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Interactive: asking real questions. I already know what I think, and I want to know what my students think.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Allowing students to deconstruct a short film and break it up into it's story elements.
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I am my church's representative at Habitat for Humanity and I volunteer there a few times a year. I love travel. I help out the Econ Society- check them out!
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What is your style of teaching?
With humour, engagement, and lots of in-class exercises and discussion, especially discussions that relate to communications and current events.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Programming demonstrations, handouts, design and discussion exercises. Not much Powerpoint!
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Beyond just the grades and the degree, I expect students to engage with their coursework out of their personal desire to learn and grow.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Adherence to the assignment criteria, critical thinking, imagination and proper spelling, grammar and syntax.
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Do not give up
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Ask students to go to a retailer and compare TVs. Actually going and looking at a product, comparing it first-hand provides best insight.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
aquatics diversity
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Come to class: we need you. Develop different kinds of reading and writing strategies: it is all about context.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Figuring out how to write a dissertation — then figuring out how to teach dissertation writing. These are two very different things.
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There is a point to the laughter in class. It is your job to figure it out while you are having a good time.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Passionate about the field. Involved in the community. A balance of artistic and analytical. Willingness to fail while taking risks and pushing yourself.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Depends on the course - proving sampling works in quant research; retail audits in consumer behavior.
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I used to teach a course on Statistical Thinking. I presented some of the statistical evidence for and against ESP. The students loved discussing it but...
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
The most engaging is the final portfolio where students rewrite work they have already begun--and received feedback for--in class and in private conferences.
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Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance in everything that you do!
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I am currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel.
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A good College Fed team over the years.
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I work with the Northeastern University Athletics department.
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture, discussion, and seminar with active learning techniques.
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I was part of a citizen team that led the successful fight for the override of a tax cap law in order to provide more funds for K-12 education in a major city.
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Be open to sharing your experience and insights and to getting to know amazing people from around the globe or around the corner!
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
There is no connection to anything I teach.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Creative Writing
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who enjoys reading and is open to new perspectives
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What is your style of teaching?
I combine theory, skills and practice.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Communicate honestly with me and with your classmates (especially when you have group work).
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
really try to do the homework - don't make a perfunctory stab at it.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Winning the Sylvia E. Bowman Award for teaching.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Content coupled with good writing style plus some sign of original thinking.
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I believe we have a responsibility to be engaged in making our world a better place for all and to attack privilege. Thus,I often get labeled 'political.'
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Learn proactively not passively. Learn how to learn by asking relevant questions of patients and colleagues after researching the answers yourself.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Clarity of thought, originality, a story grounded in truth that shows student's passion, adherence to rules of grammar and punctuation.
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What is your style of teaching?
Hyperbolic parables of cynical optimism related to English and personal experience
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Adult learning
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
The research paper — students work very hard for a month on a project that builds research, reading, AND writing skills in an area that *they* care about.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Go-getters! The intrinsically motivated. Those who don't mind "DIY" work. The committed. The highly driven. Slackers don't perform well in my classes-ever.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Blackboard, Wiki, camtasia, ppt
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learning takes effort. Having to work hard to understand something doesn't mean you're dumb. You are smart enough to get into college--you CAN do this!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Each class has some experiential learning project. In Auditing, it is a 15 page risk assessment and mitigation plan.
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What is your style of teaching?
lecture, discussion, critical thinking tasks
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I tend to have a relaxed atmosphere in my class; some students need and like a lot of structure, my courses tend shift, depending on what I see the needs are.
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive
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My grades are way too inflated compared to what my professors used to give when I was a student.
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Don't let grades control your life. You can learn more from a C than an A sometimes.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Looking at the difference between reality television and mainstream, 'script based' television shows
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What is your style of teaching?
I do a combination of lectures, giving notes, showing videos, in class activities, power points and discussions. I also use examples of my experience.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
The Boston World Partnerships network is helping to inform and connect people in the Greater Boston economy. Get with it or get out of the way!
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students bored by traditional assignments. Students who see assignments as opportunities rather than as chores.
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My most active hashtags are OrgCommNU and BWP.I love dogs, punk, ska reggae, rap, mircrobrews, margaritas, cooking, conversation and tropical beaches!
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being a father.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Introduce yourself to the instructor during an office hour. Just say hi!Come to class, and get to know your classmates.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
All aspects of graphic design and branding when applied to print and web medias.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be prepared to learn how to be a good writer and thinker. I love creativity!
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My sense of humour is spelled differently.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
how much the student is willing and able to get out of his/her comfort zone, how much of a deep learner the student is.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Thoughtful
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Completed undergrad degree after 10 years of off and on school and a major head injury. I think anything is possible.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
powerPoint, Lectures, Videos
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
depends on the course requirements
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Test scores, writing assignments, and most importantly committment to the class
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Prezio, PowerPoint (rarely), online assessments/reading, LinkedIn, Twitter, video/music clips, popular press books, case studies, streaming video
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
All of them.
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What is your style of teaching?
I favor the Socratic method, having students think through questions that should be reasonable to them, and find the answers by virtue of that thinking.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Strategy and case analysis
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What is your style of teaching?
Conversational, exploratory, student driven.I want to give students the basics and let them work out how they relate to their own interests.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
The business of retail/apparel nationally and globally
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
When grading I look at the level of effort a students puts into the assignment.
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What kind of student would love your class?
a student that actively participates, speaks up in class, answers questions and has real curiosity
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What is your style of teaching?
Communicative approach in language classes. Extensive oral practice. Approaching culture
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
For my literature classes, the final essay asks students to compare a work of literature we have read with a movie.
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What kind of student would love your class?
The ideal student in my class is one who listens, speaks, respects the individuality of each classmate and me, and understands that we are there to collaborate.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Power point slides, video, websites, PDF articles
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What is your style of teaching?
I encourage students to take an active role in cultivating their eduction. I have very high standards, but support students to meet them.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have a half-time appointment as an Assistant VP for Regional Affairs and University Academic Planning. I also do research on student success.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Treat my class like a job-come on time and come prepared. U may need me for a reference/recommendation for job/scholarship someday.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I'm at the start of a new book project on issues about the proper role of government in the economy and what it would take to have an economically just society.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Astronomy
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What kind of student would love your class?
Hard to say, because people are often surprised to find out they like it. History buffs, visually oriented people.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
my day job. slneducation.edublogs.org/about/
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Internet, books, newspapers, magazines.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students that question, who come with open minds and a hunger for knowledge but who are also practical and goal driven towards learning in preparation for life.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
correct answers and a correct method
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What is your style of teaching?
Active, I like to keep things moving- keep students on their toes- mixture of lecture, group work, in class projects
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Digital media technologies including graphics, video and sound.
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Extreme grilling! Movies! Apple devices!
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What is your style of teaching?
active,I like to have a lot of activities to keep students awake and alert, students seem to enjoy it
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In reverse order of importance, students learn in my class:(1) Facts(2) Theories(3) A "World View" (Weltanschauung)(4) Healthy Skepticism
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Writing processes, from prewriting through revision and completion.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who understands the value in understanding accounting well; who appreciates a faculty member who enjoys working with students
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What is your style of teaching?
Lectures with interactions.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Writing and crisis communications
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I fill in Powerpoint slides using a tablet PC and post the lectures after class. I occasionally show short videos.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Cases, debates, videos, interactive exercises
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who is willing to let others see his/her passion for telling stories/communicating. One who is willing to share personal stories.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I won the Presidio La Bahia award and the TOMFRA award for best book on Spanish Texas published that year.
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What kind of student would love your class?
open minded and engaged
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Term projects
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I've been active in the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. I'm listed in ~Who's Who in America.~
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who comes to class having thought deeply about the assignments, who asks thoughtful questions, and tries to apply the material to his/her own experiences.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort to understand and show command of the material.
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It is important to commit do doing the work. There is no way to "skate through" and get anything out of my class. Also, I LOVE reading students' writing.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Start the projects earlier.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Collaborative, hands on group assignments that create opportunities for authentic real time learning. The bigger the class, the harder this is to do.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
We will do a project where students from Digital Photography, Hair Dressing, Esthetician (makeup) and Fashion Business combine for a Fashion shoot.
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I enjoy gourmet cooking, long walks on the beach, reading novels, and watching award-winning television.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Fiction writing, film, visual narrative, creative process. Also, I don't believe in fields.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Open-minded and noncompetitive
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What is your style of teaching?
Mostly lecture for core courses. I try to have more discussion in electives.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Urban Economics students complete a series of data assignments in which they use the US Census Website to complete a number of spreadsheet tables for a city.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Detailed completion of the assignment and evidence that the material has been truly absorbed, not just memorized. Team projects require self/peer evaluations.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Running a small, annual conference and bringing in a huge name speaker through the power of networking, negotiation, and fund raising.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Urban geography and geography of US and Canada.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
That learning is messy, and difficult, but totally worth it.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Developing brain computer interfaces so we can control robots and computers with brain signals.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Did the student master the material? Did the student work hard? Did the student take ownership of the learning process?
