Eligibility and Nomination
The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs shall encourage unit Deans/Directors/Chairs to nominate distinguished faculty for the Indiana University South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award. Nomination of faculty for this award shall be an agenda item for the Academic Cabinet at the first meeting of each Spring Semester.
Any full-time Indiana University South Bend faculty member who has completed five full years (is in the sixth year or more of service) of teaching on this campus is eligible for nomination. A faculty member can be nominated by any administrator or other faculty member. Self-nominations will not be considered. The nomination shall be in the form of a letter to the nominated faculty member’s unit Dean, Director, or Chair, who will then determine whether the faculty member wishes to be nominated. Nominations are due in the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs by April 30. If the 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 Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. These materials will include a copy of the All-University Distinguished Teaching Award Guidelines, and a copy of notes on teaching portfolio preparation.
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 unit Dean, Director, or 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 sent to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Solicited letters are to remain confidential.