Excellence in Education Awards

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 for student success across the VCCS and the strategic vision of Complete 2021: One Goal. One Future.

This Student Success Best Practice for 2017 may be related to student services, workforce, business practices, technology innovation or academic program, but should highlight a best practice or program that increases student success. This year’s participants come from the faculty, staff and administration of our 23 colleges. All entries in the Excellence in Education Awards participated in the Chancellor’s Listening Tour 2016.

In addition to the onsite judging, each college team will provide a five-minute presentation of their best practice at one of the plenary sessions at New Horizons on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 or Thursday, April 13, 2017 Additionally, one team representative will provide a brief (one minute) overview of their project at the Excellence in Education Awards Gala on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Full information about the Excellence in Education Awards can be found on the following pages:

EIE Awards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

EIE Awards Documents

2017 Award Amounts

The prize amounts for the 2017 Excellence in Education Awards are as follows:

First Choice: $5,000

Second Choice: $3,000

Third Choice: $1,000

People’s Choice: $500