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
African-American literature/history, grammar, and pop culture (mainly television). I'm also pretty knowledgeable about social media technologies.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Student-generated works and various visual media
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Application of materials learned in class, that instructions are followed, creativity, well-organized, well thought out, proper grammar, spelling, structure.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I am most knowledgeable in multiple areas including ethnomusicology, Afr Am history and culture of the Americas, jazz, AfrAm music of the USA,
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Helping my kids become inquisitive and responsible young adults.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who like to read and who like history.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
simulation game
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Interesting to students? Probably not. Just the usual academic writing and conference presenting.
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I am not a professor. I am a practitioner. I bring the kind of perspective to the class that I wish I had more of when I was in school
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who knows they negotiate every day of life and want to get better. Also students who realize or are willing to learn that not every neg. is win-lose.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I use the blackboard, not ppt. Prefer to use newspaper articles for cases, although do have approx 50% formal cases. Use textbook material as well.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Varies by class. It will entail some type of team assignment and a real industry or organization and establishment of a strategic plan
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It's art history, so images. Sometimes film clips.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I know medieval romances best. As a lit teacher, I know a lot about narratives. As a writing teacher, I have read @ 10,000 student essays: I know what works.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Keep the lines of communication open between us. I certainly pledge to do my part.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be prepared for a wild ride!
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I look for depth of knowledge, articulate expression, critical analysis, creative envisioning with skillful execution, and innovative presentation.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Having started three of my own businesses and they are all going well.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Mostly Power Point presentations. I use a text book only as reference.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Jack-o-lantern design and carving.
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What kind of student would love your class?
One that asks questions, thinks, and can synthesize information, not just regurgitate it.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Ethusiastic knowledge-seeking individuals!
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Leading a protest that saved ESL classes in the 9 LA Community Colleges, thereby providing opportunity for hundreds of thousands of students
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being a teacher.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In the classroom I try to teach without technology, usually just a white board. Outside the classroom my materials and workflow are 100% digital.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Business and management in Russia as well as other major emerging markets
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Assimilation of taught material. Ability to reproduce knowledge. Creative use of taught material.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Online examinationsTake home assignments
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
To listen, 2 learn, 2 be willing 2 work hard and 2 be challenged in your beliefs. As my mentor once said: "you aren't learning unless you are scared shitless."
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
engage. This is your education. Get as much out of it as you can. If you disagree or do not understand, speak up.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Your reputation for trustworthiness is your most critical trait for effective negotiations. Protect it even if it costs you in the short run.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
video, powerpoint, prezi, handouts.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I'm a geek. I volunteer for Phoenix ComicCon.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am currently leader of the Afro-Caribbean Music Research Project, which provides NU undergrads an immersion in the music-culture of various Caribbean nations.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I really prefer assignments that require out of class observation since marketing is all about context
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Transport phenomena, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Use math well. It is the language of reason and logic.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Non-western literature (especially since I am a HUGE world travelor!)
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Question Everything.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
This sounds like a trick question. It really depends on the class and the student. Though I do like the use of The Dumbest Generation in my comp classes.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
An understanding of the material. Enough time spent with it that they start to make the connections.
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What is your style of teaching?
I emphasize thinking carefully about concepts and contexts, not merely drilling problems. I have endless enthusiasm for the question "why?" in mathematics.
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Write steadily and fearlessly into uncertainty.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Keep the lines of communication open! Your professors want you to succeed. If outside issues prevent you from doing assignments, attending class–contact them.
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What is your style of teaching?
I encourage interactive course discussion and seminar approaches. The only exception is the occasional large lecture section of COMM 250.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students that are interested in the details of how things work.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have two small children (4 and 3), my husband and I are working on renovating our old house, my secret wish is to be a singer or race car driver.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Powerpoint, videos, notes on the blackboard, music sometimes, case studies, current international business news items
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What kind of student would love your class?
All students!
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Lecture/media/movies/documentaries/application exercises/group workcase studies/books related to the field projects/reaction papers.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Your writing follows you everywhere; work on it.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
10 things that make a group civilized. First in pairs, then as a class. Harder than it sounds!
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture based with classroom activities. I do not teach out of the book but I do use power points. Integrate work experience and research into the class.
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on the class - lecture, seminar, group work, discussion.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Have they appropriately and adequately addressed the assignment? Have they demonstrated understanding of applicable theory? How well have they communicated?
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What is your style of teaching?
multiple ways - depends on the students and the course materials
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I am the director of an experiential education program the focuses on creativity and innovation. I also take college students to National Parks.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
All assignments should be engaging.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
depends on the course
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Studying breakthrough innovations in the global pharmaceutical industry
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I use everything I can get. Here I use whiteboards, PowerPoint, a few video clips, handouts, the book, and lots of talking. I try to mix it up.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Analysis that demonstrates an understanding of course concepts from course materials and classroom activities
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Students tell me that they actually like to come in to get advised.
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I think that as long as I love teaching my students will enjoy learning from me.I am a US Navy veteran and advise the VETS club on campus and the DARC club
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Handouts, PowerPoint, Online Accessible etc
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Foodways
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I am currently the Vice-President Academic and Provost of Brandon University.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Writing for non-fiction television
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on the class, but: lecture with questions, discussion, group work, lots of critical thinking, casual
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Undergraduate capstone projects that I advise
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am co-advisor for Phi Beta Lambda, the largest business club on campus.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
In place of sit-in exams, students do a Term Paper, and submit bi-weekly reflective papers. These allow students to develop critical writing skills
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I have a gentle persona with a sense of humor and genuinely care about each student's writing, well-being and growth.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Whiteboards, Electronic and online resources, web 2.0
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbook and online software
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PowerPoint, podcasts, paper handouts, Moodle, and hoping to add iPad to my lectures this fall.
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Analysis
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Some students think that I grade papers harshly, but I want students to develop strong writing and analytic skills and am eager to help students succeed.
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foreign market entry project
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focusing on the material while in the class, engage in the activities, completion of home works, respect for every one in the class, participate in discussions
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Drug and alcohol addiction, diagnosis, treatment, counseling theory
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Day in the Life of - Students pretend they are a person from the past and write a Facebook status update or journal entry for one day's events.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Completing a doctorate
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I have a moustache.
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Come prepared and ready to discuss
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Ability to integrate different perspectives and develop a personal point of view based on clear thinking and insight.
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What kind of student would love your class?
One that is willing to learn, take risks, be creative, and most importantly be open minded.
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Take responsibility for your own learning; using the prof as a guide.
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I like to make lectures as interactive as possible so please be ready to answer questions and work on the board. Also please join the course facebook page.
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Socratic
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Increasing use of web materials.Infrequent videos.Typically have powerpoint with major lecture points(made available to students).
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Online: pairs of students create lessons for each other and teach them.
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Everything from paper to podcasts!
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Prepare to laugh. Life is absurd and laughter helps us all to live healthier, better lives. No reason an English class cannot be like that as well.
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Combination of lecture and group activities.
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Be prepared to read and write a lot.
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Film, youtube, and lots of scholarly articles
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My courses and materials change to meet each semester's specific students. If I find a better way of doing on Tuesday, you'll see it in class Wednesday.
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Being the only female in my family with a PhD.
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read all the information I write about the course and ask questions if you don't understand somethhing
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. I have projects in my field, in the arts, and even an athletic challenge. Ask me in class!
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Ability to apply concepts in unique and innovative ways
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I watch a lot of television and spend too much time on Twitter (@daniellestern), from which I generate plenty of current discussion topics for class.
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In JRNL 5340, students use digital tools by writing a blog post about pizza joints or favorite spots (for example), take a photo and plot it on a Google map.
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research on emerging markets and institutional environments in the context of widely-held and family firms
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The willingness to revise early material, an effort to demonstrate that all the feedback they were given was used to better their paper.
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The word "study" means something different in college; most of your learning *will* happen outside of class. You won't become experts in only 3 hours per week!
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Text Book, News Papers, Creative Activities, movies, Power Points, real life stories when is related to the topic, w/o any identifying information.
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Field work among various persons affected by HIV -- nonparticipant observation, interviewing, etc.
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"Teaching without learning is just talking" - "Students learn by becoming involved"Short lectures, in-class group activities, case studies.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
co-authoring a best selling career book.
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If you understand that all I want to do is teach you something and you're prepared to go along for the ride, you might be surprised how much you enjoy it.
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Market Entry Project
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Marketing research and how it helps marketers be better decisionmakers.
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Yes. Ask me privately. Life is endlessly interesting.
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design of treatment plant
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A new object recognition project: Under what circumstances do we see memory benefit after active manipulation of objects compared to passive viewing conditions.
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Extensive use of animated powerpoints. Use of audio-visual clips. rewriting stories. Use of literature, art, music, film in culture and literature classes.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
An honest attempt at completing work
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
they just need to read and follow the rubrics and instructions. it is that simple.
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I made it to age 58 without ever being bored of my job.
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Study hard. Prepare well. Read closely. Then bring your true unique self into the classroom, with all its uniqueness. Participate and let your freak flag fly.
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achievement of the task and being ready for the next level
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Sometimes students say I am intimidating; it is not intentional. Talk to me, electronically or in person. I respect my students tremendously.
