Chancellor's Professors Award

Honorees of the Chancellor's Professors Award are recognized at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation

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Chancellor's Professor Award Highlights
  • Nominees must have been at IU Indianapolis for at least 10 years and must be of full professor rank.
  • Those holding a significant administrative position, e.g., vice chancellor or dean, are not eligible as they hold a comparable status already. Associate and assistant deans, directors, and department chairs are eligible.
  • Those holding the rank of distinguished professor or holding a named position are eligible but must understand that the criteria for this award are distinctive from these other forms of recognition.
  • Nominees must have compiled a career-long record of high-level achievement in all three areas of faculty work (teaching, research/creative works, and service) and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the campus.
    • Faculty with distinguished records reflecting interdisciplinary accomplishments or work integrating traditional areas are encouraged as well.
  • There should be clear evidence of the candidate's strengths that demonstrates an excellent overall performance of benefit to the university over time.
  • Chancellor's Professors are faculty who contribute in concrete, demonstrable ways to the development of IU Indianapolis as an academic community of exceptional quality and integrity as well as to their disciplines through the creation and application of knowledge.
  • Through their leadership and service, in their department, their school, and across campus, successful nominees must also have a record of contributions to the mission and vision of IU Indianapolis.
Nomination Process
  • Candidates must be nominated by others of full professor rank–preferably by the dean.
  • Complete the electronic nomination form and upload the required documentation.
  • Please verify that your candidate meets all eligibility requirements and that you have access to all relevant information before submitting your nomination.
Longevity of Nomination
  • Nominees will be automatically considered for three years after the initial nomination year.
  • After the third year of reconsideration, the candidate will not be eligible for one year but can be re-nominated after the one year. Completely new nomination materials will be required at that time.
  • Reconsideration Process: Candidates during the three years following their initial nomination year will be given an opportunity to update their nomination packet each successive year–particularly their support letters, nominator's statement, and candidate's statement.
    • Candidates will be asked to submit all their documentation into the online nomination form.
  • The review committee will be comprised of chancellor's professors, distinguished professors, other full professors, and the senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs who serves as ex officio.
  • For more information on the composition of the selection committee, guidelines will be posted late October.


For questions regarding the nomination process for the Chancellor's Professor Award, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at ude[dot]ui[at]aao.