2020 Oaks Academic Technology Award


In recognition of the visionary leadership of Dr. Muriel Oaks, WSU Dean Emeritus, the Oaks award recognizes a faculty member’s innovative application of an existing technology to transform teaching and learning in their classroom.  To apply, please read the Oaks Award Rubric (pdf), and then complete and submit the application form below. The award winner will be notified by April 20, and receive $3,000 in faculty development funds. If you have any questions, email aoi.li@wsu.edu

Application deadline: April 10

  • This award recognizes current use of technology in a way that is transformative, ideally scalable and applicable to a variety of disciplines (not intended for planning or future implementation of a technology innovation). 
  • The technology cannot create a barrier to individuals, so it should be accessible, affordable and user friendly. 
  • Most importantly, as Muriel knew, the tool should serve a purpose.  It should be about teaching and learning, not technology for technology’s sake.