Instructional Innovation Award Competition

Instructional Innovation Award

This competition identifies and recognizes outstanding pedagogical innovations in the classroom. New, innovative, and effective ways to illustrate key concepts are often what make for a memorable and enhanced learning experience.


To be eligible for consideration, a submission must meet the following criteria:

  1. The submission must outline a teaching innovation that has been used successfully in a class to highlight or clarify a key course concept. The submission should describe the teaching methodology in a way that interested readers will have sufficient information to replicate the pedagogy in their own classes.
  2. The submission must not have been under review in a peer-reviewed journal at the time of submission.
  3. Finalists must register for and attend the 2020 Annual Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute in order to be eligible to win. Finalists will compete via live presentations during the conference. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

Submission Procedure:

Submissions may be made at

All submissions must be received by July 15th, 2020, to be eligible for the competition.

The finalists will be announced during September 2020. As previously noted, the winners will be determined immediately after their live competition presentations and will be announced during the Award Ceremony in San Francisco, California, during the 2020 DSI Annual Conference (November 21-23, 2020).