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The intersection of geometry, topology, and classical mechanics. Also on the education side, teaching for numeracy - both within math courses and without.
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Creativity, ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate. Able to defend an argument with facts, good writing
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Study before class, ask lots of questions, do homework daily, ask more questions. Participate a lot in class: practice practice practice makes perfect.
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Research finding tools, from Google to scholarly databases. Multimedia (video, DVD, music) as these can stimulate the imagination. I customize assignments.
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For AWD, the research paper requires the most intense work, but the genre unit that follows is the most fun. In the genre unit, we appeal to the public.
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Interactive: combine lectures,discussions, debates, projects, presentations. Help students develop a global mindset.
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Keep your passion alive.
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My theatre work. I write plays on global issues that involve our refugees, bringing together many diverse people and groups from the community and beyond.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
-computer-mediated communication -relational communication -marital and family communication
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Depends on the class and assignment. For papers, thoughtful development of ideas, good reasoning/support, and effective organization.
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I earned a tractor license last year
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Textbooks, articles, Powerpoints
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online teaching and learning, online instructional/course design, technology-enhanced learning, online faculty development, large-scale online faculty dev.
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Come as you are but be open to changing
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Art testimony; art and trauma, art as community organizing.
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Interviewing a stranger and producing an intimate portrait of a human being
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Those that love uncertainty and are interested in the improvement of their decision making skills
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Read assignments before class discuss materials with classmates; at first sign of difficulty come see me; complete assignments on time. Do not procrastinate!
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not mnay
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Students wanting to learn about the roles and functions of music in human life, with a particular interest in the powerful hemispherical legacy of Black Music
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I often have students apply what they learn (eg. evaluate the purported existence of Bigfoot using evol theory, primate behav, fossil record, and archaeology
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Discussion 25-75% depending on class. Rest lecture.
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Students telling me that after they graduate and work in an engineering company, they can easily do the projects they are given since they have done it before
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Working at Northeastern University
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That depends on the student. I want students to apply information to their own lives or lives of their friends, and I design assignments so they can do that.
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A characterization exercise in which students inhabit the characters that they are writing about.
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I believe the professor's job is to teach the material in a way that students can understand it. I do expect the student to be a partner in this enterprise.
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Slides (PowerPoint, keynote, or Beamer)
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Multiple assessments: exams, assignments, class participation, homework.
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My strengths are in environmental regulation and government in general. Land use and property rights (such as water rights) are of great interest to me.
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Ancient mythologies and their relation to and expression in contemporary arts, psychology, society, and literature.
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photography
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Photography (nature and outdoor photography)Sand-sculpture Literature and writing
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an online manual, twitter, voicethread, diigo, edublogs, jing, meebome, voki, vyou, QRcodes, youtube, podomatic, screencast-o-matic, audacity,animoto, polldaddy
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I conduct research in corporate citizenship. I am a trustee on a nonprofit that raises philanthropic funds. I play soccer in an over 58 league.
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IP and licensing; applications
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I have been able to keep a balance between my work and family. I have been licensed in Clinical Social Work, and Substance Abuse in the state of Rhode Island.
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analytical
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Writing a text book on library management
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Students who are risk takers and aren't afraid of speaking in class. Those who are eager to learn, and willing to work hard and who are not all about grades.
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Interactive casual. I often stop during lecture to entertain questions from students. I also ask questions during a lecture and encourage students to relpy.
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You need to treat class like a job. Show up to work ready to go and put in a strong effort. You'll get out of the class what you are willing to put in.
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google ETAP640 and check out jumpscan.com/etap640
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don't know
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do everything you can to overcome fear of failure so that you don't hold yourself back from asking questions, trying new things, challenging yourself
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Always.
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Methods of Teaching
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I am working on a book and a film about Aboriginal basketball. It's a sport that I love to play - I also run 8-10 km every day that I can :)
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For student's to say! Am stunned by whatever they come up with that's a surprise to them - that gets around preconceptions of what a play is/how to write one...
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PPT slides supplemented by lecture and real-life examples
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All those who love to learn new things, challenge their experiences and develop reading and writing skills
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Work hard! Actively seek knowledge!
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My style is interactive. There is a heavy emphasis on discussion and student participation.
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What is your style of teaching?
I'm very straightforward and blunt. I have high expectations of my students. My role is to supplement the text and assignments, not hold hands.
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Re-purposing obsolete (but still functional) electronics for "Good Will"-type second-hand stores into cheap instruments for science and education.
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Many, actually. I'm sort of a polyglot of history, the history of religion, and pop culture.
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Sustained extramural funding for my research for past 20 years
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I teach by using seemingly unrelated stories and tangents to create "aha" moments for students. I'm highly non-linear! I'm not an audio edition of the text.
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I tend to be direct in my lectures, but do not lecture often applicability is important I prefer highly interactive classes
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Information competence = an average grade. I look for insightful moments of clarity, ability to synthesize, analyze, criticize concepts.
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learning, intelligence, personality, social cognition
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I have a new script I have been working on with some writers that we are finally at the stage to start trying to get it off the ground.
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Socratic Method
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My research includes developing mathematical models for next generation mobile phones and pharmaceutical products.
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Adaptation Studies, Contemporary Cinema, Twentieth Century Literature, Poetry, Film Theory, Cognitive & Affective Science
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Real estate and law; competitive track and field, guitear and blues aficionado.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Websites, streamed videos, cell phones, arts or crafts objects, toys or other artifacts that I construct in order to support the activity
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A thorough knowledge and understand of the material that can be demonstrated through proper application of the concepts. Clear writing. Good analytics.
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I am an active musician (trombone and euphonium) who performs in various ensembles and who gives solo recitals. I am also active in volunteer work.
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I am involved in continuing education for accounting professionals.
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You need to make sure you speak up when you do not understand something, because that is the only way we know you are struggling.
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My style is active and student involved. I use a mixture of lecture, seminar, discussion, and student-led cases.
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Teaching Excellence Award
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Fun, Enjoyable and Entertaining while also challenging students to think, grow and learn
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Be super prepared for each negotiation; to reflect on how it went afterward, coach each student after negotiating with him/her. Then the other usual stuff.
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My class is very student-centered and discussion-based. I work with the students to construct knowledge instead of just giving them information.
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Someone who thinks of math as a laundry list of arbitrary and unapproachable rules to follow but not understand. Let me change your mind!
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I will treat you with respect and as a professional. You need to do the same when thinking of yourself if you want to be successful in and out of this class.
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make your thinking visible to me.
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Depends on the class. Lecture and discussion in media law, lots of hands-on in skills classes. Lecturing can't be avoided, but I aim for maximum engagement.
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Be willing to think outside of the box. Each project is unique. I never have repeats. The concept of "cut, copy and paste" doesn't apply in my course.
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My favorite kind of student thinks she hates Econ. I like to convert people! I enjoy inquisitive and even argumentative students. Confused students too.
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Students do not like my class because they do not like mathematics - mathematics causes issues with people
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Master oral and written communications as well as solid research skills
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My specialties are Shakespeare and the teaching of writing.
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Publishing my scholarly work so others including students and policy makers can benefit
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Work related: I have won a CBA Best Teacher Award; Non-work related: My family - wife of 31 years and three sons
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Do the work. A student once put on a review: read the text, attend class and do the homework. 'Nuff said.
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I am a learning chaperone who makes sure no one spikes the punch bowl but everyone still has the good time they want to have.
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Follow your heart and there you will discover your passion(s)
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I knit and shoot shotgun sports. I'm a nationally certified 4-H shotgun instructor
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Discussion-based, with some lecture
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Management studies and business communication.
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Integration of my ideas and other ideas broadcasted in the class with the student's own ideas
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Creativity, Writing Style, Good Grammar
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Academic Libraries
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I don't.
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International Business
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test scores, class participation, professional behavior in the class room
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I have a full-time job in media relations.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In addition to lectures, I use carefully selected films that capture a topic's issues and themes, thereby creating a complex, multi-dimensional presentation.
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Finishing a marathon (my 17th) while on chemo.
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My honors 1010 students change their lifestyles for 30 days and report on the results.
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videos, slides, articles
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Students who are curious about public policy and passionate about civic responsibility
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
20th century Venezuela.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
a lot of videos
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Having students stay in touch and even become guest speakers in future classes.
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Active, enthusiastic, hands-on!
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What kind of student would love your class?
enthusiastic. not a quitter. doesn't say "i've never been good at math" - repeatedly
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
The Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratorywww.affective-science.org
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. I make documentary films and reality TV programs for NatGeo, TLC, Discovery, etc.
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Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to work
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Right answer, correct method, elegant computer code.
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I am researching the use of race (and politics) as a writing prompt in writing classes.
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Study hard for tests and quizzes.
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Those who want to contribute to students' and my learning and who want to learn from others in the classroom and in team projects
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I'm more eudaemonistic than prideful.
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Probably every professor would say he or she loves self-motivated students who push themselves rather than settling for meeting the minimum requirements.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student should be responsive, inquisitive, and have analytical skills.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Passionate about learning, one who knows that prior planning prevents poor performance. A student that wants to know the internal structure of the industry
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I am helping to create an eco-village/regenerative community in Amarillo, Texas.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
That I am teaching.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Work hard and keep checking in with me. I am available to you.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
When grading students' work, I mainly look for accuracy. I use a rubric for writing assignments so students know what I will focus on in grading. No surprises!
