CALS Early Career Faculty Teaching Award
The individual should demonstrate a commitment to quality instruction, show evidence of a creative combination of teaching strategies, and generate enthusiasm in students.
- OFFICE MANAGING THE AWARD PROCESS: Office of Academic Programs, contact: Christina Schmidt (cms536 [at] cornell.edu)
- DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Early March
- DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 31, 2023 (use this online form)
- ELIGIBILITY: The Early Career Faculty Teaching Award is presented to individuals (tenure track or teaching faculty) who have taught in CALS for five years or fewer.
- PRESENTED AT: Dean's Awards Ceremony, Summer
Using this online form, nominators submit information about the nominee (name, title, department, current appointment: percent teaching, research and outreach) and upload a single PDF that includes the following:
1. SUMMARY: A nominating statement (maximum of three pages) that confirms their eligibility for this award and presents evidence of the nominee’s commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring.
Describe how they have impacted student learning in CALS, perhaps by developing a new course using innovative and evidence-based pedagogies.
Evidence of exceptional efforts to use innovative teaching techniques and to interact with and mentor students.
Evidence of professional development in teaching and learning (e.g., committee service related to teaching; participation in educational groups within professional societies or at teaching workshops/conferences or other professional development.
Include student comments, indicating teaching excellence and impact.
2. TEACHING: A table indicating teaching experience, highlighting the nominees primary teaching responsibilities (include course titles), years taught, and
approximate numbers of students per course.
3. LETTERS OF SUPPORT: A letter of support from the department chair and up to two additional letters of support, including at least one from a colleague familiar with the nominee’s teaching.
4. TEACHING CV: CV (maximum of three pages) focusing on relevant teaching experiences and accomplishments.
Previous Awardees of the Early Career Faculty Teaching Award (formerly Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award) Since 1994
Deborah Streeter, Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics
Barbara L. Bedford, Natural Resources
Margaret Kyle Jahn, Plant Breeding and Biometry
Susan R. McCouch, Plant Breeding and Biometry
James E. Shanahan, Communication
James M. Hagen, Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics
Alice P. Chan, Communication
Dietram A. Scheufele, Communication
Michelle L. Campo, Communication
Evan G. Cooch, Natural Resources
W. Lee Kraus, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Jeffrey T. Hancock, Communication
C. Johannes Lehmann, Crop and Soil Sciences
Tarleton Gillespie, Communication
Jeffrey T. Prince, Applied Economics and Management
Sahara E. Byrne, Communication
Fouad M. Makki, Development Sociology
Robert A. Raguso, Neurobiology and Behavior
Jeffrey D. H. Niederdeppe, Communication
Jura Liaukonyte, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Joshua Cerra, Landscape Architecture
|2015||Jonathon Schuldt, Communication|
|2016||Sharon Poczter, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management|
|2017||Katja Poveda, Entomology|
|2018||Minglin Ma, Biological and Environmental Engineering|
|2019||Jamie Vanucchi, Landscape Architecture|
|2020||Jeremy Allen, Animal Science|
|2021||Nina Overgaard, Natural Resources|
|2022||Todd Gerarden, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management|