The Charles N. Shepardson Graduate Student Teaching Award is presented to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching of agriculture-related courses. The graduate student’s excellence in teaching should be substantiated by formal instructor evaluations and course evaluations, and letters of recommendation from students and faculty.
All Colorado State University students enrolled in a graduate degree program in the College of Agricultural Sciences or in the vocational agriculture major are eligible for nomination. The nominee must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and must have already completed one semester as a graduate student with a teaching assignment in the College. (Graduate students may not be members of the academic faculty as defined in Section E.1 of the Academic Faculty and Administrative-Professional Staff Manual.)
The Charles N. Shepardson Graduate Student Teach Award will be presented at the College of Agricultural Sciences Recognition Reception, to be held in the spring semester. The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.
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.