowledge of the nominee's qualifications for the award and should address the award criteria
  3. The supporting materials should be assembled, saved as a PDF file and emailed to David Anderson at

This award emphasizes innovative uses of technology in teaching. Contributions may include innovative integration of an application or medium into teaching, instructional methodologies that utilize technology as a primary teaching source, or teaching in new learning environments such as mobile learning.

Nomination Deadline



The winner of the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award will receive a $1,000 stipend, which may be taken either as additional pay (minus taxes) or as a professional development fund, and $1,000 for technology expenditures. The winner of this award will give a presentation on his or her work at a campus luncheon on March 14.


Funding for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research is provided by the Faculty Resource Center.

Questions? Contact: David Anderson, Chair of the Faculty Awards Committee