FYO Faculty Receive Student Praise

Monday, February 8, 2021

FYO Instructor Rebecca Nesbitt teachers xx to first-year students.
Rebecca Nesbit teaches her FYO seminar, " American Generosity: Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteering, and Philanthropy in the U.S." (picture was taken prior to March 2020.)

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) created the Thank-a-Teacher program 12 years ago to allow students an easy way to express gratitude to a professor, instructor, or graduate student teacher who has impacted their life in profound and meaningful ways. Here’s a sample of what students shared at the end of fall 2020 about two FYO faculty: 



Dr. Nesbit,

Thank you for a great semester! I really enjoyed learning about the nonprofit sector and I feel like I know so much more now about what nonprofits do and the challenges they face. Thank you for making the course structured so that I knew what to expect each week. Also, thank you for being straightforward about our assignments and outlining your expectations. I am actually surprised at how interesting I found the nonprofit sector to be and I will hopefully be able to take more of your classes. I hope you have a fun, safe, and relaxing break! Thank you again for such a great class.


Professor Spooner,

Thank you so much for all of your guidance this semester.  I know my classmates and I share the same sentiment that we had an amazing time learning in your course.  Your class has made me much more confident in my abilities moving forward and I generally believe that the cohort developed our skillset to a higher standard due to your supportive instruction.  You have been extremely helpful in our course and with our studio projects, which I am very grateful for.  I hope that I will be able to take another course from you again in the future! Thank you again and I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!