Cherry Award for Teaching

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Cherry Award for Teaching

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Award Details: The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The winner of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $200,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the fall or spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University's commitment to great teaching, the winner's home department will receive $25,000.

Deadline: November 1

Selection Process: Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2007. Finalists will present a Cherry Award Lecture on their home campuses as well. In addition, the home department of the finalists will receive $10,000 to foster the development of pedagogical skills. The winner of the Cherry Award, announced in Spring 2008, will thus receive a total of $215,000, and $35,000 for his or her home department.

Selection Criteria: The Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished for their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring, and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship.

Nomination packet: Use application materials available online