New faculty member Garrett Steede wins teaching award

Incoming faculty member in Agricultural Communication & Marketing, Garrett Steede, received the NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Graduate Student Teaching Award in Ames, IA during their annual conference in June. 

The purpose of the NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award is to recognize and reward graduate students who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines. Reviewed by a committee of NACTA members, this award celebrates NACTA graduate student members who are involved in classroom instruction for a minimum of one year.

During the selection process, graduate students are reviewed based on their teaching philosophy, a statement of support from supervising faculty, their involvement in teaching outside the classroom, a description of the candidate's specific teaching experience as well as student and administrative officer evaluations, and a self-evaluation.

Garrett completed his Ph.D. in agricultural communications and education at Texas Tech University this spring and will begin teaching CFANS courses this fall.