Hegelheimer and Mielke Receive Teaching Awards
Professors Hegelheimer and Mielke were honored for their stellar teaching accomplishments at the 2006 Liberal Arts and Sciences College Convocation on September 6.
Volker Hegelheimer was named an LAS Master Teacher for his accomplishments in Computer Assisted Langauge Learning, an emerging area of Teaching English as a Second Language. His innovations include a database-driven online system for students to increase their vocabulary skills, which he uses in his writing courses. For listening/reading courses for non-native speakers, Hegelheimer has developed online materials to enhance their skills.
Laura Mielke was named one of the first two recipients of the Cassling Family Faculty Awards for outstanding teaching. The awards were established by Randal and Lori Cassling of Omaha, Nebraska, in honor of Randal's parents, Robert and Rita Lenore Dunn Cassling. Mielke is an extraordinary knowledgeable scholar of American literature for whom the adventures of teaching and of learning are seamlessly and passionately joined. Her classes are challenging, rigorous and carefully prepared, though her teaching methods are also flexible and innovative. Students describe her as inspiring, and repeatedly commend her as a model for their own future teaching careers. Professor Mielke was also honored at the University Convocation held on September 11, where she received an Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Teaching.
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