DePaul University Academic Affairs > Faculty Resources > Teaching > Quality Of Instruction Council > Excellence in Teaching Awards — Part-time Faculty
In recognition of the centrality of excellent teaching to DePaul's mission and of the important role played by Part-time faculty, the Quality of Instruction Council (QIC) reserves some Excellence in Teaching awards specifically for Part-time faculty. Each Excellence in Teaching Award includes:
Faculty members who have taught at least four
degree-credit courses at DePaul in each of the four preceding academic years
are eligible for consideration. A faculty member who receives an Excellence in
Teaching Award from the council may not be selected again in the three years
immediately following. Faculty members may receive teaching awards from their
colleges simultaneously with the QIC award.
Each college may nominate one
part-time faculty every year. Academic units that do not wish to nominate
faculty are not required to participate in this program. Academic units that
wish to suggest alternative approaches to recognizing excellence in teaching at
the university level for their part-time faculty are most welcome to do so by
writing to the council at QIC@depaul.edu.
Each college or school determines its own nomination and selection process, but the QIC reviews the criteria and procedures for comparability, fairness, rigor, and consistency with University mission, policy and practice. The council reviews individual nominations for consistency with the stated criteria of the college or school.
The selection criteria and procedures followed by the dean's office must:
The nomination package must be submitted electronically (via e-mail at QIC@depaul.edu) and be received by the Council Chair by May 1st.
Materials submitted by each dean to the council should include:
These materials are used by the council both to study the qualities and skills that distinguish the awardees as superior teachers and to communicate their accomplishments to the university community.