Faculty Awards

  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award

    Indiana University established the Trustees Teaching Awards (TTA) to recognize and enhance excellent teaching at Indiana University, especially at the undergraduate level.

    Eligibility & Criteria

    Tenured or tenure-track faculty, or full-time lecturers or clinical faculty whose primary duty is teaching, who have demonstrated that they are the best teachers, are eligible. The criteria for the TTA are determined each year by Indiana University, not IUPUC.

    The Faculty Annual Review (FAR) timeframe comprises the performance and documentation period for the award. Unlike individual IUPUC faculty awards, it is possible for the same individual to receive the TTA in consecutive years. Divisions are encouraged to nominate the best candidates for the TTA award, regardless of whether that individual won the award in previous years.

    For more detailed information, consult the TTA criteria and nomination procedures.

    2017 Recipients:

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2016: Andrea Gillett, Katherine Wills
    • 2015: Erica Berte, Barbara Hass Jacobus, and Aimee Zoeller
    • 2014: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick and Jennifer Conner-Zachocki
    • 2013: Rebecca Bartlett Ellis and Allison Howland
    • 2012: Rebecca Bartlett Ellis and Barbara Hass Jacobus
    • 2011: Bill Haeberle and Crystal Walcott
    • 2010: Thomas Clerkin and Aija Pocock
    • 2009: Rodney Lynch and Fredricka Joyner
    • 2008: Gary Felsten and Bill Haeberle
    • 2007: Kathy Compton and Douglas Gardner
    • 2006: Lewis “Terry” Dibble
    • 2005: Judith Spector
    • 2004: James Clack
    • 2003: Debra Winikates
    • 2002: Jay Howard
    • 2001: Gary Felsten
  • Jacqueline D. Franz Outstanding Part-time Faculty Teaching Award

    This annual award recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching by adjunct faculty members at IUPUC who inspire and assist students to reach their academic potential.

    The award is named in honor of Jacqueline D. Franz, who exhibited excellence in teaching and promoted it in those whose lives she touched at IUPUC. In her work as coordinator of adjunct faculty, Franz encouraged high academic standards in the classroom, and supported teachers in their efforts to maintain them.

    Eligibility

    All part-time IUPUC faculty members who satisfy the following criteria are eligible for the award:

    • Teaching graduate or undergraduate courses for credit
    • Taught at least three credit hours in the present academic year
    • Taught at least three credit hours in the previous academic year
    • Taught at least one course at IUPUC in each of the last two academic years
    • The nominee must not have received the same award during the past three years

    Nomination

    The chair of the Faculty Awards Committee requests nominations at the beginning of the spring semester.

    • Any faculty, staff, student, or administrator may nominate a part-time faculty member for this award by submitting a completed nominations form to the chair of the Faculty Awards Committee.
    • Nominees may also self-nominate using the same form.
    • The nomination must describe the accomplishments of the nominee that qualify him or her for the Franz award.
    • Nominators should be sure to include specific reasons or examples in describing an individual’s qualifications for the award.
    • Completed nomination forms should be sent to the chair of the Faculty Awards Committee by email or in writing.
    • Nomination forms will be due on the closest business day to January 30 of each year.

    Selection Criteria

    Nominees should:

    • Show evidence of outstanding teaching ability including, but not limited to, classroom activities, presentations, and discussions
    • Be knowledgeable about the subject matter
    • Have the ability to assist students with learning difficult material while maintaining an appropriately challenging academic environment
    • Demonstrate professionalism and integrity
    • Be willing to assist students above and beyond the requirements
    • Inspire students to learn
    • Show evidence of student satisfaction through high global scores

    Deadlines

    • Nominations from Primary Peer Committees are due to the associate dean for academic affairs four weeks after the Faculty Annual Review (FAR) due date.
    • Nominations from the Faculty Awards Committee are due in the vice chancellor’s office on the deadline posted annually by vice chancellor and dean.