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Attitude determines altitude - develop a professional attitude and it will help you attain higher positions in your career
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my son, a 3rd year Deans List Student at the University of Pennsylvania
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What is your style of teaching?
In lecture courses, I lecture and ask questions.In lab courses, highly interactive.
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on course Calculus - lecturing. Precalculus hands-on give short talk do examples students work on problems. Math
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Richest media is still face to face communication, dialogue with healthy Q and A. Guest speakers, white board, Google Docs, YouTube clips and Twitter hashtags!
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those willing to try new media, resources, and methods of writing; students who use collaboration effectively; students who care about their field of study.
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All of them are engaging!
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I am the specialist in web design and graphic design in the program. Other professors are the photography experts.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I'm proud of the books and articles I've written and very pleased when students in my courses do better at the end than they have at the beginning.
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Live performance, use of songs in Film/Television, licensing, publishing, composition, negotiation, contracts, post production, team building.
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Participatory - I invite students to contribute to class discussion and ask many questions. I try to combine theory/academics with practice/real world.
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Follow your passion in all that you do!
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What is your style of teaching?
Student-centered when possible. Lots of discussion, small group work, etc. It's important that students don't just consume information but that they create it.
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I look for accuracy and for a sense that the student has thought out the quiz and HW problems. Continuous improvement counts for a lot. Ask questions!
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
International business
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Depending upon the size of class I will use videos, power points, clickers (in large classes), twitter, and computer mediated discussions.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Use office hours. :-)
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Clarity. Understanding. Carefulness. An honest attempt to do the assignment.
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Varies from semester to semester; students respond differently to the material and approach. This last term pitching fellow student's projects worked best.
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It is fun, but it is hard work.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort. Creativity. A genuine desire to perform the task to the best of their ability.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Development of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Mostly talking and using the white board to highlight key points. Occasional use of video. Use of artifacts and skeletal material (real and casts).
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Wastewater Treatment
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Having two kids and living to talk about it!
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What is your style of teaching?
Discussion is the primary method with some lecture to create a frame of reference.
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I love being a librarian and enjoy helping students and former students develop resumes and find good jobs
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All aspects of information resource management in the enterprise; especially decision support and knowledge management systems.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
In class: Be an active learner. Put away your cellphones! Get to know your profs -- most of us sincerely care about you and want you to succeed.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Proving that I could get a Masters degree (with distinction and a 4.0 GPA) while going to school and working full-time, despite people saying it was impossible.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
don't be afraid to experiment
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are comfortable in workshop settings and aren't afraid to be visible or vocal (but no one is left out who might be shy).
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What kind of student would love your class?
I hope to reach as many students as possible; thinking about cognitive psychology "trains" your mind to be analytical in a good way.
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What is your style of teaching?
Challenge students through conversational lectures, open discussions and assignments. Offers feedback on work and motivates peers to contribute as well.
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What is your style of teaching?
Student exploration — my courses work in many fields, media, and document types, so I act as a guide rather than absolute authority.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
First and foremost, professionalism and presentation. It doesn't matter if someone is the most gifted creative writer in the world if they can't proofread.
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What kind of student would love your class?
The kind who is open to new ways of thinking about old subjects/issues, the kind who isn't grade-grubbing, who cares more about exercising thought than a grade
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What kind of student would love your class?
Enthusiastic students that are active learners -- those who pay close attention in class and think about questions beyond the scope of the material we cover.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learning is a partnership, so be curious and active in your pursuit of understanding the concepts and content of the course.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Originality while following instructions. Evidence of meaningful revision. Insight as well as solid content. Flair in style plus clear expression.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
We use digital tools and the web extensively. We also use the Adobe Creative Suite.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
You can't write if you don't read. Journalism students should read good journalism — the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the New Yorker, as well as books.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Take control of your own education. It's your life; don't sit there waiting for instructors, parents, bosses or anyone else to tell you what they want.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I am passionate about my work, passionate about learning, passionate about teaching. Work with me, relax you will enjoy class and learn a whole lot
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort, grammar, original thought.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Film, video, music, print.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Breaking down and teaching specialized tasks that students need for writing at the university level. I also know a lot about TX history from undergrad.
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I love teaching young people and want to do whatever I can to keep them on the path to learning
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Analysis of corporate financial statements
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture and problem-solving
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What is your style of teaching?
Communicative Approach with an emphasis on phonetics and accuracy (i.e.: grammar)
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
That, after 20 years of teaching various aspects of marketing, I still really enjoy it and am endlessly fascinated by it.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
The science of emotion.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
In the immortal words of Ru Paul, "You better work!" Seeing hard work makes me happy, and I'll be with you. Bottom line on the test, though, is what you know!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I like the students to use their creativity in many different types of assignments- art, music, video, writing- which ever way they can best express themselves
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Typed handout, projector, whiteboard. Occasional relevant experiments (live or, if dangerous, videos).
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
If you care about learning the material, I will meet you halfway.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
helping hundreds of students to achieve their goals
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Program a creative choreography number with "turtles" .... or improve the design of a well-known interface .... or write your own professional code of ethics.
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We come to work and all have an obligation to contribute to the learning enterprise.
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My students have said that I am "sadistic, but in a kind hearted way." That's probably the best way to put it.
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I primarily teach Precalculus. Nobody takes it as an elective. You only take it if you need it. By the way, I only filled this out as a favor to a student.
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Project Management, Database Development and Leadership Studies
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What kind of student would love your class?
Creative, independent, bright, self motivated.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I expect hard work and a curious mind
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I use occasional short film clips. I use clips from The Daily Show frequently in my 101 and 102 classes and clips from movies in my literature classes.
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What is your style of teaching?
Combination of lecture, examples and discussion.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Convention, conference, meetings, and business events. Within that area, legal and crisis management are my specialties.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbook, video, audio. I DO NOT USE POWERPOINT.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In the classroom I use a lot of hands on projects. I try and stay away from power point presentations. We have guest spearkers, projects, and exercies.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Eyes and ears, paper and pencils, laptops and ipads, new and social media, etc.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Marketing research is my primary area of expertise. Secondary would be sales and pricing.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Hands on
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Completing my course work for my Ph.D. Hearing from students when they get a fantastic PR/Marketing job.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Give the instructor what he or she wants. Read the assignments carefully, ask questions, and if you receive a disappointing mark, ask for a meeting with me!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
This depends on the class, however, in MIS I give a database project, which takes students from design to implementation.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I don't give grades, you earn them. I'm kind of tough, but it's tough love.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Beginning a new career at an advanced age.
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What is your style of teaching?
lecture/discussion.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
multimedia applications and tools
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
My specialty area is clinical psychology (mental disorders
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Currnet articles, web sites, videos
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Mathematical modelling. (The art and science of putting together and solving a relevant set of equations given observations, experimental data and/or guesses.)
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Carefully prepared work that meets the standards of a student's field, appropriately addresses audience and takes risks. Critical thinking is crucial.
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who is willing to challenge himself/herself beyond textbook
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What is your style of teaching?
Provide students with the information they need to succeed on their own. Push students to answer their own questions. Feedback and constructive criticism.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In addition to using Blumenfeld as basic interactive text, I provide a packet of journal articles relevant to the rotation.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
From student feedback - a sociological analysis of the local supermarket
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What is your style of teaching?
I try to make my lectures/practicals as interactive as possible.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
my son, a third year honor student at the University of Pennsylvania
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am involved in my own businesses, doing consulting work, and writing books.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Have an open mind, take it step by step, and ask for help if you get lost. Don't wait too long! Challenge the prof to keep it interesting.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Arabic language, literature, and Culture
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I am serious.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Proactive not passive learning, evidence of reading during rotation, maturity, confidence tempered by humility, professionalism with patients and staff.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
The Graham Chair I was awarded last year.
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What is your style of teaching?
I am soft spoken and low key, but am demanding in terms of academic work and classroom behavior.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Masters in Education
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Academically, it is the lightbulbs I've seen flash over students' heads. Artistically, building a body of work. Personally, my daughters.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Read the syllabus!
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Housing policy; local economic development, labor-management relations, labor market analysis
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Every assignment is different
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What is your style of teaching?
I have a casual, open, yet rigorous style, with high tolerance for individual quirks but strict rules on some things. I enjoy teaching.
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What is your style of teaching?
In large classes give content rich lectures; in smaller classes I prefer facilitating discussion and debate. I am passionate and committed to active learning.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Mac Computers, iPads
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort as well as the required knowledge.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Study and learn. You can upgrade your skills and take risks in college with little risk, so do it.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Aware! A student who is passionate enough about their major to be a voracious reader and absorber of all there is to know about the subject.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Psychology is helpful no matter if you are going to choose to stay in the field or not. It will prepare you for understanding people better, as well as yourself
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Term Papers requiring solid research and clear writing
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What is your style of teaching?
