Comet Kudos A program by Staff Senate for Mayville State staff to be recognized for their hard work.
Letter of Recognition-Support I was thrilled to receive this letter after the accreditation visit for MSU's Education Division. Thank you!
Kudos emails received over the years (names were removed)
Chris (in response to an email sent to all faculty regarding critical thinking), Good information. Moving MSU forward and upward is very important. We need folks like you and other faculty to keep pushing the faculty to a higher level. This is positive and good for all. Thank you!
Chris, Thank you for the many hours you devoted to provide an excellent strategic planning session to kick off this process. The session was well organized, plus all of the Sharepoint and web stuff ready to go. The participation by groups (even though you could say ‘forced groups’, but it got them organized very quickly and I did not see any unhappy faces, I feel went extremely well. Looking around, it seemed that folks where involved and I think some you could say even enjoyed it. Great work!!
Chris, I truly cannot thank you enough for your support this week and especially for facilitating all of our Zoom sessions. I was at ease knowing you were a smiling face in the room as well as someone with exceptional skill and determination to ensure Zoom ran smoothly. You truly are an exceptional gift to our Division and our university as a whole! I look forward to working with you and having the opportunity to receive your support ongoing! Thanks again!
Chris, On a side note, I want to thank you for your extra dedication during this time. We (science and math) often deal with additional challenges and I appreciate your efforts to help make this transition easier.
I have been in hyper-overdrive trying to make sure things are going as smooth as possible so any help you can offer is appreciated. My goal is to provide as best content in these transitional courses as possible while still keeping things on track (while distancing myself from humans). You probably have also seen my post to try help out our K-12 teachers who likely have never had to deal with any of these types of issues before…we all have to work together and I appreciate you.
Chris I just wanted to let you know that the new syllabus template rocks!! Thank you for changing that again, and for all you do! 😊
Chris Thank you for giving generously of your time yesterday. I’m a slow learner as regards these things, though I hope I am learning and getting a better sense of why we do them.
Chris I had wanted to tell you that I've already benefited from some of our readings and I'm excited about doing the ones for this week. I was just offered and accepted a position doing internet marketing for a small business in my area, primarily they are looking at getting the most out of their Fb account. Hoping I am not biting off more than I can chew!! :) Thanks for making us read all this information. :) (from a former student)
Chris, It is such a pleasure to receive an email from an online student who is thrilled about their class - and that is just what I received yesterday from one of your students. He felt the content of your course was relevant and very useful, and he was also very complimentary about you and your willingness to work with him around some issues that he had.
Well done – and thank you for doing such a great job!
Chris This was a message from a current student that I received yesterday. It seems WE (and I do mean "we," i.e. you and I) are doing something right as regards course design and implementation.
So far I really have been enjoying the class, and I really like that you’ve offered to reply to my assignments via audio files. This allows me to feel like “part of the class” which is something that is definitely a down side to being a distance learner. For a first time instructor on distance ed I think you’re way on top of the game. I’ve seen many instructors who are “veterans” to online learning that just never seem to get their stuff together and need constant reminding. Over all so far I would say that this one of the classes I am enjoying the most. It combines two of my favorite things- learning new things and reading for enjoyment.
Grateful for expressions of gratitude!
In Fall 2018, I had the privilege of working with 40+ Education students in a synchronous class. I served as tech support and moderator. Dr. Hagen also invited me to share some of my personal experiences as a mom of a teen with ADHD. The chance to interact with these amazing people was a bright spot in every week! Getting this slide deck of sweet comments was so moving! I am grateful for them!