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Faculty Awards and Recognitions

Texas A&M International University Office of Instructional Technology and Distance Education Services is committed to recognizing faculty who have excelled in integrating technology within their courses. The Distance Education and Instructional Technology Committee (DEITC) is instrumental in the selection of the Instructional Technology Excellence Award and Technology Spotlight recognitions.

Quick Links: Instructional Technology Excellence Award | Technology Spotlight Recognitions

Instructional Technology Excellence Award

The Instructional Technology Excellence Award (formerly the Distance Educator of the Year Award) is presented to a faculty member who has exemplified the use of technology in their teaching. The award recipient is chosen from a group of nominees by the DEITC using the following criteria:

  • Integrates the use of technology in the teaching and learning process
  • Use of technology in creative and effective ways to facilitate student learning
  • Implements student-focused, learning-oriented innovations, and/or project-based learning activities using technology
  • Inspires and works collaboratively with others
  • Addresses the various types of learners including those with disabilities
  • Seamlessly integrates TAMIU’s Learning Management System (LMS) to support his/her teaching to actively engage students
  • Actively pursues avenues for personal continuous improvement to facilitate the uses of technology

2016 Recipient

Dr. Maria Viloria
College of Education

Dr. Viloria Receives Award

From Left to Right: Dr. Patricia Abrego, Dr. Leebrian Gaskins, Dr. Maria Viloria, Dr. Pablo Arenaz, and Dr. Thomas Mitchell

Previous Recipients

2015 Recipient

Dr. Donovan Weight Receiving Award

Dr. Donovan Weight
College of Arts and Sciences

2014 Recipient

Dr. Anderson

Dr. Ronald Anderson
College of Education

2013 Recipient

Dr. Kelly Frailing

Dr. Kelly Frailing
College of Arts and Sciences

2012 Recipient

Dr. Frances P. Bernat

Dr. Frances P. Bernat
College of Arts and Sciences

2011 Recipient

Dr. Rose Saldivar 2011 Award Recipient

Ms. Rose Saldivar
Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing

2010 Recipient

Dr. Kimber Palmer

Dr. Kimber J. Palmer
A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business

2009 Recipient

Dr. Arturo Limon Distance Educator of the Year 2009

Dr. Arturo Limon
College of Education

2008 Recipient

2008 Award Winner Dr. Whitney Bischoff

Dr. Whitney R. Bischoff
Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing

2007 Recipient

Dr. Judith Warner 2007 Distance Educator of the Year Award Winner

Dr. Judith A. Warner
College of Arts and Science

2006 Recipient

Dr. Dean Champion Distance of the Year Award Winner

Dr. Dean J. Champion
College of Arts and Sciences

2005 Recipient

Dr. Anderson

Dr. Ronald Anderson
College of Education

2004 Recipient

Dr. Lem Railsback 2004 Distance Educator of the Year Award Winner

Dr. Lem Londos Railsback
College of Education

Technology Spotlight Recognitions

The DEITC recognizes faculty members that excel in the use of technology in their courses/classrooms on a monthly basis. Recognitions are announced on Blackboard and through Uconnect campus announcements. The following faculty members have been recognized.

December 2015

Dr. Deborah Blackwell

Dr. Deborah Blackwell
College of Arts and Sciences
for ECHO360

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February 2016

Prof. Lilia Cantu

Prof. Lilia Cantu
University College
for Blackboard Instructional Partner

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March 2016

Dr. Ariadne Gonzalez

Dr. Ariadne Gonzalez
College of Arts and Sciences
for BlueJeans

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April 2016

Dr. Marcus Ynalvez

Dr. Marcus Ynalvez
College of Arts and Sciences
for Quality Matters

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May 2016

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Professional Development Participants

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June 2016

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SoftChalk Boot Camp Participants

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July 2016

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Virtual Engagement Boot Camp Participants

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August 2016

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Blackboard Boot Camp Participants

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September 2016

Dr. Lourdes Viloria

Dr. Lourdes Viloria
College of Education
for Instructional Technology Excellence Award

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October 2016

Dr. Weam Al-Tameemi

Dr. Weam Al-Tameemi
College of Arts and Sciences
for International QM Association

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