CANR FACULTY AWARDS
CANR Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award
- $3,000 awarded biennially in odd-numbered years (i.e. 2019, 2021, 2023, etc.)
- For eminence in teaching, mentoring and advising
- Deadline: Students, faculty and staff submit nominations online by March 1 of odd-numbered years
CANR Excellence in Teaching and Advising
Deadline for Submissions: March 1 of odd-numbered years
The CANR Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award is awarded biennially in odd-numbered years. The award recognizes CANR faculty involved in teaching, mentoring and advising students. Individuals may be nominated for teaching, advising, or both teaching and advising.
Nature of the Award
- One award presented biennially in odd-numbered years (i.e. 2019, 2021, etc.).
- For eminence in teaching, mentoring and advising.
- Individuals may be nominated for teaching, advising, or both teaching and advising.
- The awardee is recognized at the CANR Convocation Ceremony in May and receives:
- an award certificate
- a brick engraved with their name to be placed in the Dunham Garden
Deadline: Students, faculty and staff submit nominations online by March 1 of odd-numbered years.
Rules of Eligibility for the Award
- Nominee must be a full-time CANR faculty member.
- The nominee may teach either undergraduate or graduate students, or both.
- Former recipients of the award are ineligible.
- Nominations open December 1 of even-numbered years and close March 1 of odd-numbered years.
- Nominations are submitted online and should address the Criteria of Excellence.
- Nominees are notified electronically and must submit a current CV within 7 days of notification.
- The selection committee is appointed by the dean. The committee evaluates the nomination package (unsolicited nomination letters and the CV) against the rubric.
- The award winner is notified electronically by May 1 and is recognized at the CANR Convocation Ceremony in odd-numbered years.
- Applicants will be evaluated on criteria based on the UD Excellence in Teaching Award.
Criteria of Excellence
1. Intellectually demanding and rigorous (10 points max)
- is thought-provoking and intellectually demanding
- relates course material to other fields, contemporary issues, student experiences
2. Deeply committed to teaching and students (10 points max)
- is enthusiastic about teaching
- is conscientious, organized, and well-prepared for class
- is concerned about individual students and their development
- is readily available to students
- has participated in or led professional growth opportunities
- has served as a teaching mentor to other faculty and graduate students
- has served on committees or working groups related to teaching and learning
3. Communication with students and relaying of course content (10 points max)
- provides clear expectations, relevant assignments, and ample feedback
- presents material clearly, asks good questions, and adjusts strategies as necessary to facilitate understanding
- engages students and stimulates participation
- is open-minded, fair, and respectful of differences among students
4. Has positive and lasting impact on students (10 points max)
- inspires students to excel
- promotes critical reading, thinking, and writing
- produces more learning than in other courses
- affects students’ educational and career goals and achievements5. Engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (10 points max)
- Through the writing of grants, peer-reviewed materials or textbooks, scholarly presentations, curriculum development and other creative activity related to teaching and learning