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April 2024 Everyday Teaching Awardees: Franziska Borders, Cody Coker and Luke Jones

The Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to celebrating and highlighting great teaching at Boise State. No matter how small or large a teaching gesture, project, or effort may be, they all make an impact on our learning community. Every month, we are recognizing “Everyday Teaching” in our monthly newsletter. Join us in congratulating Franziska Borders (World Languages, German), Cody Coker (Communication), and Luke Jones (Professional MBA) who have been nominated for their everyday teaching. Here’s some of what the nominators said about them:

Franziska Borders Headshot

Franziska Borders “Franzi teaches German and is a Discussion Group Leader for 2 different sections of UF100. Franzi is constantly thinking about how to better the student experience, both in and outside of the classroom. She creates engaging experiences exploring identity and culture, often meets with students outside of class to help them with assignments, and helps students obtain resources on campus”.


Cody Coker headshot

Cody Coker “Cody is an excellent teacher and mentor. He is currently working with a former student on an independent project stemming from the class he taught that they were in. He helped the student apply for the COAS research grant. He is also working with students on a panel for the upcoming Northwest Communication Associations’ annual conference.  In general, students love him and flock to his classes because of his warm personality, engaged teaching style, and clear concern for student well-being”.



Headshot of Luke Jones

Luke Jones “Luke completely redesigned our MBA 531 – Design Thinking & Strategic Perspectives class. This is one of the first course in our Professional MBA program (evening MBA for working professional managers). He was exceptional. He brought in relevant guest speakers, coordinated a full consulting project and used hands-on methods to teach. Course evaluations were better than ever and it was evident he spent so much time working on this course! Impressive for any instructor, but especially for an adjunct working FT at Simplot.”

Are you feeling inspired? Do you want to nominate a colleague or yourself? Learn more about “Everyday Teaching” and about past recognitions on our website and submit your nomination by filling out this short nomination form. Have questions about this opportunity? Please email Sarah Lausch at