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The Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes a University of Missouri Extension faculty member for planning, conducting and evaluating one extension educational activity conducted this past year.


Recipient receives up to $2,000 (based on actual expenses) for an approved professional development activity.


All University of Missouri Extension faculty are eligible. Members of the immediate administrative staff of the vice chancellor for extension, regional directors, campus extension administrators and members of the Fellowship and Awards Committee are not eligible.


Nominees should have a primary role in completing or making significant progress toward accomplishing identifiable goals of an extension teaching program conducted in one year.

Nominations are evaluated on:

  • Need for the educational activity and extent to which it reflects current University of Missouri Extension priority program areas.
  • Educational objectives and clear identification of the target audience.
  • Evaluation design and evidence of impact.
  • Innovation demonstrated by the educational activity.

Nomination submission

To learn more about deadlines, submission instructions and other important information, please visit the awards home page:

nomination process

2022 Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient: Candace Rodman

Award recipients

2022: Candace Rodman

2020: Chelsea Corkins

2019: Doug Swanson

2018: David L. Burton

2017: Cynthia E. Crawford

2016: Ashley Morgan Bales

2015: Joseph William Koenen

2014: Shirley J. Farrah

2013: Lee Ann Woolery

2012: David L. Burton

2010: Karen Jewel Elliott

2009: Wendeline S. Brumbaugh

2008: Rebecca J. Travnichek

2007: Cynthia E. Crawford

2006: Marsha A. Alexander

2005: Carole Grigsby Bozworth

2004: Nina Yuh Hsien Chen