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

Betsy Arnold

  • Professor and Curator, RLG Mycological Herbarium, School of Plant Sciences
  • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics GIDP

Joan Curry

  • Professor, Environmental Science

James Hunt

  • Assistant Dean, Career and Academic Services
  • Associate Professor, Career Track, Family and Consumer Sciences

Kelly Jackson

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Nutritional Sciences

Darin Knapp

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Family Studies and Human Development

Matthew Mars

  • Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership / Innovation

Dennis Ray

  • Professor, Plant Science
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Faculty Associate, Academic Programs
  • Professor, Arid Lands Resource Sciences - GIDP

Jennifer Ravia

  • Assistant Professor of Practice, Nutritional Sciences

Robert Torres

  • Professor & Department Head, Agricultural Education
  • Endowed Professor, Neely Family
  • Professor, Arid Lands Resource Sciences - GIDP

Emeritus Bart Cardon Fellows

Randy Burd

Wanda Howell

James Knight

Mitch McClaran

Jennifer Ricketts

James Riley

Paul Wilson

Tom Wilson

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:

The Bart Cardon Early Career Faculty Teaching Award

The Bart Cardon Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award

The David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award

Applications are due by 5pm on February 15th, 2021 and award recipients will be announced in March.

Previous award recipients are listed here: https://compass.arizona.edu/awards/recipients.

For more information please contact Jim Hunt (jeh@email.arizona.edu) and/or Betsy Arnold (arnold@ag.arizona.edu).

 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

TA 101 Fall 2020 Workshop

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Who: All CALS graduate students who will be serving as a Teaching Assistants during the 2020-2021 academic year are invited and encouraged to attend!

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Teaching Resources

CATE GTA 2019.pptx

CATE GTA 2019.pptx

CATE TA 101 Workshop Fall 19 Slides

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CALS Instructional Policy draft May 18 2017.pdf

CALS Instructional Policy draft May 18 2017.pdf

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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.

Past recipients:

  • 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

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.

Past recipients:

  • 2009: Mitch McClaran
  • 2010: Roy Ax
  • 2011: Dennis Ray
  • 2012: John Marchello
  • 2013: James Knight
  • 2015: Steve Smith
  • 2016: Bill Mannan
  • 2018: Phillip Guertin

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.

Past recipients:

  • 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