Trustees' Teaching AwardACA-80
All Indiana University campuses.
- The Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA) is abolished.
- The Trustees’ Teaching Award is hereby established.
- The Trustees’ Teaching Award shall be awarded before the completion of each academic year, beginning with 2000–2001, to the following:
- tenured and tenure-track faculty, and
- full-time lecturer and clinical faculty whose primary duty is teaching, who have demonstrated that they are the best teachers.
- The recipients of the award shall receive the sum of $2,500.00.
- Winners of the Trustees’ Teaching Award are eligible to receive the award in subsequent years, however, to induce broader participation, there is a waiting period of 2 years before awardees are again eligible.
- The chancellor/provost of each campus, after consulting with elected faculty representatives, shall:
- determine whether the awards shall be given at the campus level by schools.
- establish rules so that the method of selecting the winners is fair.
- disseminate widely the availability of the award and the criteria for selection.
- provide a means to recognize the winners, which shall, at a minimum, include a permanent plaque.
- The money heretofore dedicated to the TERA awards is now dedicated to fund the Trustees’ Teaching Award on each campus for six percent (6%) of tenured and tenure-track faculty and six percent (6%) of full-time lecturer and clinical faculty whose primary duty is teaching, with the balance of the TERA money dedicated to provide base-budget support to FA.
- The Trustees Teaching Award honors outstanding teaching during the previous academic year. Awardees and review committees (e.g., P&T committees) should not construe that a Trustees Teaching Award is sufficient evidence of sustained teaching excellence. Rather, a Trustees Teaching Award represents one piece of evidence to include in the teaching section of a promotion and tenure or promotion dossier.