This award is to be given before the completion of each academic year to volunteer and adjunct faculty in Indianapolis and the eight IU School of Medicine regional campuses. A certificate of recognition will be given to each faculty member.
Volunteer and Adjunct faculty in Indianapolis and at the eight regional IU School of Medicine campuses are eligible. This award honors those individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of IU School of Medicine medical students and/or residents. Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence. Eligible individuals may be nominated by any IU School of Medicine faculty member (this includes regional campus deans, clerkship directors, clerkship site leaders, or peers), learner (medical student, resident, fellow) or staff. Award recipients must have demonstrated teaching excellence and completed at least three years of service as a volunteer faculty member with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Further, faculty members who receive the award in a given year will not be eligible for the award until two years have passed (e.g., a 2020 recipient would not be eligible again until 2022).
The nomination (submitted by a faculty, medical student, medical resident, fellow, or staff) along with learner ratings of instruction make-up the necessary documentation for consideration. Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FAPDD) will work with others on campus to obtain learner ratings of instruction for all faculty who are nominated.
Up to 80 awards will be given each year. The IU School of Medicine teaching awards committee will review the documentation as well as recommendations from chairs and campus deans in making their selections. The teaching awards committee includes representatives from several regional campuses.
The deadline for nominations this year is July 2nd. The awards committee will select and announce recipients at the Fall All School Meeting.
Award recipients must have demonstrated teaching excellence and completed at least three years of service as a volunteer or adjunct faculty member with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Further, faculty members who receive the award in a given year will not be eligible for the award until two years have passed (e.g., a faculty member who is selected in 2020 can be selected again in 2022).
A certificate of recognition will be given to each faculty member.
Notification and Recognition
FAPDD will notify all selected recipients by September of each year. Award winners will be recognized at the IU School of Medicine fall all school meeting. Awardees will be listed on the FAPDD website.
To view 2020 winners, please click here.
To view 2019 winners, please click here.
Nominations due July 2, 2021.
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