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Distinguished Teaching Awards - Guidelines for Submission

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

  • Full-time Distinguished Teaching Award applicants must have completed six years (12 semesters) of service at IU Southeast to be eligible for a Distinguished Teaching Award. Part-time applicants must have taught nine course sections.
  • A full-time faculty member's overall annual teaching load, including summer teaching, must be at least 50% in order to be eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Only work completed while at IU Southeast will be considered in awarding the Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award winner shall be nominated by the Improvement of Learning Committee for the University Teaching Awards in the following academic year.

Submissions should have margins of 1 inch, 1.5 spacing, and font size no smaller than 12. Distinguished Teaching Award submissions should be no longer than 50 pages including a cover sheet, but not including the Curriculum Vitae and letters of support.

Application Format

You will be submitting two documents: a dossier and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. Additional documents, as noted below, will be placed into your file for the reviewers.

  • Dossier: Please use the following headings for your complete dossier. For more information about each section, please see the Distinguished Teaching Award Scoring Rubric.
    1. Provide a list of all courses taught at IU Southeast. Specify which courses were taught during the past year, including number of credit hours and number of students enrolled in each course.
    2. Provide a list of all teaching awards received and years won.Cover Sheet: A blank sheet is provided for you. This should be the first page(s) in your dossier.

I) Teaching Philosophy and Course Design (15 pts)

  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Measurable Teaching Goals/Student Learning Outcomes
  3. Course Design

II) Evidence of Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness (25 pts.)

  1. Direct Evidence of student learning
  2. Indirect Evidence of student learning
  3. Reflection and Response/Improvement tied to the evidence collected

III) Reflection and Commitment to Continued Excellence (20 pts.)

  1. Reflection on Professional Development
  2. Systematic Course Development
  3. Building a Culture of Teaching Excellence

IV) Facilitation of Student Learning Outside the Classroom (10 pts.)

  1. Direct Evidence of student learning facilitated outside the classroom.
  2. Indirect Evidence of student learning facilitated outside the classroom

V) Impact (20 pts.)

  1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Presentations at teaching conferences or publications in teaching-related journals
  2. Editorial Activity: Serving as a reviewer or editor of a teaching-related journal
  3. Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Vitae: A vitae that emphasizes teaching-related productivity is preferred
  • Copy of Nominating Letter - this will be placed in the folder for you
  • Letters of Support (10 pts.) - Please email Teresa Andrews a list of the names and addresses (electronic addresses are fine) of colleagues and former students who are willing to write letters of support. These letters will be placed into the folder for you.
    1. Peer and Student Evaluations
    2. Administrator Evaluations

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