The Kent State Alumni Association has announced the nominees for the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award. MCLS professors Dr. Jessie Carduner and Dr. Rebecca Chism have been nominated.
Jessie Carduner, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
Jessie Cardunerâ€™s passion for the Spanish language stimulates her students to have a deeper interest. She is willing to devote time to all of her students and challenges them to develop a full understanding of the language. â€œOne of the greatest things about Dr. Carduner is her ability to listen,â€ Morgan Greer, a Spanish translation major who nominated Carduner, says. â€œShe took an interest not only in my success as a student, but in my personal life as well.â€
Rebecca Chism, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
Rebecca Chism uses examples from her own studies and experiences to increase student understanding. Students in Chismâ€™s classes learn through experience, as she often asks them to perform teaching lessons on the spot. â€œShe understands and sympathizes with where students are and helps to challenge, as well to develop, their knowledge of how to overcome any obstacles.â€ Dayle Meyer, a Spanish major, says.
Read about all of the nominees here.