Judy Fisher wins Superior Accomplishment Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Judy Fisher, PhD was named a Division-level winner of the UF Superior Accomplishment Award in the Administrative/Professional category. Professor Fisher is the Assistant Director of Instructional Services for the Warrington College of Business’ Dudziak-McClintock Business Technology Center.

Over the past year, Professor Fisher led an instructional design team in the redesign of an electronic platform (EP) core course through the use of various technologies. Electronic platform courses serve large numbers of students at Warrington (between 700 and 1,200 per course), and have historically been taught with minimal use of new educational technologies, such as course management systems, online discussions, and electronic quizzes. Fisher helped the course instructor visualize a new model for a class he had been teaching for over 15 years. The newly formulated course, Business Finance, went live in spring 2005 with incredible results. Due to Fisher’s efforts, the instructor received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Online Teaching from R1edu, an association composed of 34 American research universities. There is a $200 cash prize attached to the Superior Accomplishment Award, and all winners are considered for university-level awards ranging from $500 to $2,000.