The House Cup (modeled on the Harry Potter House Cups) is an award to recognize the level of contributions made to the MERLOT collection during the past academic year. Contributions include reviews, materials added to MERLOT, assignments, comments, and editor reviews. The board with the most contributions (weighted in favor of reviews and submitting materials to MERLOT) receives the House Cup.
The top five editorial boards in alphabetical order for 2018 were: Biology, Business, Computer Science, Sociology and Teacher Education, and the recipient of the 2018 House Cup was the Teacher Education Editorial Board, making 697 contributions to MERLOT, completing 175 individual reviews and 106 composite reviews.
The Business Editorial Board was the recipient of the 2017 House Cup. They made 899 contributions to MERLOT, completing 277 editor’s reviews, 126 individual reviews, 66 composite reviews and submitting 291 materials to MERLOT. The top five editorial boards in alphabetical order are: Biology, Business, ICT Literacy, Sociology and Teacher Education.
The top five editorial boards in alphabetical order are: Business, History, Information Technology, Library, and Teacher Education, and the recipient of the 2016 award was the Teacher Education Editorial Board, which made 899 contributions to MERLOT, completing 409 editor’s reviews, 204 individual reviews, 123 composite reviews and submitting 104 materials to MERLOT.
The Teacher Education Editorial Board contributed 643 editor reviews, 171 individual reviews, 104 composite reviews, added 63 materials to MERLOT and contributed 60 comments on materials.
The Biology Editorial Board was the winner of the 2014 House Cup, given each year to the most productive Editorial Board. The Biology Board completed 176 individual reviews, 82 composite reviews, 545 editors' reviews, added 474 materials to MERLOT, and made 20 member comments!
The top five boards for productivity in 2014 included Biology, Business, Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
The Editorial Board was responsible for making 1246 contributions to MERLOT during the nine month period of July 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. Note that this was only a nine month period, due to the change in the conference date. Jeanne Sewell, Editor of Health Sciences is pictured here receiving her award from Gerry Hanley. Also of note, Jeanne received the MERLOT Distinguished Service award in 2012.
The Biology Board had a total of 981 contributions to the MERLOT collection from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The award is significant this year, because Jim is a first-year Editor and most of the Biology Editorial Board Members are new. Congratulations to this vibrant, hard-working group!
Pictured here, some Business Editorial Board Members accept their trophy: Gerry Hanley (MERLOT), Patty Feller (Peer Reviewer), Susan Moncada (Associate Editor of Accounting), Mike Seda (Peer Reviewer), Tom Moncada (Peer Reviewer).
On the left, accepting the House Cup from Gerry Hanley, are David Wicks and Dorothy Fuller. The Teacher Education Editorial Board, with Jane Moore as Editor, was responsible for 19% of the contributions to MERLOT by Editorial Boards this past academic year (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010). Pictured on the right are some members of the Teacher Education Editorial Board with the House Cup (left to right): Judy McEnany, Jeanine Wilker, David Wicks, Cris Guenter, Dorothy Fuller, and Roxana Marachi.
Jeanne Sewell, Editor, accepts the House Cup from Phil Moss. The Health Science Editorial Board was responsible for 19% of the contributions to MERLOT by the 20 Editorial Boards during the academic year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.
The Business Editorial Board contributed the following numbers of materials compared to other board members: 13% of the materials Triaged (first stage of review) by the 19 Editorial Boards; 24% of the Individual Peer Reviews written by the 19 Editorial Boards; 33% of the Composite Peer Reviews written by the 19 Editorial Boards; 35% of the Learning Materials added to the MERLOT collection by the 19 Editorial Boards; a total of 23% of the Total Contributions to MERLOT by the 19 Editorial Boards. The Editorial Board that came in second had less than 10% of the Total Contributions to MERLOT by the 19 Editorial Boards. Pictured here (with the House Cup) are Editorial Board Members: Ron Purser, Bob Sproule, Susan Moncada, Jackie Gilbert, Tom Moncada, Michelle Kunz, and Ingrid Ulstad.