The lectures I give aim to stimulate students' thinking. I facilitate the learning process empowering students to express their thoughts
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learning should be for your personal enlightenment, part of your life. Intensely love the subject of your study, be immersed in it.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I'm proud of my time spent with Apple and my experience teaching adult learners within the Apple business network as well as local colleges in Cleveland.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My student evaluations have consistently said that I treat everyone with respect. It's something I strive for, and I'm gratified that students appreciate it.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who enjoys an active class - activities, working with classmates, interaction.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have started a Destination Imagination team in my town. It's a problem-solving team competition for kids.
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You will do more work than you think is necessary and you will learn more than you thought possible.
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Prepare to laugh, and to work hard.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I've heard I'm "tough, but fair." That's accurate. I don't suffer fools. Be your best self. Bring something interesting to every class. Surprise me
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do not email me and ask 'did I miss anything'? Yes, you did. Show up!
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who finds lecture classes boring and prefers to learn by doing and interacting with other students and the instructor.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Hedge funds, mutual funds, financial crisis, Federal Reserve Board actions. Anything to do with managed portfolios (buy side)
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Be prepared to learn--and enjoy it!
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What is your style of teaching?
Online: learn by doing, lots of student interaction, projects
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What is your style of teaching?
With the exception of my project-based data management course, all of my classes are discussion oriented where I engage students in exploring the subject.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who like to learn and want a real world feel in the classroom. If you're invested in the class, I will be invested in you.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
There is no connection to anything I teach - and that is not the type of person I am.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Various - depends on the course
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Writing my dissertation.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
You need to know the fundamental equations, what they mean, and how to work with them based on a given problem.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
15-minute presentation at end of rotation on a topic of student's choice, inspired by an interesting case, or topic of particular interest to the student.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Magazine publishing, business writing formats and techniques, and the world of professional communications.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Find your passion and follow it.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PPT, YouTube, Wordle, PollEverywhere, news articles.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Popular culture and celebrity studies; gender, feminism and queer theory; critical media studies; social media and television industries and audiences
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
A task force to design a flexible interdisciplinary major program.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
GO TO CLASS! Find something to get connected to and to get excited about in every class. It is your life and education. Make it as meaningful as you can.
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Just bring their open mind and willingness to learn.
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Yes - fictional writing (poetry
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Document camera, computer projector, whiteboard
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
learn how to learn and always keep learning
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What is your style of teaching?
Collaborative classroom environmentsHands on learning
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What kind of student would love your class?
Good to great writers and communicators, or those who strive to be. Curious students who like to ask questions. Students seeking practical, marketable skills.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are intersted, want intellectual challenges, eager to learn new ideas, take class assignments seriously. Wanting to learn is the most important.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being able to read in several languages
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
always involved with interested work and activities outside of the classroom
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If you dislike the profane, hate being challenged, live in the comfort of your own assumptions (and like it that way), then don't take my class.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Publishing original research in journals such as Psychological Review and Vision Research
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes, above mentioned
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Follow the instructions.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
readings from books/articles. sample documents/dialogue from organizations. sample dialogue from popular films. powerpoint/prezi. discussion summaries.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A true life-long-learner
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I try to provide some problems that are specific to current national or local events - not just generic problems taken out of the book.
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive, collaborative, problem based learning
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Thought. Application. Not straight up regurgitation because that would make me regurgitate (and I'm not talking information on my end!).
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I don not grade students. I grade their work.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Still learning, ambiently. Am interested in lings between playwriting and prayer.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Curious, hard working students. Students open to creative enterprise.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Originality of thoughtHow well the student has integrated different study materials acrossLevel of understanding
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
art history
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Becoming notorious for my involvement in the new field of "math a cappella."
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
This field will probably not make you rich (unless you are really lucky/good). But you will always love your work.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Evidence student has learned material and can express responses in clear technically correct English and of having thought analytically about the material
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
my daughter : ) youtu.be/7AsYulU3xVs
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What is your style of teaching?
learning cycle requires students to both think and do. students take risks by experimenting and are guided to learn from their mistakes before trying yet again.
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Baltimore neighborhood profile which includes historical background,census analysis, and field work. Students make maps and take pictures of neighborhood.
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What is your style of teaching?
Highly interactive/creative style. I like students to participate and show leadership and camaraderie. We write together at almost every class. I do experiment.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Regular communication with the professor
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Publishing a paper in our top journal; more broadly, having my research help people think about things in different ways, including my students.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being an all-around good person.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I developed a course is fraud detection and prevention.I have received numerous teaching awards and was the first inductee in the CBA teaching hall of fame.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
A student who is engaged in the task at hand, who doesn't always do the minimum.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who is open to taking part in discussions, working on teams and is self-motivated would do well in my classes. Passion for the subject is critical.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
No.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Rhetorical analysis of a corporate website looking at what narratives are offered and how companies construct strong identity and place using technical writing.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who is open, creative, and flexible; who knows the benefit of research, writing, and reading; and who enjoys the creative and artistic process.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I mediate in Massachusetts courts to resolve conflicts between tenants and landlords. For fun, I play a lot of squash, sing in two choruses, and tutor HS math.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't hold back. Take risks. I know mediocrity is usually rewarded, but it's usually with mediocre rewards. Failure is a crucial part of the process.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Please act like the mature adult that you are.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My students leave my classes better prepared to be global leaders
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being named an "Integrity Zone Ally" by the student Honor Council by students who recognize me for "upholding integrity inside and outside of the classroom."
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Hard work and patience will pay off in dividends. The music industry will welcome and support those that learn their craft and also bring positive energy.
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I like students to succeed; most do. I accept re-writes on written work until the grade is satisfactory. I never curve or use multiple choice exams.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Analysis and critical thinking - are they just repeating what they read or have they thought about it? Can they put together coherent argument?
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
yes - I am a member of Board of Directors of Music on the Hill - summer concert series
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture, Socratic
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Open yourself to life and learning. Take risks. Play.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Strategy/industrial organization, pricing, managing uncertainty
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What kind of student would love your class?
Conscientious, creative, willing to consider new ideas, engaged with concepts and with classmates.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Understanding of material, good research, excellent writing
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I work with the hungry/homeless. I publish a lot. I'm involved in OWS.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
books , many handouts, pdfs on screen and websites with relevancy.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I study how the visual system works. How do we recognize faces and objects?
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Have they written their brains out.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are really interested in the subject. Those who are there to learn and whose main concern is not grade. Students willing to actively participate.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I look for reasons why mistake occured.
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What is your style of teaching?
Enthusiastic and interactive.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do what I tell you - do the homework.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be open to examine new ideas, be curious about the world and other people. Be active and engaged, in and out of class. Manage your time effectively.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
When I lecture, I always have a PowerPoint and often show video and other multimedia to prompt debate and discussion. We communicate via class website.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
All subjects are intrinsically interesting. If you had a bad (or boring) experience with any subject in high school, then you had a bad (or boring) teacher.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
the book, The Deviant Mystique.
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What is your style of teaching?
I write with my students in class, using writing to solve problems, to discover what I need to know, and to figure things out.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
adequacy in addressing questions/goals. accuracy in applying concepts. insight in understanding of real problems or effective practices.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
show up motivated, ready to learn and open minded
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What is your style of teaching?
Rigorous mathematical
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
in homework completeness of effort, then correct answer on tests, correctness
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Horror film studies and theory, especially zombie narratives
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I use rubrics so that everyone knows what is expectedI try very hard to separate students from their numerical performance to minimize teacher bias.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Keep an open mind to learn
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Find what you care about, so that trying hard is easy. And try hard on the rest of the stuff too.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I do public speaking for meeting and event industry groups nationally and internationally. I was just invited to do a 2-day workshop in Belgium.
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What kind of student would love your class?
The smart students, the ones that ask challenging questions, but those that have prepared.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
hiking the prehistoric/historic Chilkoot Trail from Alaska into the Yukon with one of my kids.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I like to have fun and joke around, but I'm serious about expecting everyone to do their job.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
When teaching teachers, divide them into groups and have them develop an assignment around a predetermined learning outcome, using a Web 2.0 app
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Sharpen writing and oral communication skills as these will make the difference in whether you are successful or get overlooked.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
discovering a new variety of stereopsis
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Bring all your energy to class. Look for the relevant and ask for what you need, in class, in faculty office hours, in email. Ask and you shall receive.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Quality effort, attention to detail, critical thinking, original ideas
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Addiction
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Put the phone down just for a short time, OK? I will too.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Financial accounting and the external audit process.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I won the college teaching award in 2010, but that means I'm not eligible again for several years.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who is kind of sick of school or who never really understood formal education. Achievers get upset in my classes. It's about personal growth not grades.
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who is interested in the subject and wants to learn.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Being chair of the Fine Arts department.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
For written assignments, demonstrated insight into the material and good writing (eg. proper sentence and paragraph structure)
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Required course texts, relevant web sites and new media, cultural productions: film, popular music, advertising.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Developments in digital journalism and in business models for the post-newspaper age — especially nonprofits. Journalism as a forum for civic engagement.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I use slides, projector, blackboard, handouts generated from class questions (no "canned" media).
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What is your style of teaching?
Guided Discovery, friendly socratic exploration through lecture w/ Q
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What is your style of teaching?
