Keiser University Wins Two Catalyst Awards for Excellence in Online Learning

Keiser University, a leader in online learning since 1998, has been recognized for distinction in online learning for a fourth consecutive year, winning a pair of Catalyst Awards for Achievement and Evaluation of students and institutional effectiveness.

Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in Anthology’s global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible by leveraging of technology. Winners are selected by a cross-functional team of anthology experts and represent the best in their field. The Catalyst Awards were expanded when Anthology and Blackboard combined in 2021.

“We are extremely proud of Keizer University’s commitment to online learning outcomes and the positive effect it has had on our students around the world,” said Arthur Keiser, Ph.D. , Chancellor of Keizer University. “As a pioneer in online education, we look forward to our continued efforts to go beyond the standards of the online learning industry and provide our students with the opportunities needed to help them succeed in as learners and contributing members of the workforce.”

Keizer University was one of only five higher education institutions to win a Catalyst Award in more than one category in 2022 and joined the University of Texas at El Paso as the only universities in the United States to have won several Catalyst awards. A total of 50 Catalyst Awards were presented in nine separate categories.

Keizer University was one of only three universities worldwide, and the only institution in the United States, to earn a Catalyst Award for Student Success which recognizes institutions that innovatively use Blackboard and/or Anthology solutions to increase retention, completion, and/or improve student outcomes through the implementation of new academic resources, data analytics solutions, scalable counseling and intervention; and student support programs.

Keizer University was also one of six institutions awarded the Catalyst Award for Evaluation and Institutional Effectiveness. The award recognizes institutions that have successfully developed their assessment practices and influenced positive behavior change through methods such as developing collaborative assessment best practices, implementing assessment tools and technologies. assessment that have improved efficiency and the creation of assessment initiatives that lead to evidence-based decisions about curriculum. efficiency.

“I am very proud that Keizer University’s online division was recognized this year with two Catalyst Awards for Student Achievement and Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness,” said Sherry Olsen, Vice Chancellor of the online division of Keizer University. “Through our strong online education strategies, we are fulfilling Keizer University’s Students First mission while helping to address the nation’s labor shortages by educating highly skilled practitioners. Blackboard’s analytics and assessment tools have helped us meet the needs of our students, resulting in improved retention, guidance, and student satisfaction. »

Keizer University was a pioneer in virtual learning when it began offering online education in 1998 through an agreement with e-college that provided one of the first virtual learning environments available to colleges and the universities. Since 2013, every course enrolled at Keizer University includes an e-learning shell that provides users with a platform for communication and content sharing. While not used by all courses in the field, the shell allows teachers to quickly transition from classroom to virtual learning.

This is the fourth time in as many years that Keizer University has been recognized for the quality of delivery and effective results of its online division. In 2021, the University was one of 12 worldwide to win the Change Management Award. Keizer University has been named the 2020 Catalyst Prize Winner for Training and professional developmentand in 2019, Keizer was the winner of the Catalyst Award for Student Success. To view the full list of 2022 winners, Click here.

Representatives from Keizer University’s online division will join award winners from around the world in being recognized at Anthology Together, Anthology’s annual user conference taking place July 11-14 in Orlando, Florida.

Keizer University is a private, independent, nonprofit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and at two international locations. Founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keizer, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keizer, Keizer University currently offers more than 100 degrees ranging from associate to doctoral degrees. Keizer University is a designated Hispanic-serving institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and was ranked #5 in the United States in social mobility by US News and World Report in 2022.