HSE Best Teachers Election Starts
From May 29 to June 18 students can vote for HSE’s best teachers of the academic year. This year there is no need to come to the university to vote. Students can submit their scores online via LMS.
You can choose your candidate from the faculty list — no more than two lecturers and two teachers conducting workshops or practical training — in LMS module ‘Rate Your Courses’ right after the required assessment of your teachers and courses for Module 4. If your candidate is not on the list, you can indicate him or her in the ‘Other teacher (specify full name)’ category. In addition to recognition, the best teachers will also receive a bonus.
You can also write a letter to your 'chosen' teacher. Such letters are always quite appreciated by the teachers. You can even write a poem or draw a picture. Letterheads, envelopes and the mailboxes are all waiting for you in the halls of each HSE building. In your letter you can tell your teacher what makes him or her the best.
For further information about the voting procedure and lists of winners see the website.
Students and alumni of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and St. Petersburg have determined the Best Teachers of 2015. HSE First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev discusses the results of the voting.
‘Each Student Studies on His Own, and the Teacher Is Only the Torch Which Lights His Way through a Dark Forest’
Ella Khabina, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics department of Higher Mathematics, was named one of the best HSE teachers conducting seminar classes in 2012, in a vote by students from the Faculty of Economics.
‘University Education Is about Teaching Students to Think Critically, Not about the Transfer of Knowledge’
Before coming to the HSE in 1999, Olga Kuzina, PhD, who is today Professor at the Department of Economic Sociology, had no experience in teaching. But she was chosen by the students as one of the best university lecturers and not for the first time in 2012.
Students of the HSE Faculty of Management voted Ekaterina Ivanova, Associate Professor at the Department of Entrepreneurial Law, as one of the best lecturers and teachers conducting seminar classes in 2012. In an interview with Matvey Karmakov, HSE student, she told us about a ‘toolkit’ for every lawyer and other cases from her practice.
Danil Feodorovykh, a teacher in HSE’s Subdepartment of Microeconomic Analysis, has been elected by the students as one of the best seminar teachers of 2012 at HSE. He spoke to Andrei Scherbakov of the HSE news portal about teaching style and microeconomics.
Sergey Pekarsky, Professor at the Faculty of Economics Subdepartment of Macroeconomic Analysis, first came to the HSE to get a second higher education, since he did not know where to apply his knowledge of applied mathematics. Fifteen years later, he is about to head the HSE’s Department of Theoretical Economics, and students have voted him one of the best teachers at the HSE.
Viktor Gorbatov, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy Department of Ontology, Logics and Theory of Knowledge, is, according to the students of the Faculties of Economics and Psychology, one of the best teachers who conducts seminars. In an interview he gave to the HSE News Service he spoke about the role of philosophy in modern life.