Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching

Honorees of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching are recognized at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation.

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Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching Highlights
  • All IU Indianapolis faculty, full- or part-time, are eligible for nomination.
  • Preference will be given to faculty members with at least five years or more of diversity impact at IU Indianapolis or with a history of multicultural teaching prior to employment at IU Indianapolis.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • Past award winners may not be nominated.
  • Nominees for this award should best exemplify the high standards of teaching expected at IU Indianapolis.
  • Nominees should demonstrate significant contribution to multicultural education and teaching, as exemplified through their use of teaching strategies and practices that empower the learning 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 IU Indianapolis Diversity Goals.
    1. Curricular and Co-curricular 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.
    2. 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.
Nomination 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 and upload the required documentation.
    • Please verify that your nominee meets all eligibility requirements and that you have access to all relevatn information before submitting your nomination.
Longevity of Nomination
  • Nominees will be automatically considered for three years after the initial nomination year.
  • Candidates who elect to resubmit are encouraged to update their submissions.
  • 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.
    • Candidates will be asked to submit all their documentation into the online nomination form.
  • 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.


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