The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Award

In an attempt to properly recognize and encourage faculty early in their professional careers, tenure track and non-tenure track faculty and instructors, with less than five (5) years of teaching experience at Penn State will be considered for the NACTA Teaching Award of Merit; this recognition can only be awarded once.

Nominations and awards are based on accomplishments during the past year (comprising the summer, fall, and spring semesters of the 2016-17 academic calendar) in formal undergraduate and graduate instruction, including resident instruction and online instruction.  Note that teaching as part of Cooperative Extension does not qualify for nomination in this award category.

Recipients of this teaching award will obtain…

  1. A framed NACTA recognition certificate;
  2. A one-year membership to NACTA (at present, a $75 value);
  3. A one-time $500 departmental allotment in support of teaching program, or $1000 credit toward participation in the Annual NACTA Conference (generally held in June of each year);
  4. Recipient is listed with other national recipients in September issue of the NACTA Journal.

Due Date

5:00 PM Friday, November 10, 2017.

Questions and comments as well as completed nomination packets for the 2017 Teaching Awards must be submitted to:

Tracy Hoover
Office for Undergraduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences
101 Ag Administration Bldg.
Pennsylvania State University,
University Park PA 16802-2602

Phone: 814-865-7521

Guidelines and Evaluative Criteria