CALS AgOnline 2019 Teacher of the Year

November 8, 2019

                                                   Arti Singh and Gaylan Scofield

Arti Singh, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Agronomy is making a difference in her class because of her dedication, work ethic, and expertise that helps her department and the college deliver an innovative, quality course that serves students at a distance. Students highly recommend this course.

Arti received high marks from her students in Agronomy 544: Host-Pest Interactions. The course incorporates the principles of integrated pest management and crop protection while expanding on management systems and strategies which practice principles of weed science, plant pathology, and entomology.

Comments from students included: “I thought the instructor did an excellent job of staying current on lessons and grading as well as interacting with students by providing efficient feedback in lesson summaries and assignment comments.” “The work load was appropriate for post graduate work for a distance student. It was not overwhelming and it allowed me to learn while also being a father, employee, volunteer, and husband.” “This course builds on a good soils foundation and has improved my knowledge from previous courses. The instructor also makes a great effort to be available for student questions and does a good job explaining when questions arise.”

Since 2012, CALS Online students have nominated online teaching faculty for the AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award which is given during National Distance Learning Week.  The criteria is based on evidence of commitment to online education, outstanding teaching and mentoring of students, innovative course design and delivery, and contributions to online teaching.  Arti received a plaque and her name will be added to the yearly plaque listing within the Brenton Center.