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USDA seeks nominations for Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award

USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, invites you to review the call for nominations for the 2010 USDA National Awards Program for Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences.

This awards program honors innovation and excellence in teaching. Recipients receive a stipend, plaque, and national recognition during the national NASULGC convention. Please be reminded this awards program is open to faculty in all the food and agricultural sciences disciplines.

Teacher nominees must be employed by a college or university that: (1) confers a baccalaureate or higher degree in at least one area of the food and agricultural sciences for which the teacher is nominated, (2) has demonstrated a commitment to the food and agricultural sciences, and (3) attributes a high priority to its education mission.

A teacher nominee must hold a full-time appointment as an active faculty member as of the nominee submission due date, and have responsibility for teaching in an area of the food and agricultural sciences. Award categories are available for ‘new teachers’ (those with no more than 7, concurrent years of teaching experience) as well as for regional and national recipients who have taught at least 7 years.


P. Gregory Smith
National Education Program Leader
Higher Education Programs
USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Phone: 202-720-2067
Fax: 202-720-2030