For more than 10 years, instructors have submitted their online courses to Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program with the goal of earning the prestigious, Exemplary Course Status Award. This award denotes excellence and innovation in the development and design of online courses. Exemplary status speaks volumes about the outstanding course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support ensured by the instructor. WSU is proud to announce that Barton School of Business Professor, Dr. John Perry, has recently received this distinction for the online course MGMT 681.
In order to be recognized, instructors must perform a self-review of the course, submit the course for peer and expert review, and receive top marks from reviewers. A Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric is used to evaluate the merits of the course relating to course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support. Each of these categories is then further defined into subcategories and are used to score the course. To be considered for Exemplary status, the course as a whole must receive between 145 and 174 points, earning an Exemplary rating on the rubric. Finally, the reviews are sent to the BECP leaders, and a shortlist of courses that met the criteria are awarded with the Exemplary Course Status.