UIS has received national recognition for quality and achievements in online learning:
Outstanding Online Program - MA in Teacher Leadership
Inaugural Mayadas Online Leadership Award
Ray Schroeder receives the A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award. Spurring greater national conversation, Ray has consistently and with clear purpose proposed and guided numerous initiatives designed to meet the arguably most important Sloan Pillar, access. Ray championed and led two successful Sloan-C grants, which established fully online degree programs—extending the reach of degree completion and the dreams of a college education for many.
Inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellows (14 awarded nationally)
For innovative and inspirational work in the conceptualization, implementation, and advocacy of online learning in higher education on a national scale.
For increasing access to higher education by cultivating a breadth of online degree programs and for chronicling the progress of the theory and practice of online education through new media.
For rigorous research that has advanced our understanding of learning effectiveness in online and blended education.
Society for New Communications Research Award in External Online Communications http://www.newcommreview.com/?p=1352
Inaugural Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality in Online Education:
For innovative work in using quantitative data in a process of continuous quality improvement to assure excellence in online teaching and learning at UIS.
Sloan Consortium Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching & Learning Programming
National Public Radio Morning Edition Report describes UIS Online as a "titan" in online learning. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16638700
Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Administration Karen Swan received the sixth annual Sloan Consortium "Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Online Learning" Award
Scholar in Residence- Center for Online Learning, Research and Service - Burks Oakley received the third annual Sloan Consortium "Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Online Learning" Award
Professor Emeritus and Director of OTEL/COLRS Ray Schroeder received the second annual Sloan Consortium "Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Online Learning" Award
(Note: UIS is the only university that has more than one of the eleven "most outstanding achievement" award recipients.)