UIS makes its online mark
It was a great pleasure to hold the 2007 Sloan Consortium Award in my hands as it was presented to UIS by Ray Schroeder and his team, who have put this university in the national forefront of distance learning. I couldn't help but notice how heavy the award plaque was as we prepared for the photo-op this fall. Somehow that seemed appropriate since the award is for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning Programming, the highest honor a university can receive for online education. That definitely carries weight as UIS builds its reputation as one of the leading, small public liberal arts universities in the nation. There are many people to thank for this "institution-wide" award including those who work in the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning as well as the 148 different faculty members, both full and part-time, who are teaching online classes this semester.