Molly Rapert Recognized at September's Cordes Chair Event by the TFSC
Molly Rapert, an associate professor of marketing in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, was recognized as the September 2022 Cordes Chair. The Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center invites six outstanding faculty members each academic year to serve as Wally Cordes Chairs and provide a personal talk about their teaching methods. Faculty are selected as Cordes Chairs because they embody the student-centered teaching excellence that late university professor emeritus Wally Cordes exhibited throughout his 40-plus year U of A career.
Rapert spoke about strategies she has developed to create rapport with students, such as using in-class exercises, LinkedIn, and social media to establish and solidify connections to an audience of 90 University of Arkansas faculty members. She conducts a survey each year with business executives to determine what students should be learning where she gets article ideas published in the current year for her courses. The survey has been taken by over 12,000 executives.
Rapert is the director of the Walton Center for Teaching Effectiveness, is a recipient of the Charles and Nadine Baum Excellence in Teaching Award, the Arkansas Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Marketing Management Association's National Outstanding Teaching Award. She teaches the capstone course in the Marketing Department which prepares students for the real-world environment they will soon walk into. Rapert has taught courses at all levels, from freshmen to doctoral seminars and of all class sizes, from large auditoriums to small seminars.
In a partnership with Mullins Library and the TFSC, the presentation is available on ScholarWorks.
Lori Libbert, HEI Program coordinator
Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center
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