Office of Academic Affairs

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invite nominations to recognize an outstanding faculty member for this teaching award.  IUPUI is committed to preparing the next generation of culturally competent, global citizens who value diversity both within and across cultures.  Multicultural teaching is recognized as a principal strategy through which the vision, mission, and goals of the campus related to diversity are realized.  The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching acknowledges faculty who integrate culturally-relevant content into their curriculum; who employ an inclusive, student-centered pedagogy; and who champion diversity as a value that ensures the academic success of all students.  A cash award of $3,000 will be given to either a full-time or part-time faculty member. 

ELIGIBILITY:  All IUPUI faculty, full or part-time, are eligible for nomination.  Self-nomination is not permitted. Preference will be given to faculty members with at least five years or more of diversity impact at IUPUI or with a history of multicultural teaching prior to employment at IUPUI.  Nominees are eligible to be considered in three successive years. Candidates who elect to resubmit are encouraged to update their submissions.  Past award winners are not eligible to reapply.

CRITERIA:  Nominees for this award should best exemplify the high standards of teaching expected at IUPUI.  Nominees should demonstrate significant contribution to multicultural education and teaching, as exemplified through their use of teaching strategies and practices that empower the learning styles of all students from diverse, global backgrounds.  Strong nominees will have demonstrated excellence in multicultural teaching practice and will need to provide evidence of work that ascribes to at least one or both of the two dimensions of diversity and equity directly related to classroom instruction, as outlined in the current IUPUI Diversity Goals.

  • Curricular and Cocurricular Transformation - Nominees will provide evidence to demonstrate the extent to which principles of multiculturalism, pluralism, equity, and diversity are currently incorporated into their instruction and the degree to which their curricular activities include diverse theories, research approaches, and cultural perspectives.
  • Campus Climate - Nominees will provide evidence to demonstrate their efforts in creating an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment for all students and members of the broader community and the degree to which the events, messages, symbols, values, etc., of the goals of the campus for the diversity are infused in their practice.

PROCESS:  Any member of the campus community may serve as a nominator.  Nominations prepared jointly by faculty and students are encouraged.  Complete the electronic nomination form below and upload the required documentation.  (For more information, please see the complete guidelines.)

Nominations received by 5:00pm on November 4, 2016, will be considered for recognition at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 3:00pm in the Hine Hall Auditorium.  Please verify that your nominee meets all eligibility requirements and that you have access to all relevant information before submitting your nomination.

SELECTION:  The Chancellor has the right to select members of the review committee which shall include past winners of this Award, a representative of the Multicultural Pedagogy Research Group, a Chancellor's Professor, a Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, a FACET representative, and a representative from International Affairs.

Click here to view previous recipients.  For printable version of guidelines, click here.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Lori Klosterman, Academic Affairs Coordinator (ude[dot]iupui[at]etsolkol or 317-278-6090).