Excellence in Education Awards Nominations

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2016 New Horizons Conference

The New Horizons Excellence in Education (EIE) Awards acknowledge the enhancement of student success through academic engagement and innovation 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. Such strategies, and their demonstrated and measurable instructional, disciplinary, and student outcomes can find a home and be celebrated in these awards. The Excellence in Education awards program provides an annual opportunity to showcase, celebrate, and share the best practices, ideas and innovations of colleagues across the VCCS that contribute to teaching and learning, student success and the strategic vision of Complete 2021: One Goal. One Future . All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to participate in this year’s competition, and encouraged to apply.

Read Chancellor DuBois' remarks about Complete 2021: One Goal. One Future:
A Nation in Decline: Remarks of Chancellor Glen DuBois, August 12, 2014

Within the EIE awards there are three categories:

See below to identify the category which best fits your project.

EIE Categories

Click on the category title for more information.

VCCS Employees (full time & part time) must nominate their own or their team's work. If you have a colleague who has an interesting project, encourage them to nominate themselves and their project.


All EIE award finalists are required to:

  • Create a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation of their project that touches on the four project criteria questions found in the EIE award submission form below.
  • Register for and attend the conference. Participant registration will be available soon.
  • Be available on Wednesday, April 13 for the Awards judging period.
  • Complete details regarding the requirements of EIE award finalists can be found on the EIE category information pages.

Awards Rubric

The awards judging rubric is available to help guide your proposal:

2016 EIE Awards Rubric

Past Award Winners

Excellence in Education Award winners and runners-up can be found here:

Past EIE Award Winners

EIE Submission Information

Project URL

If the nominated project has a website that you would like the committee to consider during the first review process, please enter the URL, and username and password (if required) below.

Note: If the URL is a Blackboard site, make sure that you have allowed "guest" to access your work.

Please enter a valid website address.

If no username is required, please leave blank.

If no password is required, please leave blank.


Project Criteria

Submit Nomination

Please verify that your college president has seen an approved your proposal before submitting.

Please review your submission; when you are satisfied with your input, click "Submit Nomination" below to send in your nomination.