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Nominate for 2011 USDA awards for Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

It’s time to begin nomination selection and submission procedures for the 2011 USDA National Awards Program for Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences program. Nominations must be received at NIFA no later than Monday, March 15, 2011. This is a chance to recognize your exceptional teaching faculty.

USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture and APLU reminds you of the call for nominations for the 2011 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 APLU 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 (no more than 7 concurrent years of teaching experience) as well as for regional and national recipients with at least 5 years of teaching.

For complete award program description, nomination guidelines, and nomination forms visit:

http://www.csrees.usda.gov/business/other_links/serdteachaward.html

Please ensure your submission arrives at NIFA no later than March 15, 2011.

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