The Premier Award was developed to recognize “high-quality, non-commercial courseware designed to enhance engineering education.”
- The official language of the Premier Award competition is English.
- Submitters are invited to resubmit courseware from the prior competitions for the current competition, provided they meet all eligibility guidelines, follow the submission procedures and provide the additional documentation required by submission guidelines.
- Prior Premier Courseware winners are ineligible to submit for the current Premier Award competition.
- Administrative personnel (e.g., Department Chairs, Deans) in positions of authority over judges and/or facilitators are ineligible to submit to the Premier Award.
- Courseware submitted to the Premier Award competition must be distributable by the Premier Award. By submitting to the Premier Award competition the submitter acknowledges that
- they retain sufficient rights to allow the Premier Award to become a non-exclusive distributor of the courseware as submitted for the Premier Award competition -and-
- they will transmit to the Premier Award a full working version of their courseware (in some cases previews or demos of the courseware may be acceptable) in September if it is selected as the Premier Courseware (even if their courseware is web-based).
- The judging panel may include Premier Award Editors, one representative from each sponsoring organization, at-large content-area expert(s), and at-large instructional designers. All judges will abide by standard National Science Foundation conflict-of-interest guidelines for proposal review. If the situation arises judges may recuse themselves, or be recused by the judging panel if any perceived conflict of interest occurs. Facilitators will be present to clarify questions regarding the intent of the criteria and procedural matters as well as arbitrate any conflict-of-interest problems.