Eligibility and Nomination
Any Indiana University South Bend associate faculty member who has taught the equivalent of six years is eligible for nomination (Two terms (semester or summer session within the academic year) comprise one year of teaching.) Those faculty members who currently teach at IU South Bend who have received Merit Status can also be nominated by any administrator or other faculty member. Self-nominations will not be considered. The nomination will be in the form of a letter to the nominated faculty members College, School, or Division Dean, Director or Chair, who will then determine whether the faculty members wishes to be nominated. Nominations are due in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs by April 30 of each year. If the associate faculty member wishes to accept the nomination, a list of suggested materials and a timetable for teaching portfolio completion will be provided from the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The nominee shall have primary responsibility for assembling the teaching portfolio with the exception of inclusion of solicited letters of reference. Solicited letters are to be requested by the nominee’s college, school, or division dean/director/chair. The Director of University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET) will serve as consultant to all nominees so as to ensure the strongest possible presentation of the teaching portfolio.
Once the portfolio is completed and solicited letters have been received, the letters and portfolio are to be sent to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Solicited letters are to remain confidential.