AEE Professor Receives 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award

Posted: June 14, 2011

Rama Radhakrishna, Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education, received the 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) at their recently held conference in Couer’d Alene, Idaho.

This award is given annually to a faculty member for outstanding accomplishments as a teacher of Agricultural Education, including Extension Education, Leadership, and Communications, in one or more settings.

The criteria for this award included: 10 years of teaching in higher education settings, and documentation of outstanding accomplishments as a teacher.  Evidence of excellence in teaching include: statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations by students from the past five years, teaching assessments by peers, letters of support from former students, other teaching awards received, and relevant accomplishments.

Rama was nominated by Tracy Hoover, head of the department of Agricultural and Extension Education.  Dr. Hoover, in her nomination letter said that,  “Dr. Radhakrishna maintains the highest standards for quality of instruction, and he has high expectations for students.  He challenges and encourages students to go beyond the basic understanding and comprehension of information through the use of innovative teaching activities and strategies.”

Join us in congratulating Dr. Radhakrishna on receiving the 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award.