Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching is the process of providing optimal conditions for the intellectual growth of our students and is our most important activity. It serves our primary institutional goal of expanding the horizons of our students and helps them become the very best they can be in every aspect of life. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes faculty who create the opportunities and atmosphere for our students to succeed. A $3,000 award will be given to one full-time faculty member which will be added to his or her base salary. A $2,000 cash award will be given to one part-time faculty member. The review committee may elect not to recommend the award be given based on qualifications of nominees in a given year.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any full-time faculty member teaching at IUPUI for at least three years is eligible to be nominated for the award. Any part-time faculty member teaching in the award cycle is eligible to be nominated for the part-time award. Part-time faculty with several years of teaching experience will be given preference. Nominees are eligible to be nominated for up to three successive years. Nominees who elect to resubmit are encouraged to update the letters as well as other materials in their portfolios.

CRITERIA:  Nominees with a sustained commitment to IUPUI who make significant contributions in the promotion of teaching excellence across campus are sought. Full- and part-time faculty nominated for this award should best exemplify the high standards of teaching expected at IUPUI and have earned respect and admiration from colleagues and students, alike, for the gift of instilling in students a love of learning and respect for knowledge. Excellence in the classroom is necessary but not sufficient. Nominees should be known for and able to demonstrate their teaching excellence beyond the classroom by their teaching-related activities within the department, school, and across campus. Involvement with promoting teaching excellence among students is expected as well as faculty mentoring, curriculum development, or campus policy making. Strong nominees will be able to provide evidence of their reflection on teaching, professional growth in regards to teaching, as well as some level of involvement in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The selection committee welcomes part-time faculty nominees who are involved in scholarly research, publication, and professional service; however, these elements are not required. Due to the nature of their appointment, they may not be involved with teaching activities outside of their department, much less across campus. Part-time faculty nominees should be exemplars of excellent teaching, where appropriate.  This may include an ability to bring professional work in the discipline alive in the classroom. Nomination materials should demonstrate that the candidate is known for his or her impact on students, in or out of the classroom; his or her growth and development as instructors; and his or her contributions to the improvement of student learning within their departments.

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 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, will be considered for recognition at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Hine Hall Auditorium. Please verify that your candidate meets all eligibility requirements and that you have access to all relevant information before submitting your nomination.

SELECTION:  The review committee will be comprised of past winners of this award and others recognized for their teaching.

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

QUESTIONS:  Contact Jessica Wootten, Academic Affairs Coordinator (ude[dot]ui[at]nettoowj or 317-278-6090).

Click here to start the nomination process