The New Horizons Excellence in Education (EIE) Awards, acknowledge the enhancement of student success within the VCCS. Student success is enhanced by an array of strategies: pen and paper as well as mouse and keyboard, collaborative work, classroom assessments, and dynamic discussions prompted by thoughtful questions. All of these strategies, and others, can find a home and be celebrated in these awards.

Within the EIE awards there are three categories: 1) Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online and Student Success, 2) Improving Student Success – Institutional, and 3) Innovative Use of Technology in the Face-to-Face and Online Classroom.

Finalists will display their projects to the public during the Wednesday, April 3, 2013 evening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Pocahontas A and B. Note that from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. our panel of judges will visit each table for a final evaluation of all the entries and will select the winners. At 5:30 p.m. all are welcome to meet with the finalists and talk with them about their projects.

Winners will be announced at our Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Use the links embedded in the table below to access complete information on each category and to apply:

Excellence in Education Awards Program Highlights

Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online and Student Success
Individuals or teams (full or part-time VCCS employees of all personnel categories) 
$500 to the winning college Complete submission by Monday, November 26, 2012 Required of all finalists. Click here to register! Presentation at the Excellence in Education judging and reception.
$250 to the runner-up college Finalists notified by Friday, December 14, 2012
Certificates for all  Finalists confirm acceptance by Friday, January 11, 2013 Recognition at the awards banquet.
PowerPoint presentation due by Friday, February 15, 2013

Improving Student Success – Institutional
Individuals or teams (full or part-time VCCS employees of all personnel categories)
$500 to the winning college Complete submission by Monday, November 26, 2012 Required of all finalists. Click here to register! Presentation at the Excellence in Education judging and reception.
$250 to the runner-up college Finalists notified by Friday, December 14, 2012
Certificates for all  Finalists confirm acceptance by Friday, January 11, 2013 Recognition at the awards banquet.
PowerPoint presentation due by Friday, February 15, 2013

Innovative Use of Technology, Face-to-Face and Online Classroom
Individuals or teams (full or part-time VCCS employees of all personnel categories)
$500 to the winning college Complete submission by Monday, November 26, 2012 Required of all finalists. Click here to register! Presentation at the Excellence in Education judging and reception.
$250 to the runner-up college Finalists notified by Friday, December 14, 2012
Certificates for all Finalists confirm acceptance by Friday, January 11, 2013 Recognition at the awards banquet.
PowerPoint presentation due by Friday, February 15, 2013