March 12, 2009
Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been inducted into the Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She was selected for the honor by a committee of engineering faculty and students based on the following selection criteria:
–Outstanding teachers engage students in the learning process and motivate students to succeed in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom.
–Outstanding teachers seek to use a variety of teaching methods to reach students regardless of their individual learning styles.
–Outstanding teachers are demanding but fair, clearly communicating their expectations for students and hold students to these expectations.
–Outstanding teachers challenge students at all levels in their classrooms and encourage collaborative learning among their students.
–Outstanding teachers engage in active assessment of the learning of their students and seek to improve their teaching to ensure even greater student learning in the future.
Dr. Babski-Reeves is a true teaching scholar. She inspires students, and she values sharing her methods and discussing them with her colleagues. One student reported after completing her course, “It was truly my pleasure having the opportunity to take your class. It was very evident that you put forth much more than required by the syllabus. Your balanced blend of professionalism, integrity, support, and unwavering commitment to academic excellence is inspiring.” Dr. Babski-Reeves is most deserving of membership in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and we are fortunate to have her as a member of the ISE faculty.