The National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)/Charles N. Shepardson Meritorious Teaching Award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated continued excellence in teaching agriculture-related courses or curricula. This award recognizes the meritorious efforts of a faculty member who has used an innovative approach and demonstrated excellence in teaching agriculture-related resident instruction programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.
All Colorado State University Faculty teaching agriculture-related courses in Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, Vocational Agriculture, or related disciplines are eligible for nomination. Nominees must be members of the academic faculty as described in Section E.1 of the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Staff Manual. Nominees must be members of the academic faculty with college teaching experience of greater than 7 years for consideration of the award.
The NACTA/Charles N. Shepardson Meritorious Teaching Award will be presented at the College of Agricultural Sciences Recognition Reception, to be held TBD. The recipient will receive a certificate issued by NACTA, recognition at the NACTA Conference and in the NACTA journal, a plaque and a monetary award.
Any student group or faculty group may nominate an individual for this award. All nominations must go through the departments to ensure completeness. All nominations must be reviewed by the department head for completeness and accuracy. All materials must be submitted as a single pdf document to the Office of the Dean at Megan.Griffith@colostate.edu by 5 PM on Monday, March 6, 2017. College, departmental, and AES leadership will select the award recipient.