Posted on February 8, 2013 by Christopher Thrall

“Students find their voice in my classroom,” says Kim, “because they quickly learn that I truly value what they have to say both about their learning and about themselves as people.”

Fordham_355-12_MG_9942_EI_The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus is proud to announce that Dr. Kim Fordham Misfeldt has been recognized as a 2013 3M National Teaching Fellow by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Dr. Misfeldt is a professor of German and Chair of Humanities at Augustana Campus in Camrose.

“The unifying theme of so much of what I do is found in the words Teaching Language, Giving Voice,” Kim explains. “Teaching language is so much more than vocabulary and grammar. It opens doors for students to new ideas, cultures, literatures, and ways of thinking. Students find their voice in my classroom because they quickly learn that I truly value what they have to say both about their learning and about themselves as people.”

Established in 1986, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship program is sponsored jointly by 3M Canada and the STLHE. It is the only pan-Canadian, cross-disciplinary recognition of educational leadership and excellence in university teaching. Fellows must fulfill two principal criteria: superlative undergraduate teaching, and the enhancement of post-secondary teaching through superior leadership.

View Kim’s interview on Global Morning Television
Read the article about Kim in the Camrose Canadian



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One response to Dr. Kim Fordham Misfeldt recognized with 3M National Teaching Fellowship

  • Nansee Hughes said:
    Feb 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    What a deserving recipient! Of the years that I spent at Augustana and throughout my time receiving my undergrad and Graduate degrees, Kim was always one of my favourite teachers and one who I felt really understood and loved what she did in the classroom. Thanks to her, I have been to Germany three times (once as a CSSG student, and twice as a vacation) and each time have been able to navigate my way through the country as well as receive many compliments from the locals on how good my German was. I want to thank Kim for giving me my love of the German language and culture when I first came to Augustana, that continues to this day! Congratulations, Kim! You deserve the award!