Gladys K. Giebler, instructor of computer and information systems, has been named by a faculty recognition committee as the recipient of the Mediated Classroom Teacher Award for her performance in Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Leadership.
The faculty recognition program rewards outstanding teacher innovators and outstanding mediated classroom teachers from each of the four colleges of the university. Two other special awards - Teacher/Scholar/Innovator of the Year and Faculty Advisor of the Year - are also part of the program. Recipients are selected by a committee chaired or appointed by the respective college deans.
One award is given each month over the period August through May. Giebler is the recipient of the Mediated Classroom Teacher Award for January. She received a check for $300 and a university lapel pin that signifies teaching excellence. The university provides two-thirds of the financial award and the other third comes from Commerce Bank of Hays, which established a fund with the university to help recognize outstanding faculty teaching.
Giebler, a Fort Hays State University graduate, joined the College of Business and Leadership in 1998. She teaches primarily Management Information Systems and Introduction to Computer Information Systems. Throughout all her classes, she has pioneered use of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and e-mail systems to assist in instruction and to communicate with students. She frequently holds special sessions for students to help them explore and extend their knowledge of these exciting new technologies.
Giebler is known as both an exciting teacher and a superior advisor. In its recommendation for the award, the committee concluded: "The College of Business and Leadership is proud to count among its faculty Gladys Giebler, a true leader in educational technology."