Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Howard and Lili Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge quality teaching in CANR.
Candidate must have five or more years of teaching service in CANR. Tenure system and fixed-term faculty, academic specialists and instructors are eligible. Departmental Advisory/Awards Committees and individual faculty members may submit nomination packets. Students should contact their department or school awards committee for assistance in preparing a nomination.
Nomination packets should address each of the six following areas, with packets limited to no more than four pages excluding supporting letters (if included). Please include no more than four letters of support. Unsigned letters should not be included in review packets.
- Candidate has a demonstrated teaching record that has helped students gain skills conducive to problem-solving and the use of common sense.
- Candidate has developed innovative teaching methods and/or materials and has successfully applied these at MSU.
- Candidate has taught a significant number of undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
- Candidate demonstrates mentoring inside and outside the classroom.
- Candidate is respected by CANR constituent groups through professional involvements and/or recognitions.
- Candidate has demonstrated instructional excellence, scholarly achievement, and professional linkages.
All material must be received by Feb. 19, 2016. Award winners will be recognized at the CANR Faculty & Staff Picnic.
- Amber Peters (FW)
- Daniel Hayes (FW)
- Larry Zink (AFRE)
- Gretchen Hill (ANS)
- Lorraine Weatherspoon (FSHN)
- Joe Domecq (ANS)
- Janice Harte (FSHN)
- John Shelle (ANS)
- Scott Winterstein (FW)
Posted on January 21, 2016 1:46pm
Rich Pirog will succeed Mike Hamm, Michigan State University C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Food Systems, as director of the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS).
Posted on January 20, 2016 1:52pm
Professor Emeritus J. Mark Scriber is one of 22 international lepidopterists included in a new book called “The Lives of Lepidopterists.” The book is a collection of anecdotes, observations and philosophies, and contains the personal and academic autobiography of Scriber.
Posted on January 15, 2016 12:57pm
The Winter 2016 edition of LandTEXTURES published by the MSU Landscape Architecture Alumni & Advisory Board is available for download.
Posted on January 15, 2016 9:35am
We are inviting researchers, graduate students, specialists and Extension educators to submit posters to be presented at the ANR Week luncheon reception on Tuesday, March 8 The reception begins at 10:30 a.m. and will provide an opportunity to showcase your work to College of Agriculture and Natural Resources stakeholders and those being honored. In addition to the posters, the reception will feature University Development’s core messages of service and scholarship.
Posted on January 15, 2016 9:32am
Looking to make your course accessible? Or learn how to make your Word documents accessible? Or just learn more about accessibility? There are several courses available through MSU IT and Eliquo.
Posted on January 14, 2016 12:59pm
Most of what professionals learn in their careers comes from experience A.K.A. trial and error, either their own or a predecessor. But, for many, this method of learning (although valuable) can have high costs and lasting impacts on their communities. Zoning Administrators (ZA) are the front line for new development or redevelopment in a community, and yet most receive no formal training.
The Zoning Administrator Certificate (ZAC) Program offered by the MSU Land Policy Institute’s Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) is the only course of its kind in Michigan. Designed specifically for all new and current Zoning Administrators, along with private consultants and county planners who consult with local ZAs, this intensive course teaches the fundamentals needed to improve performance, customer service, efficacy of processes and accuracy of information, thereby making the trial-and-error process of learning less burdensome on ZAs and their communities.
Registration for the training is available online, but you must also submit a completed form from the registration brochure to PZC. The course runs Feb. 23-25, 2016, at the Shoreline Inn & Conference Center in Muskegon. There are eight modules (about three hours of instruction, 24 hours total) included in each training program leading to a certificate of completion for those that pass an exam associated with each module.
- Job Description, Responsibilities and Basic Ethics;
- Legal Issues;
- Reviewing Applications: Common Procedures and Use of Forms;
- Reviewing Plot Plans and Site Plans;
- Inspections and Violations;
- Preparing Files, Reports and Record Keeping;
- Interactions with other Professionals and Agencies, and Departmental Duties; and
- Customer Service and Counter Behavior.
Posted on January 11, 2016 3:07pm
Recently, I represented MSU at an international convening of experts and practitioners organized by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy.
Posted on January 11, 2016 2:56pm
The 2014 Farm Bill presented AFRE farm management economists with a major challenge and a tight deadline.
Posted on January 11, 2016 2:52pm
“You don’t buy and sell the environment,” says Joseph Herriges, professor of environmental economics. But understanding the value of the environment is essential for designing policy to protect it. Herriges’ research centers on using econometric tools to infer values of environmental resources.
Posted on January 11, 2016 2:50pm
Lindon Robison’s research is shifting the focus of an age-old discussion in economics.