Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who excel as teachers in the classroom and/or laboratory instruction in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. This award honors Louis V. Logeman, a 1907 graduate of the college.

The Award

Each year the college presents two Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Awards. Recipients receive a $1,000 personal award and a certificate of recognition.


Nominees must have been enrolled as a graduate student in good academic standing in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences during the academic year of the nomination. Nominees must have been involved in classroom instruction (including laboratory and discussion sections if relevant) for a minimum of one year (two semesters) or the equivalent in the current degree program.

A student may only receive the Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Award once.  If an issue arises concerning the eligibility for an award, the issue will be decided by the appropriate associate dean and policy committee chair, depending upon the award for which the nomination has been made.


The nominee must be declared eligible by the unit head. Each department may only nominate one nominee per award. The nomination must be submitted electronically by the department contact before the nomination deadline.

Nomination packets must include all materials described below in a single PDF and should be formatted in at least 11-point Calibri or equivalent font; single-spaced; and 1-inch margins. Please follow this outline when submitting a nomination: 

1. Nomination cover sheet(you must download the form from Box to complete it). The coversheet includes biographical and statistical information including education, employment record, and relevant affiliations. 

2. Letter of nomination: The letter of nomination must be co-signed by the nominator and the unit head. The letter should present the case for the nominee in the following areas: 1) comments from departmental colleagues demonstrating the importance of the nominee’s courses to the instructional program of the unit, the nominee’s overall impact on undergraduates (both past and present) 2) selected comments from evaluation forms. Contributions to unit and college goals of diversity, equity and inclusion should be noted (six page maximum).

3. ICES Scores

4. Letters of support: No more than two letters of support from individuals having knowledge about the nominee’s teaching activities and no more than two letters of support from former students (two page maximum).


Nominees will be evaluated in terms of consistent excellent performance; impact on students; innovative approaches to teaching; other contributions to improved instruction, including curriculum and course development; and professional contributions to the academic community. The award recipient will be selected by a selection committee from the college faculty. The chair of the selection committee, in consultation with its members, shall develop guidelines for the committee’s operation.

The selection committee may decide against granting an award if no meritorious candidate has been nominated. The selection committee shall submit its recommendations for a recipient to the dean. The dean shall notify the recipient, the appropriate associate dean, and unit head.