Prize Description: One prize ($500) will be awarded to an educator who has developed novel and innovative resources for teaching plant systematics (broadly interpreted) to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Applicant criteria: Must be an ASPT member and teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; may be at any stage in her/his career. Innovations can range from (but are not limited to): whole course syllabi; online teaching materials; software packages; multimedia exercises; classroom, lab, or field modules; textbooks; digital resources; and information manuals. Ideally, the teaching innovation can be shared freely with ASPT to enhance botanical education worldwide.
Nomination: Applicant can be either self-nominated or nominated by an ASPT colleague.
Application materials: The applicant should submit an application form and rigorous documentation of the teaching innovation. The nominator should also arrange for two letters of support (both from ASPT members) to be sent to Andrea Weeks at the email address below. All documentation must be in English and in electronic format (i.e., pdf, MS Word).
Application deadline: March 1, 2014.
Applications will be evaluated by the ASPT Awards and Honors Committee; successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2014.