Can you think of a recent time when you felt like you truly belonged? That your presence was necessary and that you felt seen, valued, and appreciated? A sense of belonging is a universal characteristic and a basic human need (Maslow, 1962). In his terrific book College student’s sense of belonging: A key to educational … Continue reading Creating a sense of belonging in your classroom (Teaching Tip)
You are always super positive and friendly and I really appreciate you!!! You’ve inspired me in so many ways 🙂
President Wintersteen is fantastic at making people feel valued and cared for in every interaction. Her genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for the students she engages with, and all that they do, is much appreciated.
Wendy is the sweetest! She knows each student and works hard to help us have a positive ISU adventure. She always has a positive personality and is like the ‘Mom’ of the department.
Dr. Wangerin is an inspiration to all of us in the BSN program! She has shown us how to persevere through the most difficult circumstances and continue to bless others with her wisdom and compassion. I am so thankful for Dr. Wangerin’s pouring into our lives and careers and will always be grateful for this … Continue reading Virginia Wangerin, Food Science & Human Nutrition
Vishesh is empathetic, inquisitive, and thoughtful to all those he interacts with. His compassion, enthusiasm, and supportive nature make me feel like a valued member of the ISU community.
Thank you for everything you taught me for the past semesters. I am glad that I got the opportunity to be your TA for the course “Advanced Flight Structures”. You were so warm and kind. Thank you for being the most incredible teacher/ adviser/ mentor and motivator.
Thank you for your enthusiasm, creativity, and time commitment to the HDFS learning community students. Your thoughtful and caring manner as you provide guidance and direction for the students is very much appreciated. Have a great holiday season and thanks for the opportunity to work with you! Pat, Raquel, Michale
Dr. Neppl makes me feel like a valued member of the ISU community, because she always encourages me to reach my goals and pushes me to do my best. She has supported me in so many ways, including pursuing a rigorous program of research and academic coursework in graduate school thus far. Dr. Neppl has … Continue reading Tricia Neppl, Human Development and Family Studies
Dr. Theresa Cooper through the LEAD IT collective has provided spaces for my personal growth as well as learning about the cultures of other races. I have become culturally competent and feel comfortable in spaces than before. LEAD IT is my family at Iowa State away from home. Dr. Cooper is very sensitive to student … Continue reading Theresa Cooper, Ag & Life Sci Administration