Cardon Academy for Teaching Excellence
The Bart Cardon Academy for Teaching Excellence was established in 2010 to promote, recognize, discuss, support, and celebrate teaching excellence, with the goal continually improving the academic programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The Academy was established through an endowment made by a CALS graduate who was particularly thankful and appreciative for the background and mentoring he received from instructors and advisors in the College. He named the Academy for one outstanding teacher and advisor, Dr. Bart Cardon, who was particularly inspirational.
The Academy affirms that teaching is a significant intellectual/scholarly activity, and helps advance models of teaching that foster deep and lasting understanding by students. Fellows in the Academy provide a variety of services to the teaching mission of the College, including sponsoring teaching workshops, mentoring new faculty and Teaching Assistants, promoting and evaluating recipients of teaching awards, and generally providing guidance to those interested in improving their teaching effectiveness. In addition, Fellows may also provide guidance to the Office of Career and Academic Services on faculty development and curriculum, by providing advocacy, service, and advice on teaching matters.
Fellows in the Academy are consistently recognized for extraordinary teaching and service at departmental, college, university, regional, and/or national levels. Membership in the Academy is not just honorific, but there is the expectation of active service in Academy programs and workshops.
Current Bart Cardon Fellows
- Professor and Curator, RLG Mycological Herbarium, School of Plant Sciences
- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics GIDP
- Professor, Environmental Science
- Assistant Dean, Career and Academic Services
- Associate Professor, Career Track, Human Ecology
- Associate Professor of Practice, Nutritional Sciences and Wellness
- Associate Professor of Practice, Family Studies and Human Development
- Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership / Innovation
- Professor, Plant Science
- University Distinguished Professor
- Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment
- Faculty Associate, Academic Programs
- Professor, Arid Lands Resource Sciences - GIDP
- Assistant Professor of Practice, Nutritional Sciences and Wellness
- Professor & Department Head, Agricultural Education
- Endowed Professor, Neely Family
- Professor, Arid Lands Resource Sciences - GIDP
Emeritus Bart Cardon Fellows
2020/2021 Bart Cardon Teaching Awards
The Bart Cardon Academy for Teaching Excellence is calling for outstanding faculty to be nominated for teaching awards for the 2020/2021 award cycle. All application materials and descriptions of these awards can be found at the links below:
Applications are due by 5pm on February 15th, 2022 and award recipients will be announced in March.
Previous award recipients are listed here: https://compass.arizona.edu/awards/recipients.
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Presentation and Panel
Experienced CALS Faculty will showcase successful teaching-based scholarship and answer questions about running teaching/learning projects and spreading teaching-based scholarship to a wider audience.
Monday, November 15, 2021. 12-1PM
You can access the College Fear Factor presentation from Dr. Rebecca Cox here: https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/ZHCKy64ht2IT3zz7sImqztJ_SHhUp_qCHbOKh_jR9ov-YTW1E4dTrhWTMjzcYuwm.NPd5F7AdKr5ZXmIc
Bart Cardon Teaching Awards
Bart Cardon Early Career Faculty Teaching Award
The Bart Cardon Early Career Faculty Teaching Award was created to recognize and honor unusual dedication and outstanding performance by a member of the CALS teaching faculty who is within their first 5 years of teaching at the university. The award is given annually, provided a suitable candidate is available. A plaque and a check for $1,000 are presented at the CALS Fall Luncheon.
- 2009: Randy Burd
- 2010: Melissa Curran and Emily Butler
- 2011: Ying Huang
- 2013: Melissa Barnett
- 2014: Rebecca Mosher
- 2015: Tanya Quist
- 2016: Matthew Mars
- 2017: Veronica Mullins and Richard Rosen
- 2018: Michael Bogan and Amber Rice
- 2019: Scott Wilbur
- 2020/2021: Na Zuo
Bart Cardon Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award
The Bart Cardon Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award was created to recognize and honor unusual dedication and outstanding performance by a member of the College teaching faculty who has been teaching at the university for more than 15 years. The award is given annually, provided a suitable candidate is available. A plaque and a check for $1,000 are presented at the CALS Fall Luncheon.
- 2009: Mitch McClaran
- 2010: Roy Ax
- 2011: Dennis Ray
- 2012: John Marchello
- 2013: James Knight
- 2015: Steve Smith
- 2016: Bill Mannan
- 2018: Phillip Guertin
- 2020/2021: Mary Marian
David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award
The David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award was created to recognize and honor unusual dedication and outstanding performance by a member of the teaching faculty. The award is given annually, provided a suitable candidate is available. A plaque and a check for $1,000 will be presented at the CALS Fall Luncheon.
- 2009: Susan Koerner
- 2010: Tom Wilson
- 2011: Betsy Arnold
- 2012: Jennifer Rickets
- 2013: Barry Pryor
- 2014: S. Patricia Stock
- 2015: Martha Hunter
- 2016: Joan Curry and Tanya Quist
- 2017: Rachel Gallery
- 2019: Quintin Molina and Ravishankar Palanivelu
- 2020/2021: Ashlee Linares-Gaffer, Dieter Steklis, and Netzin Steklis