Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

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Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching Highlights
  • Any full-time faculty member teaching at IU Indianapolis 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 with a sustained commitment to IU Indianapolis 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 IU Indianapolis 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.
Criteria for Part-Time Faculty
  • 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.
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 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.
  • Nominees who elect to resubmit are encouraged to update the letters as well as other materials in their portfolios.
  • 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 review committee will be comprised of past winners of this award and others recognized for their teaching.


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