University at Albany

Excellence in Teaching (Teaching Assistant)

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Two faculty members received this tribute in 2008 for Excellence in Teaching (Teaching Assistant).

Alice KrauseAlice Krause, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Alice Krause is in her fourth year as a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She is one of the Spanish Program's most active and successful TAs. She has taught all the 100 level courses and this past fall taught a 200 level conversation course with great success. Her classes are meticulously prepared and organized. Her student evaluations are consistently outstanding. She is able to reach all her students, maintains great classroom control while fostering a sense of comfort for all her students, and devises creative and communicative activities, assignments and exams. Alice has also been extremely helpful as a mentor to some of the Program's newer TAs, assisting them with ideas for their classes and exams. She makes insightful and valuable contributions to discussions during TA meetings and orientations. In addition to her impressive teaching, Alice is very dedicated to her doctoral studies and to the graduate program. She started a film series and has organized numerous graduate student workshops. She also started the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Graduate Student Organization.

Excellence in Teaching (Teaching Assistant)

Dana Basnight-Brown Alice Krause

Alice Krause
Languages, Literatures & Cultures

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