    2017 Recipient:

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2016: John Shepherd
    • 2015: Tim Orr
    • 2014: Leigh Britt
    • 2013: Joe Kinderman
    • 2012: Benjamin Drury
    • 2011: Brooke Tuttle
    • 2010: Jennifer Horn
    • 2009: Stephanie Scifres
    • 2008: Jim Byrd
    • 2007: Rob Aspy
    • 2006: Art Farnsley
    • 2005: Bradley Howard
    • 2004: Leigh Britt
    • 2003: Daniel Nyman
    • 2002: Nancy McGill
    • 2001: Peggy Kleine
    • 2000: Brian King
    • 1999: Karen McPherson
    • 1998: Howard Wills
    • 1997: Bill Barton
    • 1996: Donna Brooks
    • 1995: Joyce Lucke
    • 1994: Jeanette Hostetler
    • 1993: Robert Stilwell
    • 1992: Lisa Conner
    • 1991: Petra Shepard
    • 1990: Brook Tuttle
    • 1989: Mary Weinland
    • 1988: David Litton
    • 1987: Susan Blizard
    • 1986: Gloria Hamilton
    • 1985: Richard Thompson
    • 1984: Marilyn Tanger
    • 1983: Jack Young
    • 1982: Mary Pearl
    • 1981: Cal Martin
    • 1980: Helen Nugent
    • 1979: Bob Plumm
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Award

    IUPUC faculty further research and make artistic contributions in their respective fields. We acknowledge their achievements with this annual award.

    Eligibility & Due Dates

    All full-time faculty with two consecutive years of teaching at IUPUC prior to the current academic year are eligible for the award.

    • Nominations from Primary Peer Committees are due to the associate dean for academic affairs four weeks after the Faculty Annual Review (FAR) due date.
    • Nominations from the Faculty Awards Committee are due in the vice chancellor’s office on the deadline posted annually by vice chancellor and dean.

    Examples of Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity

    • Publication of scholarly or creative book with a reputable press
    • Publication of article(s) for an edited collection with a reputable press
    • Researched entries in reference book(s) with a reputable press
    • Publication of original software or multimedia with a reputable publisher
    • Publication of article(s) in refereed journals
    • Citations of the faculty member’s work by other researchers and scholars
    • Presentation or publication of creative work
    • Invited presentations, invited reviews
    • Refereeing or editing of a journal or press
    • Research presentations at national and regional professional conferences
    • Organizing research sessions at professional conferences
    • National, international, or regional award for an article or book
    • Research grants, internal or external
    • Keynote or plenary addresses regarding research
    • Co-publishing research with IUPUC students

    2017 Recipient:

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2016: Luke Jacobus
    • 2015: Ryan Neville-Shepard
    • 2014: Luke Jacobus
    • 2013: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick
    • 2012: Crystal Walcott
    • 2011: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick
    • 2010: Allison Howland
    • 2009: Jung Kook Lee
    • 2008: Katherine Wills
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Service Award

    IUPUC acknowledges the dedication of our faculty in serving the institution with this annual award.

    Eligibility

    All full-time faculty with two consecutive years of teaching at the IUPUC campus prior to the current academic year, including those with combined teaching and administrative duties, are eligible for the award.

    Deadlines

    • Nominations from Primary Peer Committees are due to the associate dean for academic affairs four weeks after the Faculty Annual Review (FAR) due date.
    • Nominations from the Faculty Awards Committee are due in the vice chancellor’s office on the deadline posted annually by the vice chancellor and dean.

