School's Teaching Award
Award for TeachingCopyright: Ute Haupts
As in previous years, the School's Award for Teaching was presented by the Student Representative Body ('Fachschaft') in 2018. The prize is awarded in two categories: academic staff members and professors.
The Dean of Studies, Prof. von Nitzsch, emphasized the great importance attached to 'good teaching' by the School and the University. Two members of the 'Fachschaft' - Mr. Max Wroblewski and Mr. Nils Utecht - told the audience why specifically Mr. Endrikat and Prof. Wentzel had been nominated for the awards:
Copyright: Ute Haupts
Morten Endrikat has been an academic member of staff with the International Economics Unit since 2014. Students of the School have got to know him through his teaching activities in "Microeconomics II" (Bachelor's program) and "Advanced International Trade"(Master's program).
Mr. Endrikat is always readily available to students for consultation, and he takes a lot of time in providing detailed feedback to his students. It is precisely this engagement that gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of different topics and ultimately to understand how grades are allocated. Students are also able to improve their academic performance through the constructive feedback. Mr. Endrikat's affinity with his students is conducive to an enjoyable and positive learning atmosphere, which is appreciated by all of his students, who are full of praise for his teaching.
Copyright: Ute Haupts
Although Prof. Dr. Daniel Wentzel has only been with the School since 2011, he has established a broad contact with the School's students. Particularly his course "Absatz und Beschaffung" (Bachelor's program in Business Administration) and the courses "Consumer Behavior" and "Principles of Innovation" (Master's program) have enabled a great many students to get well acquainted with his teaching. That Prof. Wentzel's teaching concept always has a positive impact on students is illustrated amongst other things by his being ranked yet again - as in previous years - among the top of the student surveys.
Prof. Wentzel's teaching approach incorporates a good deal of Blended Learning methods, generating a positive learning atsmosphere for his students and thus leading to an optimal learning environment for them. Moreover, he makes good use of his contacts in business and industry by inviting them to give presentations to his students. Thus, his specific teaching approach has an "added value" to it which goes far beyond the usual extent of a lecture.
Both Mr. Endrikat and Prof. Dr. Daniel Wentzel are most definitely a great asset to the School of Business and Economics and will continue to offer our students interesting and attractive teaching in the future.