BAYLOR UNIVERSITY’S ROBERT FOSTER CHERRY AWARD FOR GREAT TEACHING
The Baylor University 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 award recipient will receive $250,000 and teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2020 fall or 2021 spring semester. The award recipient’s home department will receive $25,000.
The Award Process
Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2019. Additionally, each finalist will present a Cherry Award Lecture on his or her home campus, and each home department will receive $10,000.
Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished by 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. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor.
Schedule for the 2020 Cherry Award
- 1 November 2018: Nomination deadline
- Spring 2019: Three finalists announced
- Fall 2019: Finalists visit Baylor University campus and make presentations; also make home campus presentations
- Spring 2020: Cherry Award recipient announced
- Fall 2020 or Spring 2021: Cherry Award recipient semester-in-residence at Baylor
For more information on the nomination process, please visit baylor.edu/cherry_awards/.