Eastern Branch Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching

The Eastern Branch Screening Committee for Entomological Society of America Awards accepts nominations from Branch members of entomologists to be honored for National-level awards for outstanding contributions in the areas of entomology teaching and extension.

The top nominee for each category selected by the Committee is recognized at the Eastern Branch meeting; nomination packages are then forwarded to the National office to be considered for the Society–level awards given at the Entomological Society of America’s Annual Meeting. 

Eligibility:
The nominee must be a current ESA member of the Eastern Branch, and must have demonstrated excellent performance through program creativity, impact, achievement, and delivery. NOTE:  Members can only submit in one Branch each year.

Nomination Requirements:
CVNominators must provide a CV which includes the below sections.  For a full listing of what should be included in each of the sections see (http://www.entsoc.org/awards/cv_template).

  • Section 1 - Background Information
  • Section 3 - Teaching
  • Section 5 – Service

Other Items
Letter of nomination containing a brief explanation of how the nominee excelled in performance of teaching-related duties.

Up to three letters of endorsement from professional colleagues, former students, or current students (not more than two from each)

Evaluation Criteria: 
Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 100 points:

Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 100 points:

Classroom Instructions (30 points total)

  • Amount/number of courses and/or students (10)
  • Effectiveness, innovation, and effort of methods (10)
  • Effectiveness, innovation, and effort of materials (10)

Other Aspects of Teaching (40 points total)

  • Development of new courses or curricula (4)
  • Grants received for teaching (2)
  • Publications related to teaching (2)
  • Talks related to teaching (2)
  • Participation in committees related to teaching (2)
  • Advising students and student organizations (20)
  • Evaluation by students and peers (8)

Outreach and Other Activities (30 points total)

  • Presentations or activities for K-12 and/or general public (10)
  • Workshops or short courses for professional audience (10)
  • Other professional activities, such as research, extension, consulting, or service (10)

Deadline:
Nomination packages must be received by the ESA Awards Administrator via the Eastern Branch Nomination Website by Sunday December 10, 2017 at 12:00 Midnight.  This deadline refers to receipt by the Awards Administrator of a complete package in a readable format.

Re-nomination:
Any candidate nominated, but not selected, may be re-nominated no more than two times within the two-year period after his/her initial submission. Nomination packages will be retained for two years by the awards administrator. Nominators must send a letter of re-nomination to the awards administrator by the nomination deadline above. Previously submitted documentation will be used for the evaluation process unless the nominator submits new or updated documents. The re-nomination e-mail must contain this additional documentation. New or updated documents must follow the electronic submission requirements noted above. Each Branch is limited to one nomination per year.

Timeline of Notification:
The eastern branch committee chair will notify all candidates and their nominators with the results of their nomination approximately two months after the nomination submission deadline.

Questions:
For questions regarding the award or nomination process please email John Losey

Submit a nomination:
Visit the Eastern Branch Nomination Website to submit a nomination.

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