Negotiations courses typically involve extensive use of role plays and exercises giving students many chances to practice under many different situations.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Again it depends on the course. Chalkboard. Computer and connection to internet
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Printed hand-outs, overhead projector hooked-up either to a computer or iPad for presentation purposes and web surfing. Creates a website for each class taught.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Working as a producer/writer for one of the most prolific production companies for non-fiction television.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being a parent to my sons, a life partner to my wife, and a son to my own parents.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Translating and publishing Arabic literature
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive
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What kind of student would love your class?
Engaged, prepared and enthusiastic.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
International Business
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Critical thinking and its development over time in relation to the subject at hand.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Monetary economics and development
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Comm. Col is cheap and the best way to get your courses, take as many as you can but do it slowly- better to do fewer courses and do well in them
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Many hobbies. I have a nerdy collecting mentality for movie memorabilia, designer toys, art, books, etc... I'm a fanboy for anything with an Apple logo on it.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I am very proud of my mathematical model of bubble formation in stout beers.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Currently, I'm researching the how game mechanics in social media games influence consumers' interest in buying promoted items.
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive, discussion based, debates, team work, supplemented by lectures
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I write a column for the free, online daily www.insidehighered.com called "A Kinder Campus." I am a business writer also and am working on two books.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I spend a great deal of time in online communities. (Yeah, computer geek).
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
If you are willing to put in the effort, I will go out of my way to be accessible and help you in any way I can.
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What is your style of teaching?
online and student-centered
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Ability to synthesize new concepts with previous knowledge, ability to apply concepts to real-world situations, quality of projects as measured by rubrics.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Interviews, field observations and traditional research are interwoven in some classes; then, students share findings, and we learn from one another.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Surprisingly, math is more about words than numbers - because words are where ideas live. Expect to read and write (and put up with my own abuse of big words).
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I edited a videotape without formal training, condensing 4 hrs of documentary into 41 minutes and writing a script around it to promote arts' collaboration.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Students should know that I take teaching seriously, am supportive and have high expectations for all. I also like to have fun. Contact me with any questions.
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Marketing in all its forms is endlessly fun and interesting to me. If it doesn't stimulate your brain cells, do something else.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Willing to learn and listen
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Rhetoric and Composition, specifically in contemporary rhetorical theory, digital rhetoric, and technology in the classroom.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Love the classes you take; develop great relationships with your professors, you will need them.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I take a holistic view of student performance, including work on assignments, in the classroom, and with their peers.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Just about everything! Powerpoint, short videos, activity materials. I don't give students PPT slides--I want them to be active in class and in notetaking.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
There are a number of engaging assignments I give which would be determined by the specific course I am teaching. Student research projects are one example.
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I perform depression era/dustbowl songs in history classes. I also started a major project assessing our common reading program.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My teacher of the year award at my college AND a 2011 NISOD (Nat'l Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)Excellence Award recipient for teaching.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who wants to be challenged to think in new ways that go beyond the assumptions and values of their own country or culture.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Involving my colleagues in using synchronous online system.
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What is your style of teaching?
Socratic Method -- Arriving at the truth through discussion and argument
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What is your style of teaching?
Discussion based
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
On mathy material, I look for mastery: familiarity with the material and the ability to apply it. In resources class, I seek solid analysis and presentation.
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who does what the weak student does not do.
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What is your style of teaching?
Online--collaborative
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Stay in contact with you professors, come to class prepared, open your mouth in class, and don't be afraid to ask for help
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Students who do not regularly attend class rarely do well. I expect students to spend at least 80 hrs outside of class studying and working on assignments.
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture with Discussion
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I use stats to help international aid organizations get the most for their money. Helping people out, albeit indirectly, makes me happy.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
The Bugatti problem
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are willing to take an active role in the learning process. As a teacher, I don't have all the answers. I learn from students constantly.
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What is your style of teaching?
Quirky?
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Web-based perception sites, articles, power-point
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What kind of student would love your class?
Love of ideas ethics poetic action (doing the irreducible).
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
TBI, behavioral neurology, neurorehabilitation, medical ethics.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
human visual perception
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
No cheating!!!!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Demonstrate your non-fiction writing skills by writing 150 words on one of the these topics: my car, my bedroom, or the the last meal I ate in a restaurant.
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What is your style of teaching?
Quasi socratic method. It is a combination of lecture and cold calling questions from the class.
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What is your style of teaching?
I seek to create an atmosphere of joyful learning whereby students become intrigued by new ideas and are inspired to examine, research, analyze, and express.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learn to feel comfortable with uncertainty; train yourself to see the glass half full, not half empty when things don't go your way
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
just enough to know there is plenty more to learn
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
writing a book chapter
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Practice
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Take ownership of your learning. I will bend over backwards to help a student who I perceive is working hard and is engaged in the subject.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Discover the creative capacity of silence/chaos
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Materials: Text, journal articles, cases; Media: PowerPoint, video, clickers
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I look for motivation and improvement over the course of the term. Eye contact and participating in class discussions are important, so is completing readings.
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I am the faculty advisor for Omega Chi Epsilon and on the undergraduate education committee.
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What is your style of teaching?
Most classes are a mixture of lecture and in-class hands on activities. Questions from the students are highly encouraged, as well as group discussions.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
social dancing, Red Cross, organic gardeningmotorcycling, camping lots of green living
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Public Relations Planning, Writing, Ethics, Law, Social Media, Graphic Design, Media Relations
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who wants to learn and is willing to work, but who maybe wants an extra hand to help them along. I do my best to be there.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
The mean of the grades
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Blackboard, YouTube, Word, Diigo for media. Materials include lots of online articles for the most up to date information on topics of interest.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who enjoys learning, communicating and creating.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
In all areas of my work in public health policy, health systems, HIV/AIDS, other neglected tropical diseases; also on conflict and development in Africa
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What is your style of teaching?
Strong student participation, real life examples, current events
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What is your style of teaching?
Blended, Interactive
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
as an associate dean, I devote half of my time to administration, managing all accreditation-related activities for the business school.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A listener who shares questions with class, classes are a social learning context. Courteous, understands there is more learning when there is give and take.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be accountable. Take responsibility for your own future. You determine whether you succeed or fail.
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What is your style of teaching?
1) My goal is to LISTEN. To teach you, I have to know where you are. 2) Like music or sports, you learn from reps. I give lots of work, in class and out.
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What is your style of teaching?
My primary focus is on student autonomy. Students will eventually operate outside of the classroom. This means that over the course of a semester I withdraw.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
If you're having problems or are unsure of something, ask questions and use office hours. So many people who fail could have prevented it by being proactive.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Paper assignments are intellectually challenging. To maximize learning of analytic skills, papers are highly structured; serious issues, no "mickey mouse".
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I'm preparing a developmental math literacy text: what math do general-education students *really* need to know to succeed not just in math but in college?
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive
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What is your style of teaching?
My style of teaching is one of active learning with the goal of helping students develop their critical thinking, listening and research skills.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
All I ask is that you come to class with "Developmental Courage". Be prepared to overcome frustrations in the name of building skills and new knowledge.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
leadership communication, qualitative research methods, scholarly publishing, technical communication.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. Translating a novel by an Iraqi writer.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Learning with the use of technology.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
My resources class makes a movie and a presentation. I try to get you folks some usable skills as well as knowledge so you can get a good job!
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PowerPoint Slides, Videos, Chalk and White Board, Handouts for group work
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort. Caring about their learning.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I quilt, although not as much as I want to and I persevere at golf in the eternal quest for a better game.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have been performing in a classic rock band for over a decade. We play mostly for charity benefits.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be curious.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
The accelerated hybrid courses are a lot of work. I try to make them interesting, but they go fast and there's a lot of homework. So be prepared!
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students that are serious about a career in film and understanding the craft of storytelling. This is a very pragmatic approach to the creative.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are self motivated, who want to learn, who want to apply this outside my classroom someday in other classes and the real world!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I have given an assignment called "It is all about you" which helps students explore their inner self, motives and goals. That has proven to be a guiding light.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Signs of intelligent life, genuine knowledge-lusting, someone working to meet the objectives of the course
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What is your style of teaching?
Facilitator... give students low-stakes activities to work on individually, in pairs or groups in order to then share and reflect on learning with whole class
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be ready to work. I like to make classes fun, but I'm also going to hold everyone to the same college-level standard.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who likes to be challenged yet think outside the box and is open to new teaching approaches.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
thorough answers, logical analysis, clarity of presentation, in-depth research from reliable sources
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I grade assignments, not students. I look for logical arguments, specific examples used as evidence, and good communication skills.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
communication audits of organizations and leaders. students apply classroom knowledge by acting as consultants to enhance others' performance.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Helped determine the origin of small meteorites collected from the ocean floor.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Come to the learning environment ready to participate and with a good attitude. Be prepared to work, engage in active learning and earn your grade.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Rhetoric and composition; learning
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbooks, popular books, video, YouTube, computer simulations
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
anything that can help a student express him/her self and show their abilities
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Bulleted PowerPoints aid in-class note taking and are also made available online. My exclusive interviews with industry professionals are also shown in class.
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What is your style of teaching?
