School's Teaching Award


Award for Teaching 2022

Lehrpreisvergabe 2022 Copyright: © Ute Haupts

Having been canceled two times due to the restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the School's Graduation Ceremony was able to take place again in 2022. Included in this well attended event was the traditional honoring of the best teaching staff members by the Student Representative Body ("Fachschaft"), where prizes are presented in the categories "academic staff members" and "professors". The awards were this year presented live on stage again.

In the first category, this year's award winner was Dr. Garnet Kasperk. The prize in the second category was awarded to Professor Marco Lübbecke.

Vice-Dean Professor Balleer emphasized the great importance attached to "good teaching" by the School and by the University. Two members of the Fachschaft - Lena Gawlitza and Alessa Akin - told the audience in detail why specifically Dr. Kasperk and Professor Lübbecke had been nominated for the awards.

  Frau Dr. Kasperk bei der Lehrpreisvergabe Copyright: © Ute Haupts

Dr. Garnet Kasperk is the Director of the Center for International Automobile Management (CIAM). For over 10 years, her research has focused on the strategies of the automotive and energy industries.

Particularly her lectures "International Automobile Management" and "Corporate Ethics: The German Automobile Industry - Ethically Blind but Willing to Learn?" are strategically well planned and their content is conveyed via real-life case studies. Students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of theoretical basics during the semester and to put these into practice.

  Würdigung der Lehrleistung von Prof. Lübbecke Copyright: © Ute Haupts

Since 2010, Prof. Dr. Marco Lübbecke has headed the Chair of Operations Research at RWTH Aachen University. His convincing teaching concept, which incorporates substantial use of the flipped classroom approach and other key blended learning strategies, ensures excellent learning outcomes. Two prime examples are his courses "Introduction to Operations Research" – in the B.Sc. in Business Administration program – and "Operations Research 1" – in the MSc. in Business Administration program, both of which are mandatory courses. But also his elective courses involve students actively participating in the teaching/learning process via short presentations, case study work, collaborative learning, group work, discussions, and analyzing examples of current applications.