Standards of Excellence in Teaching

This document outlines in detail the guidelines for the evaluation of faculty, the development of an area of excellence as a prerequisite for promotion, and the various ways in which faculty can make contributions to the Teaching mission.

Scholarship has always been a major method of documenting excellence in Research. However, the importance of a body of Scholarship for faculty seeking promotion in Teaching has recently received significant attention. IUSM has updated the criteria for excellence in all 3 mission areas. As defined by Ernest Boyer, scholarship includes the categories of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. With the development of new forms of media to disseminate scholarly material, there has been growing national recognition that the entire spectrum of scholarship needs to be broadened while not losing the time-honored process of peer review. Thus scholarship must still be publicly retrievable and peer reviewed, but may be of a less traditional nature.


In what ways can Teaching Excellence be demonstrated?

Examples of Demonstrating Teaching Excellence

  1. Curriculum development and assessment
  2. Educational administration
  3. Teaching or curriculum grants
  4. Peer reviewed scholarship of teaching and learning
  5. Emerging national reputation

Examples of Demonstrating Satisfactory Teaching

  1. Teaching load
  2. Collated teaching evaluations with departmental norms
  3. Mentoring
  4. Philosophy of teaching statement
  5. Peer review of teaching

Guide to Writing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement

Not sure where to start with your philosophy of teaching statement?
This document will provide an overview of the philosophy of teaching statement and a template to guide your thinking.

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Neelam Chand

Executive Director for Faculty Affairs

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To arrange a consultation regarding promotion and tenure contact Neelam Chand or Kenya Alexander .


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