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Mote Wins Top Teaching Honors

Gale Mote, adjunct lecturer in management and organizations, is one of four University of Iowa faculty members who have won the 2014 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching.

Gale Mote

The award, which is administered by the UI Council on Teaching, was created in 2004 as a university-wide recognition for faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of teaching excellence.

Mote has taught more than 50 sections of courses for the Tippie College of Business, primarily to students in the evening MBA Program for Professionals and Managers in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. She has become a cornerstone of that program, and her influence has been felt broadly across the state.

As a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance with 24 years of experience as a consultant, Mote brings real-life examples to the classroom and fills her courses with opportunities for experiential learning. Her focus is on creating working environments where everyone is engaged and contributing.

Students appreciate her “contagious enthusiasm” along with her business acumen, and frequently comment that their ability to apply in their working environment what they learn in her classroom is immediate.

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