Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual Oaks Academic Technology Award, which recognizes an instructor’s innovative application of an existing technology to transform teaching and learning in their classroom (face-to-face, online, videoconferencing).

Academic Outreach & Innovation (AOI) established the Oaks Award in honor of the visionary leadership of Dr. Muriel Oaks, WSU Dean Emeritus. William “Dr. Bill” Schlosser, a faculty member at the School of the Environment, was the winner of the 2020 Oaks Academic Technology Award for his innovative use of multiple software tools to give students a platform to effectively complete research activities and present their findings following WSU’s transition to distance learning in Spring 2020.

Instructors on any WSU campus wishing to be considered for the Oaks Award are invited to submit an application. You may nominate others or encourage deserving colleagues to apply. Nominations will be accepted until March 22 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be notified by April 30. The winner will receive $3,000 in faculty development funds, distributed to the award winner’s academic department.

To apply or learn more about the award, including the evaluation metric, visit the Oaks award application webpage.