Distinguished Teaching Awards
Nominations for 2021 Distinguished Teaching Awards: Full Time and Adjunct
The Distinguished Teaching Award for Full-time Faculty and the Distinguished Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty are an important way by which the University can recognize, foster, and encourage outstanding performance by its members. I ask that each member of our campus community consider nominating individuals who are deserving of such recognition.
The Improvement of Learning Committee has been selected through the Office of Academic Affairs, and they will review the nominations. Please name the person you feel best qualifies for each award and submit your nominations online by December 7, 2020.
The nomination form and criteria information can be found below. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
2020 Award Winners
Full Time Faculty
- Committee to review candidates and select winners:
The Improvement of Learning Committee will screen the nominees for each award (full-time and part-time) and make recommendations to the Chancellor.
The deadline for nominations is usually the middle/end of November. This will allow adequate time for review of dossiers.
- The scope of achievement to be considered:
The award recognizes a consistent record of outstanding teaching and related activities. In order to insure that ample evidence on which to evaluate teaching performance is available, tenure-track and tenured faculty members and lecturers become eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award after three years of full-time service at IUS. Part-time instructional appointees, including those who serve the campus full- or part-time in other capacities, become eligible for the award after teaching at least 9 course sections at IUS.
- Selection criteria:
Great teaching is far more than classroom performance per se. In fact, the essence of teaching is not performance, but the effective creation of situations in which learning takes place. The list of criteria that follow represents some of the main things that define an outstanding teacher at Indiana University Southeast. It is not an exhaustive list and other qualities of excellence can and do exist. Nor is it implied that the award winner must excel in all of these categories. In the final analysis, the outcomes achieved by the instructor should be regarded as more important than the techniques employed. Criteria:
- The instructor promotes active learning and successfully encourages students to think imaginatively, critically, and independently.
- The instructor promotes a love of learning and contributes to the likelihood that students will continue their education through the baccalaureate (and beyond).
- The instructor helps students appreciate the relationship between the subject and its place in the scheme of things.
- The instructor’s pedagogical techniques are appropriate to, and effective with, a variety of different learning styles.
- The instructor interacts enthusiastically and effectively with students beyond the classroom, using office hours and other opportunities productively to promote learning and address individual student needs.
- Evidence of effective teaching may be gleaned from:
- Exams, syllabi, other course materials
- Teaching evaluation summaries.
- Recommendations from present and former students.
- Recommendations from colleagues, supervisors, and academic staff.
- Direct observation of review of videotapes by members of the committee.
- Evidence of subsequent success and achievement by former students.
- Any member of the IUS community may nominate a faculty member for this award. In addition, following the selection of an awardee for any given year, the selection committee may forward to the next year’s committee the credentials of any candidates it believes to be worthy of further consideration.
- The candidates will be invited to prepare a file of materials in keeping with the evidence criteria listed above. In accepting candidacy, the candidates agree to provide the committee with appropriate materials such as teaching evaluation results.
- The committee is asked to recommend an award winner in each category:
Distinguished Teaching Award (Full-Time) and Distinguished Teaching Award (PartTime).
In addition to public recognition, winners of the Distinguished Teaching Award for fulltime teachers will have $1,000 added to their base pay. Since part time faculty do not have a base pay, they will be awarded a one-time stipend of $1,000.
The awardees will be nominated in the subsequent year for appropriate All-University teaching awards.
Each year, Indiana University Southeast honors its outstanding full-time and adjunct faculty with distinguished teaching awards. Nominations for these awards are solicited from all components of the University community including students.
The Improvement of Learning Committee will screen the nominees for each award (full-time and adjunct) and make recommendations to the Chancellor.
If you wish to nominate individuals for the Distinguished Teaching Awards (full-time and/or adjunct), please submit the form by December 7, 2020.
Past Award Winners
|Year||Full-Time Teacher||Adjunct Teacher|
|2019||Mildred Vernia||Rebekah Farmer|
|2018||Doug Barney||Terry Burger|
|2017||Susan Ridout||Aaron Morris|
|2014||Victor Waingeh||Mary Ann Fitzharris|
|2013||Elaine Haub||Michael Day|
|2012||Angela Salas||Allison Edmonds|
|2011||David Taylor||Adrienne Callander|
|2010||Carolyn Babione||Leigh Ann Meyer|
|2009||Jan Fleischer||Deborah Spurlock|
|2007||Diane Wille||Roy Fuller|
|2006||Paul Pittman||David Losey|
|2005||Anne E. Allen||Ann Niren|
|2004||Carl A. DeGraaf||Rhonda Cawthorn|
|2003||Diane Reid||Alan South|
|2002||Thomas D. Kotulak||Michael Abernathy|
|2001||Elaine K. Haub||Valerie B. Scott|
|2000||Robin K. Morgan||Pam Denton|
|1999||Curtis H. Peters||Michael S. Day|
|1998||Joseph Hollingsworth||Justine Rostel|
|1997||Annette Wyandotte||Jane Ellen Riehl|
|1996||Clifford L. Staten
|1995||Carl M. Christenson||Robert Walsh|
|1994||Morris M. Wilhelm||Gregory Phipps|
|1993||Camille F. Garnier||Christine Brown|
|1992||Kyle Forinash||John P. Click|
|1991||Bill J. Forsyth||Tom Wiles|
|1990||Rosemarie Morganett||John Gladstein|
|1989||Claude D. Baker
Linda C. Gugin
|1985||Ruthmarie Mitsch||Carl E. Kramer|
|1984||Clarice J. Mitchiner||Kevin S. Bailey|
|1983||Crump W. Baker||-|
|1982||William Jamski||Margaret Ehringer|
|1981||William Riggs||Phillip Peters|
|1979||Sharon Waggoner||Karen Gray|
|1977||Rodney L. Buckson||Jacqueline Christenson|
|1976||Lloyd A. Case||Brian E. McCarthy|
|1975||Vera DelGrande||Donald E. McMahel|
|1974||Richard L. Brengle John C. Moody||-|
|1973||-||Mary Jane Fletcher|
|1972||Claudia D. Crump||-|
|1971||Robert M. Jennings||-|
|1968||Gerald D. Haffner||-|