CALS Faculty Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

Purpose:  To recognize a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty member for outstanding teaching performance over an extended period of time.

Eligibility: Tenured, tenure-eligible or term faculty with 10 years of clssroom experience in higher education, and a minimum of five academic years of appointment as a CALS faculty member at the time of the nomination deadline. Recipients must be CALS employees at the time of the CALS Spring Awards Ceremony. Morrill Professors are not eligible for this award. 

Number of the Awards: Two - one award for tenured or tenure-eligible faculty and one award for term faculty.

Amount of Award: $500 one-time stipend.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submit the CALS award cover sheet. 
  2. Submit a nominating letter no longer than three pages that describes the range of teaching responsibilities which have been performed, aspects of the teaching performance which distinguish the nominee, and specific evidence of meritorious performance. Address evidence of instructional contributions outside the classroom. 
  3. Submit a student evaluation data table for all courses which includes course number, semester taught, enrollment, response rate, climate results for course and instructor, college and/or department norms for similar level courses, and clear explanation of the rating scale being used. 
  4. Submit a statement no longer than two pages prepared by the nominee that defines their teaching philosophy and efforts to enhance their teaching skills, strategies and impacts.
  5. Submit no more than three letters from current and former students and colleagues, including a summary of the names and positions of the letter writers and an indication of their relevance to the nomination. Comments from colleagues should reflect team teaching experiences, observations or other first hand knowledge of the teaching performance. 
  6. Submit an abbreviated curriculum vita not to exceed four pages which highlights teaching contributions. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2024 - Brian Hornbuckle (T/TE) - Agronomy
  • 2023 - Joan Cunnick - Animal Science
  • 2022 - Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan - Animal Science
  • 2021 - Brad Skaar - Animal Science
  • 2020 - Nick Christians - Horticulture
  • 2019 - Thomas Brumm - Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • 2018 - Cynthia Haynes - Horticulture
  • 2017 - Clark Coffman - Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
  • 2016 - Robert Martin - Agricultural Education and Studies
  • 2015 - Andrew Manu - Agronomy
  • 2014 - Forrest Nutter
  • 2013 - Steven Lonergan - Animal Science
  • 2012 - Kevin Schalinske - Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2011 - Ann Marie VanDerZanden
  • 2010 - Gwyn Beattie - Plant Pathology and Microbiology
  • 2009 - Steve Jungst
  • 2008 - Janette Thompson
  • 2007 - Fredric Janzen - Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
  • 2006 - Jack Girton - Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • 2005 - Thomas Loynachan - Agronomy
  • 2004 - Gail Nonnecke
  • 2003 - James Kliebenstein - Economics
  • 2002 - Joe Colletti
  • 2001 - Alan Atherly
  • 2000 - John Schafer
  • 1999 - Curtis Youngs - Animal Science
  • 1998 - Russell Mullen - Agronomy
  • 1997 - Gary Atchison
  • 1996 - Bonita Glatz
  • 1995 - Joseph Sebranek - Animal Science
  • 1989 - Wayne Rowley
  • 1988 - Douglas Kenealy
  • 1987 - Eric Hoiberg
  • 1985 - James Dinsmore
  • 1984 - Thomas Hoerner
  • 1983 - Robert Bauske
  • 1982 - John Shelley
  • 1981 - Fred Foreman
  • 1980 - Wayne Scholtes
  • 1979 - Ronald George
  • 1978 - Harold Crawford
  • 1977 - Dwight Bensend
  • 1976 - Detroy Green
  • 1975 - Emmit Haynes - Animal Science
  • 1974 - Lauren Christian
  • 1973 - Neil Harl
  • 1972 - George Thomson
  • 1971 - Rodney Fox
  • 1969 - Robert Dyas
  • 1968 - Raymond Beneke