CALS Robert H. Foote Mid-Career Teaching Award
Nominees for this award must have demonstrated a dedication to excellence in teaching and mentoring and developed an innovative and sustainable teaching program.
Awardees must engage with students using creative and novel techniques, introducing students to cutting edge information in their field.
- 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 Robert H. Foote Mid-Career Teaching Award is for any CALS teaching faculty member (tenure track or teaching faculty) who has been teaching continually for more than 5 but less than 25 years.
- 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.
- Present evidence for using current and innovative teaching methods in their classrooms, including how this person has worked to keep students abreast of cutting-edge knowledge in their field of expertise.
- Describe exceptional efforts to interact with and mentor students.
- Include student comments, indicating teaching excellence and impact.
- List any evidence of participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning (e.g. any publications about teaching and learning, committee service related to teaching; participation in educational groups within professional societies; participation at teaching workshops or conferences or other professional development; previous educational awards)
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 (may also include a letter from a student).
4. TEACHING CV: CV (maximum of three pages) focusing on relevant teaching experiences and accomplishments.
Previous Awardees of the CALS Robert H. Foote Mid-Career Teaching Award (formerly Innovative Teacher Award) Since 1994
George W. Hudler, Plant Pathology
Aaron N. Moen, Natural Resources
David A. Levitsky, Nutritional Sciences
Susan M. Merkel, Microbiology
Susan C. Piliero, Education
Deborah H. Streeter, Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics
Geraldine K. Gay, Communication
Robert A. Milligan, Applied Economics and Management
Kenneth W. Mudge, Horticulture
William D. Schultze, Applied Economics and Management
Debbie J. Cherney, Animal Science
Richard T. Curtis, Applied Economics and Management
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Development Sociology
Linda S. Rayor, Entomology
Poppy L. McLeod, Communication
Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Horticulture
Jeremy P. Birnholtz, Communication
Susan M. Merkel, Microbiology
Sahara E. Byrne, Communication
Kathie T. Hodge, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Eric Nelson, Plant Pathology / Michael Milgroom, Plant-Microbe Biology
|2015||Cindy van Es, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management|
|2016||Lori Leonard, Development Sociology|
|2017||Drew Margolin, Communication|
|2018||Mike Webster, Neurobiology and Behavior, Lab of Ornithology|
|2019||John McKinley, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management|
|2020||Kevin Kniffen, Applied Economics and Management|
|2021||Chris Fromme, Molecular Biology and Genetics|
|2022||Pedro David Pérez, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management|