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.
For the Excellence in Education 2017 Awards competition, the Student Success Best Practice 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.