The Frederic Bachman Lieber Excellence in Teaching award is the oldest teaching award at IU, established in 1951 and first awarded in 1954. The award was created through a gift from Ms. Katie D. Bachman in memory of her grandson, Frederic Bachman Lieber to recognize outstanding ability and skill in teaching.
These honorees have shown dedication to helping their students reach and expand their capacity, like Yi Cheng, who has served as a mentor to many of her math students and served on dozens of theses committees. Honorees are also masters of their subject, advancing their field and how it is taught, as did Jerome C. Harste who influenced childhood literary education techniques nationwide.
Awardees are chosen from nominations. Please refer to the nomination page for information on the submission process and required documentation.