We have active learning in the classroom, skills-based, highly technological. Very little lecture.
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Which is best:to read, or to write about, or to eat international foods such as Ethiopian injera? We do all three at restaurants run by refugees and immigrants.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Raising two outstanding sons who have going way beyond their Dad as good citizens and loving members of the community.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
For me? I read what students have to say and help them strategize ways to say it better. For them? The multimedia presentation.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I expect them to work hard. I have no favorites- I treat everyone equal- You score well in my class if you prepare well and contribute to class experience
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
quality of written work and, in the lab course, also graphing and data analysis.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Human Frailty as it pertains to English
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone with a positive attitude who is invested in advancing his/her knowledge and experience.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I set students puzzle type problems (of the kind used in interviews) which can be solved using the concepts taught in their courses.
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who is not afraid to use her imagination and get excited about her own ideas. Students who are motivated by improvement, not just a grade will love it.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Structure-function relashionship in biomolecules
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Deviant behavior, qualitative methods, folk music, soc theory, soc of emotions
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What is your style of teaching?
In class lecture and discussion including small group discussion; I put a lot of emphasis on writing papers as a key to learning.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I am an expert on women in Spanish-era Texas, then women in Texas, then Texas, then women in the Southern US.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Thoughtfulness, care, attention to detail. Participation, attendance, engagement.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Tie? A teaching award for junior faculty at Wittenberg and being selected as a US Fulbright Scholar to Poland.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I've published one of the few academic books on zombie cinema, American Zombie Gothic
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Touching a student's life and making it better.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Currently I do Yoga, Zomba, and draw when ever I have a chance. I also like to decorate and make floral arrangements.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Online: blogs, wikis, tutorials, synchronous communication, textbooks, articles, web-hosted articles
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I help others get connected to opportunities to succeed. Those matter more to me than any one thing I've accomplished for myself.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am working on the development of the Otterbein Research Co-operative.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
My classes are intense, discussion based, very open and demanding. A lot of online research and activities are required, and most students get A or B s.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Broaden your horizon
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Receiving the Teaching Excellence Award at Northeastern University.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who like to learn about drugs/alcohol and addiction/recovery. Also students who like self discovery. My classes involve student participation.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
That learning shouldn't just be about reading a book or taking a test. It should be something one does all the time. Don't be afraid to say 'I don't know.'
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What kind of student would love your class?
varies depending on the course and the interests of students
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What is your style of teaching?
Typically project-based, hands-on learning but also some lecture. I'm always learning myself, and I try to model this learning for my students.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PowerPoints, white board, handouts provided via BB
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Ethical and philosophical issues regarding economic justice and moral/political issues related to warfare.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Coordinating creation of a program to teach university faculty how to teach online
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What is your style of teaching?
I am very interactive with the students, there is a lot of hands on classwork. Participation from students is part of the everyday lectures
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I don't try to engage students. It's like making people love you. I try to engage myself, though, and I like the one where they generate a story idea per week.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
prepare to work steadily throughout the semester, as weekly tasks are important.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Auditing and organization risk management
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
There are two required textbooks that lay the groundwork. From there, lots of screenings, in class writing exercises, small groups and discussions.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
The business communication class uses dining etiquette knowledge at a formal meal at the Norseman Restaurant.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I understand narrative film from both the perspective of the writer as well as the technician (director, producer, actor, etc).
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Meeting the requirements of the assignments, thoroughness, care for detail, intellectual rigor and honesty, and out-of-the-box thinking.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. I am researching and developing a learning module on domestic violence for my social psychology classes.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I expect students to reflect a basis understanding of the course material and be able to clearly respond in a concise manner.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
The board, presentations, videos
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
All courses have a client-based project or a simulation. Knowledge map assignment shows students what and how they have learned in the course.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Financial Accounting
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who is eager to learn and is not afraid to go beyond their safety zone. Is inspired to explore the world around them.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am the NE reg. vice pres for the Nat'l Assoc. for Addiction Professionals AND a commissioner for the accreditation commission for addiction studies programs.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Always.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who want to be engaged with the discussion and the material and who see themselves, or want to see themselves, as writers or scholars.
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What is your style of teaching?
-In F2F classes: Lecture, discussion activites, objective tests. -In online classes: Written assignments, postings, weekly quizzes
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be ready to try something new.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I've got so far to go... I'm glad to be at Brown.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Using my own tool, I have each student explore how information and systems are used within the company where they work to transact, manage, and innovate.
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What is your style of teaching?
Active learning. Hands on experiences.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, US House of Representatives, 2008.
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I am told that I am very funny (a good funny) :)
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What kind of student would love your class?
i love students that engage and interact and that are fearless -independent self-motivated students that take responsibility for their own learning.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
as a research journal editor, I produced 40 issues on time and under budget over 10 years.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Engagement
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Lecture, class participation, group activities in class, homework to be completed to be graded
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I'm helping with an oral history project about LGBTQ Hampton Roads. I also serve on the editorial board for AltDaily, an alternative/activist online news site.
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Strategic planning - this is a very broad area, but it is hard to narrow down to one.
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Being asked to be an expert in the pharmaceutical industry by the United Nations
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To get used to rejection, we require students to ask (in the real world) ten different times for something they want but are virtually sure of rejection.
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I like am informal open environment but the coursework itself is held to professional standards. I often experiment with different modalities of learning.
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You'd have to ask my students, but I like the Quote Museum project in my lit class, and the TED Talks projects in my comp classes.
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To invent new products, services and business models
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Film analysis in which students analyze Memento or Eternal Sunshine as "truthful" portrayals of memory disturbance or not, and assess any technology used.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Mostly, I use my own materials including: case studies based on my own work in the field, research articles, and team-based and classroom exercises or projects.
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Videos, Overheads, White Board, Models
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Talk to your professors. We're here for you.It's the most important part of my job, and I love it!
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Semester-length research projects challenging students to connect higher mathematics with something "real" outside of the class. Some surprising results!
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Excellent writing, clear, succinct story telling. Applying all aspects of AP Style and superior stories that show rather than tell.
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Team debates on current global controversies. Defending a position which you might not personally agree with is a powerful learning experience.
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One word: work. I spent 10 years in business/info technology. I have first-hand real-world knowledge about getting, keeping, losing jobs, office politics, etc.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be respectful, flexible, and disciplined.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Stay curious.
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They should be ready and prepared to learn everyday. I have extremely high expectations of commitment from my students
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I am rigorous, but fair. A student must work very hard to earn an A, but they will be marketable if they hone their skills.
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creative risk-takers
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What kind of student would love your class?
those that are curious, self-starters, and have a good work ethic. Average students who are prepared to work hard can get good grades.
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Energetic is how students most commonly describe my teaching style. I lecture, engage discussion, and actively embed cognitive psychology in the real world.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Professionally, being part of an award winning research team on human ergonomics.Personally, being comfortably independent.
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Negotiations and Mediation
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I treat all university students as adults, with all of the privileges and responsibilities that entails.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Next to raising my son, I'm proudest of the achievements of my students. Some are now Ph.D. psychologists, others are successful in business and non-profits.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
reflection essays, critical thinking tasks, popular culture assessments
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
- analytical ability, critical thinking skills, effective writing skills, strong research ability
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
showing me that they have mastered the task and are ready to move on to the next level
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Make your best efforts in contributing to the work of your teams.
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I will challenge them. They will need to work hard to be successful. However, the vast majority of students find my classes enjoyable and fulfilling.
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Someone on Rate My Professors says, "There are easier profs for stats." That's true. If you want to learn, and you want a prof who will help you out, take me.
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Role play Coke and Pepsi.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Advising Massachusetts state officials; working with mayors throughout the Commonwealth
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Cases, books, news stories, videos, online discussions and interactive websites
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In a given class, I'm likely to use PowerPoint, YouTube, websites, and a small group in-class activity or assignment.
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Engage in your education. The teacher can't generate all energy needed in a class. You'll like classes better if you decide to find something interesting.
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Students who learn through discussion and conversation. Students interested in exploring new view points about interpersonal communication.
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Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, College Study SKills
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Be ready to work
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
CU Alumni Master Teacher - 2011
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I use study guides and the text and overhead document camera as well as the internet. Also use white board a lot for visual learners.
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have to love the topic; do not come just to fulfill a degree requirement
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes, in the summer time I work for a small telecommunications company as a digital media consultant.
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Travel writing and photography.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
All. Music, Movies, Music Videos, YouTubes, Bootlegs, All of it!
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Consistentcy throughout the semester.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
A project given towards the end of the semester that is a culmination of material/skills learned while demonstrating the student's use of self expression.
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What kind of student would love your class?
An intellectually curious student who loves to explore the world.
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I try to give practical/real-world problems that students may come across during their careers, but usually they tend not to be very exciting.
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students design their own online course.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Motivated. Hard working. Tenacious. Not afraid of making a mistake. Takes responsibility for his or her education.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I look for four things: argument, support for argument, grammar and spelling, and design.
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Take advantage of every learning opportunity, and don't stray from the material when not in class.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I teach with books and accessible slide show presentations. In my view, a classroom does not have to be a multimedia show to be interesting and engaging.