    Examples of Outstanding Faculty Service

    • Holding elected office in national professional organizations
    • Contributions to campus service workshops, discussion groups, and/or initiatives and civic engagement activities
    • Leadership positions within organizations in the community such as but not limited to educational boards, arts boards, chamber of commerce committees, or political offices
    • Participation with campus retention, convocation, and other programs that resulted in documented significant outcomes
    • Regular and excellent mentoring of students or faculty committee work
    • Refereeing or editing of a journal or press
    • Significant contributions over time to student organizations

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2016: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick
    • 2015: Anna Carmon
    • 2014: Ryan Neville-Shepard
    • 2013: Anna Carmon
    • 2012: Kathy Compton
    • 2011: Kate Baird
    • 2010: Douglas Gardner
    • 2009: James Clack
    • 2008: Emily Dill
    • 2007: Kate Baird
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Teaching Award

    IUPUC values excellence in the classroom and acknowledges one outstanding full-time faculty educator each year

    Eligibility

    All full-time IUPUC faculty members who satisfy the following criteria are eligible for this award:

    • Currently teaching at least six credit hours
    • Taught at least six credit hours in the previous semester
    • Has taught at least four consecutive semesters at IUPUC

    Deadlines

    • Nominations from Primary Peer Committees are due to the associate dean for academic affairs four weeks after the Faculty Annual Review (FAR) due date.
    • Nominations from the Faculty Awards Committee are due in the vice chancellor’s office on the deadline posted annually by vice chancellor and dean.

    Examples of Outstanding Teaching

    • History of successful student interaction through mentoring, civic engagement, or service learning
    • Works co-published with IUPUC students
    • Publication of articles or books about teaching
    • Awards contributing to teaching from a regional, national, or professional association
    • Grants, internal or external, related to teaching
    • Teaching-related presentations at professional conferences
    • Scholarship of teaching and learning presentations at professional conferences, within the university, or in the community
    • Leadership role in support of excellence in teaching
    • Student course evaluation scores

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2016: Jennifer Conner-Zachocki
    • 2015: Lisa Siefker Bailey
    • 2014: Katherine Wills
    • 2013: Jennifer Conner-Zachocki
    • 2012: Allison Howland
    • 2011: Larita J. Killian
    • 2010: Crystal Walcott
    • 2009: Bill Haeberle
    • 2008: Aija Pocock
    • 2007: Eugenia Badger
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award

    The Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award recognizes faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the mission of IUPUC through their cumulative work in teaching, research, and service.

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2007: Tom Clerkin
    • 2006: Katherine Wills
    • 2005: Peggy Bell
    • 2004: Ann Fletcher
    • 2003: Gary Felsten
    • 2002: Jay Howard
    • 2001: Debra Winikates
    • 2000: Frank Witzmann
  • C. W. Coons Distinguished Service Award

    The C.W. Coons Distinguished Service Award is given annually to a faculty or staff recipient who has gone above-and-beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding service to the university and community.

    Eligibility

    When nominating an individual for this award, please note that nomination forms may be signed by more than one individual.

    • All IUPUC faculty and staff are eligible.
    • Length of service is a very important consideration.
    • The nomination deadline is in February each year.
    • Selection of the recipient must be made from nominations submitted on or before the nomination deadline.

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    Previous Recipients:

    • 2016: Crystal Walcott
    • 2015: Vicki Kruse
    • 2014: Debra Winikates
    • 2013: Karla Hass
    • 2012: Kristen Needler Hosmer
    • 2011: Carol Kostrzewsky
    • 2010: Michele Fields
    • 2009: Roberta Shaw
    • 2008: Lisa Reuter
    • 2007: Geneva Foster and Lymon Gregory
    • 2006: Denny Wilhelm
    • 2005: Rob Zinkan
    • 2004: Gary Felsten, Ph.D.
    • 2003: Fred Campbell
    • 2002: Stanley Sunderwirth, Ph.D.
    • 2001: Jan McDonald
    • 2000: Cheryl Harman
    • 1999: Georgia Petro
    • 1998: Anji McKinney
    • 1997: Vickie Welsh-Huston
    • 1996: Ginger Louder
    • 1995: Susie Blizard
    • 1994: Ann Hedrick
    • 1993: Lynn Sullivan
    • 1992: Mary Murray
    • 1991: Karen Chisham and Dee Herrmann
    • 1990: Janet Feldmann
    • 1989: Jacquie Franz
    • 1988: Jo Davis
    • 1987: Coke Coons