Special Criteria for NACTA John Deere Award

The NACTA John Deere Award is awarded jointly to one faculty member and his or her institution.  The award is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and programs of agricultural business, technology and/or management in post-secondary schools and colleges. Special emphasis is placed on preparation of students for employment in the areas of management, sales, service, processing and production but not exclusive of total program thrust. Criteria evaluated include: instructor's teaching philosophy; administrative officer evaluation; three year placement record; evaluations by current students and alumni; and continued professional development of the faculty member.  Recipients receive a plaque and $500.00.  Another $500.00 is awarded to the institution.

         Selection of recipients of the awards will be based upon evaluation of dossiers submitted by
         nominees or on behalf of the nominees. The dossier should contain: Special Instructions:

Attendance at annual meeting: Nominees should recognize that NACTA and sponsors expect awardees to be present at the annual conference to receive their awards.  A consent of nomination implies that the nominee has an intention and, if selected for an award, will make a reasonable attempt to attend the annual conference.  The 2010 annual conference will be held June 22 to 25 in State College, PA.   All award recipients are expected to participate/make presentations at future NACTA conferences.

A photograph and short biography of each award recipient will be included in the awards program at the annual conference.  Submit a biography not to exceed 250 words in WordPerfect or Word format, along with a good picture in the form of a JPG or GIF file (the larger/better quality, the better your picture will be).  The biography and picture should be sent via e-mail to the Chair of the Teacher Recognition Committee.

Postmark deadline for all nomination materials is March 1, 2010.

First impressions do count. Some attention to neatness of organization, format, and presentation of dossiers can make a difference.

The nominator should submit four file copies for each person nominated.  Receipt of the nomination packet will be acknowledged.  Note: Copies of the file will not be returned, so the nominator should not send the original file.

A cover page should include the following information:
          Name, title, professional address, telephone number, e-mail address of the nominator;
          Name, title, professional address, telephone number, e-mail address of the nominee;
          A list of the awards for which the nominee is being nominated.

Contact the Chair of the Teacher Recognition Committee.

Score Form for NACTA John Deere Award
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