The winning entry, submitted by DELO marketing manager Stacey Biggs, was an online project request form that facilitates saving staff time while increasing effectiveness and efficiency. The entry was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the LERN Annual Conference Nov. 19-21 in Savannah, Ga.
Information about the submission was on display in the Conference’s Hall of Learning throughout the three-day conference. In addition, the winning programs will be featured in future LERN publications and on LERN’s website.
Julie Coates, Vice President of Information Services for LERN, said that this year’s award nominees were among the highest quality ever submitted. WKU’s entry was selected from more than 140 nominations from four countries.
In selecting programs to be recognized for excellence, Coates said the primary criteria judges used for those selected was the quality of being at the leading edge of the field of lifelong learning, as evidenced by their nomination. In addition, judges also applied the following criteria: originality, innovation, appropriateness as a model for other programs, replicability and measurable outcomes. The awards selection process is very competitive, Coates, said, and it is truly an honor to be selected.