ISU honors Schroeder, Wigton for teaching innovation during spring semester

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Joanna Schroeder and Michael Wigton headshots
Joanna Schroeder (left) and Michael Wigton received Iowa State spring 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards


In the midst of an unprecedented spring semester, and with only 10 days notice, Iowa State’s faculty transitioned more than 6,000 courses to virtual instruction, ensuring students would maintain progress on their Cyclone degrees.

In celebration of these efforts, the office of the senior vice president and provost recognized 36 faculty with spring 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards, which includes a one-time $1,000 award. Funding for the program was provided by a generous (and anonymous) donor to support faculty excellence.

Two Greenlee faculty members were recognized for their efforts.

  • Joanna Schroeder, assistant teaching professor, developed an online internship course to help more than 60 students fulfill their required internship experience.
  • Michael Wigton, associate teaching professor, went the extra mile to remain connected with students via personal check-ins and phone calls during the transition to online instruction.