Fred Fallis Award in Online Learning

Overview

The Fred Fallis award is available annually for an individual or group which has demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals.

Criteria for Award Selection

  • Needs Assessment
  • Course Planning
  • Online learning environment
  • Evaluation methods
  • Evaluation ratings (from participants)
  • Learning Outcomes /Fulfillment of course objectives

Terms of reference

  • All faculty affiliated with University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine are eligible for the award
  • One award available annually for an individual or group which has demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals
  • The online learning program must have been accredited through the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD Office and can either be a stand-alone program or supportive of a live CPD activity
  • Closing date for nominations is the end of November for the programs developed in the previous academic year
  • Nominations should be made by a faculty member, preferably a department chair or CPD director
  • An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. An individual will not normally be considered for a Fallis Award if he or she has won the award in the previous 3 years
  • An individual or group can be nominated for more than one CPD award. Each award nomination requires its own application and documentation specific to the award in which the individual/group has been nominated.

Submission Documents

*Required:

  • Description of the online learning program
  • List of planning committee (if not in program)
  • Website address where the program can be viewed
  • Needs assessment data on which program was developed
  • Course objectives
  • Statement of learning outcomes
  • Data on learning outcomes (if relevant)
  • Evaluation data
  • Participant’s comments
  • 2 letters of peer support (letter or email)
  • All above documents must pertain to the current CPD event submitted for evaluation

Optional:

  • Previous programs may be submitted to show evolution of the course if relevant (up to 3)

Award Value

$500.00 cash gift

Download the Fred Fallis Award in Online Learning Evaluation Form

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Awards & Fellowships

CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. View last years awards winners.

Click on the name of the award to learn more.

Awards Deadline

Deadline for nominations for the previous academic year is November 30 (If November 30 falls on a weekend the deadline will be the following working day).

Awards Eligibility

  • All faculty affiliated with U of T Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration.
  • Awards are in recognition of U of T accredited Continuing Education courses only.
  • An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. A new submission is required.
  • An individual will not normally be considered for an award if he or she has won the award in the previous five years. They are however eligible to apply in another category.

Contact

Vashty Hawkins
(416) 946-7903
vashty.hawkins@utoronto.ca