Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) - FAQs
What should I include in my application?
- Updated T&P packet that adheres to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars Application Guidelines.
- Narrative (5 page limit, 12 pt font, single spaced) that provides evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching and includes your ideas for program development (e.g., workshops, speaker series, etc.) related to the scholarship of teaching and learning and the role you would play in seeing the program come to fruition. Refer to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars Application Guidelines for more details.
- Letter of support from your Chair, Director or Dean/Associate Dean.
Are self-nominations acceptable?
Yes, faculty members who meet the requirements may self-nominate.
How many individuals are accepted into the Academy each year?
A maximum of two new members to the Academy may be inducted each year.
Who is involved in the selection process?
Current members of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars select new members after reviewing and discussing each packet.
Are faculty members on D.R.O.P. eligible?
Faculty on D.R.O.P. must have at least three years left in their current academic position so they can complete their Academy Scholars' term of service.
What does "senior associate faculty" mean?
“Senior associate faculty" refers to associate professors with a minimum of five years' experience.
Are faculty members on sabbatical eligible?
Faculty members are eligible if they will not be on sabbatical during their time of service (three years).
Are educators who have focused their efforts on areas other than research eligible?
Yes. For example, those with a substantial extension component are eligible.