Walsh Earns National Honor for Remote Teaching and Learning Initiatives

Walsh University has been nationally recognized for its innovation in transitioning to remote learning during COVID-19. The global nonprofit foundation Apereo has honored Walsh with an Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS) competition Remote Learning Initiative Award, recognizing innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement and learning. Apereo​ ​is​ ​a​ ​global​ ​network​ ​of​ ​educational​ ​institutions​ ​working​ ​together​ ​to​ ​address common​ ​issues​ ​and​ ​solve​ ​common​ ​problems. ​

The ATLAS Awards have a long history of recognizing innovation in teaching and learning. The award grew out of the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) which began in 2008 as part of the Sakai community. Walsh will be formally honored at the virtual International Open Apereo Conference in June.

In the award letter, the ATLAS Apereo task force noted: “Your successful application has impressed us with the evidence of your industry and creativity in moving your institution to the online environment in this very challenging time. We enjoyed seeing the many fronts you tackled in your efforts to support your faculty and students and the documentation of the successes you are having. We hope that you can model for other schools some of the methods and strategies you have been able to implement.”