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Faculty Awards Committee Report for 2015-2016

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the faculty awards committee met three times to review nominations for faculty awards.  We recommended the following awards to the Dean:

President’s Award for Engagement with Students (one nomination allowed)

We advanced the nomination of Dr. Burt Staniar, Department of Animal Science

Undergraduate Program Leadership Award

We advanced the nomination of Nuket Acar, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Community of Teaching Excellence Award inductees were:

Dr. Jeff Catchmark, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Dr. Doug Schaufler, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching was awarded to:

Dr. Laura Sankey Rice, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

The CAS NACTA Teaching Award of Merit was awarded to:

Dr. Heather Gall, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Faculty Scholar Medal award nominations were considered with the committee providing feedback, suggestions and recommending re-submission in 2016/17.

There were no nominations for the Community of Advising Excellence award nor the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration.   


The committee encourages all departments to submit nominations for each award in the coming year.

Respectfully submitted,

John Carlson (chair), Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Yinong Yang (chair-elect), (Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology)
Richard Stehouwer, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

April 5, 2016