Inaugurated in 2013, the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education is awarded biennially to an individual or collaborative team at FSU who has developed innovative education approaches that demonstrate the potential of having great impact nationally and internationally. The prize includes a $2,500 award from the endowment for the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education.
"Innovative educational approaches" include but are not limited to the following: textbooks, Internet sites, distance learning approaches, online delivery of course materials and content, instructor materials, student materials, uses of technology to enhance learning and evaluation of learning.
The Ralph Stair Prize stresses innovation. Nominees must show evidence of creating innovative approaches, materials, or technology, not simply using existing approaches, materials, or technology effectively.
This award is open to all FSU faculty, instructors, lecturers, adjuncts, and others involved in teaching and the development of educational materials.