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typography
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Depends on class.Sometimes lecture.Always include participation grade.Upper-level classes writing intensive.Like students to see connections.
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It's all in what you make of it. You'd have to ask the individual student to tell you what's most beneficial for them.
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Books, films, video clips, internet sources such as online demonstrations.
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Quickfires; a variety of in-class exercises (eg, design an experiment or run a segmentation analysis) and produce a consulting quality presentation in 60 mins
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Engaging writing. It needs to answer the question in an organized and well supported way. Commit to it, revise it and get excited about it!
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Participates in ongoing juried watercolor painting exhibitions. Authors a blog related to color's influences on culture, history, politics, science and media.
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Hospital and outpatient clinic clinical rotation. Encourage students to be proactive learners: ask questions, make comments. I provide frequent feedback.
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A classroom debate. Students were assigned to the team that was arguing the opposite of their personal beliefs.
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It doesn't matter to me if a student is an A or a C student. What matters to me is that they respect themselves and others, actively participate, and learn.
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make sure that you are prepared to make the commitment (which is true for all good courses)
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International marketing, general marketing, services marketing, sales management
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My children
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Read. Work hard. Accept advice. Take on challenges. Ask questions. Write.
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Ingenuity and depth of knowledge
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reading comprehension skillscritical thinkingcollege level study skills
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Fulfillment of requirements, application of concept, effort, attention to detail, and originality.
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I'm a member of the Western Magazine Award Foundation, and I continue to work as a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant as time allows.
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Earned my M.Ed. from SFU in 2010, and was chosen to be the student speaker at convocation.
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Come to class prepared, share your views, and have fun in the process
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the curious student, who is willing to work hard and learn new things
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To be active participants in their education and look for ways in which all of their classes, including those not in their major, can improve their learning.
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A student who is willing to come in and contribute to the class. If you just want to be talked at all semester, best to find someone else.
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Be ready and willing to work hard, stay connected throughout the course, and challenge your own thinking.
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Wordpress, YouTube, Twitter, Prezi, Coursekit, Google Docs and so on. I try to get away from Blackboard and PowerPoint as much as possible.
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Living in Venezuela by myself (after being married 16 years and leaving my husband in the US) - and then coming home!
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Assignments using actual data from Bloomberg in my fixed income class; virtual stock exchange game in my Investments class, in class computer assignments
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Pen, paper; laptops (for writing, drawing). Show some video.
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A depth of thought and/or feeling and the ability to express it
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Extensive use of video, photographs, charts, other compelling visualizations. Also audio clips/documentaries.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
My main area of specialty in Substance Abuse and Mental Health. I have been a clinician for about 20 years. I educate, prevent and treat my clients.
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Understanding the essence of the subject, rigor in math.
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passion
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Curiosity, risk, dedication, thoughtfulness. It's easy to tell when someone's calling it in. It's also easy to see when someone's only interested in grades.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
It's more a set of skills: understanding how to be a great communicator by knowing your audiences and the channels available, then crafting persuasively!
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Videos, websites, music - anything I can find. :-)
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One who enjoys structure of material and freedom to look at it from many perspectives. One who strives for improvement, not perfectionism.
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Home works that require searching sc. lit. and coming up with logical deductions. My exams are open book challenging students to learn beyond text books
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I lecture and do small group in-class assignments. I try to have a give and take between myself and the students. Write on white board and use pc and internet.
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Yes.
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I have student attend a 12 step/self help group and report on their experience
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Hard work and improvement. Low grades at the beginning of the semester count for less if I see a real commitment to grow and try out new ideas and skills.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I look first to see if students have successfully completed the B Contract, based entirely on finishing tasks. Grades above B are based on writing excellence.
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Find other students to talk to about the material in your courses. This is both fun and builds skills in thinking and putting your ideas into words.
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-Published two edited volumes in two years. -Helped develop three specializations in communication. -Published over 50 scholarly essays.
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Final projects in Music Ind. II, Music Supervision and Songwriting are combined in a real-world real-time process to find/license/place songs to picture.
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For individual learning, a reflection essay on media engagement; for group learning, a blog activity with multimedia components.
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Helping the commnerd hashtag get started on Twitter.
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What is your style of teaching?
I encourage learning by creating a relaxed environment, stimulating conversation about concepts and organizing material in an easy to follow format.
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Clarity, confidence, completeness yet conciseness. I want to know that you didn't stumble upon your answer by accident, but by actually using your brain.
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Dimond Library at UNH
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Independent, self-motivated, outgoing, willing to look silly in front of others.
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analyze research articles for content and logic.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
to profit from education requires your active participation both inside and outside the classroom.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't be afraid to try, even if you get the wrong answer. You are still learning lots. And please do ask if you don't understand. You won't be alone!
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
- In your first year try a range of courses. The various disciplines in university are very different from high school.
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Energetic, engaged, well prepared, outspoken, organized, open minded
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I will often use the internet in class to demonstrate and add info as it comes up. I especially like TED and the use of online forums.
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It's tough, but you will learn a lot.
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My book on the New Haven Independent and other community news sites, tentatively titled "The Wired City," will be published by UMass Press in 2013.
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Ability to explain ideas in writing in a way that shows understanding of the problems, views, and arguments we study.
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My courses remain time intensive. Manage your time to work from a position of strength, not from a position of weakness.
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The unexamined life is not worth living.
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You'd have to ask the students. Depends on the class.
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Cross-cultural management and communication; International political economy; Sustainable global business
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Extensive multimedia and online resources
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I take a group of students to study literature in London each spring
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Every day is different. I write and perform with The Boston Pops, my music is constantly placed in TV/Film, I arrange and perform on many artist's projects.
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Open-minded who is interested in learning what is beyond class-material.
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My apparel class is involved in the Hats for Hope project with the Gloria Gemma breast Cancer Foundation, making hats for women going through chemotherapy
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Technology, Design Research, Process, User Centered Design
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independent thinkers, non conformiststhose with a calling to professional rescuers or teaching. student who is not afraid to work. Effort goes along way.
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Lecture notes from textbook, research and review papers, Matlab code
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
All kinds - my favorite are "follow-along" packets and group activities that supplement notes, and interactive demos using Maple or Mathematica.
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Hard work always pays dividends Accounting is something one DOES. No one learns to be successful by sitting on the sidelines watching
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I grade assignments in accord with evaluation guidelines given to students. My grades are regulated by UBC's grading policy that limits grade distribution.
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Anything I can get my hands on up to and including new media, historic texts, good quality recent blogs, and current scholarly publications.
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Any students willing to rediscover themselves and redefine their relations to others
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I am most knowledgeable about research method and analysis as well as strategy.
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Highly interactive. I expect students to be fully engaged in daily discussion of assigned readings.
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Market Entry Project
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cases, role plays, videos involving negotiations, exercises
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I provide selected reading materials for each class. I use power points, which I post, also the readings for each class, on the course website in Blackboard
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Sand sculpture
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I learn from students too, everyday.
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Ask questions and offer insight. You want to advance the discussion.
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Get folks writing. The purpose of critique is to cause more writing. In-session exercises; students post comments on readings and ea. other's work on a blog
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
A variety: props, handouts, motivational movements, etc.
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Attention to detail, fully answered questions. Correct grammar and terminology used in the industry
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Nothing that is connected to the courses I teach.
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What kind of student would love your class?
I want any student who will invest their time in the development of their knowledge. These students tend to add the most items to their knowledge map.
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Grading criteria comprise attendance, participation, response papers, term paper. I assess timeliness and activeness in class, and reading and writing skills
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A hands on doer who is enthused by taking photos.
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Don't hate the player, hate the game. "If you work hard and are kind amazing things will happen."-Conan "You don't win friends with salad."-Homer Simpson
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lots of videos
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Be proactive and communicate. I'm happy to help and work with anyone that asks for it.
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I am studying the role of golf courses in the formation of ethnic enclaves in Baltimore.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In class, I use the white board and software. Out of class, I use podcasts, blogs, and Twitter. Students are expected to use social media tools.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Becoming a full professor at JWU. There was a time about 10 years ago when I felt like a failure and almost gave up hope of becoming a college professor.
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Students who want to learn, not just get a grade, love my classes. Kinesthetic learners do better in my classes than in regular lecture classes.
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Art vs Fashion, Global Influences of Fashion. Interpretation of historical pieces of artwork into todays fashion, utilizing textiles, architecture and apparel
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Treat your deeply held beliefs like hypotheses and test them. An education is a privilege (not a right), and you should give it 120% of your effort.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Revise often; read a lot; ask questions; be curious.
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Positive feedback from students (teaching award 2011). Assisting in the development of the Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at Providence VAMC.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Assignments vary from class to class.
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Signal processing and machine learning
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What kind of student would love your class?
Most students do like the class, since it is interactive, and there are a variety of mediums. They need to keep an open mind about activities
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I was proudest while watching Julia Rice defend her honor's thesis and MKTG4100 groups presenting their respective Pecha Kuckas to Tim Hortons.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Nothing fancy--occasional overheads or power point.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Books, whiteboard, computer, projector, images, videos
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I direct local historic archaeology projects, with a summer field school component. I also write a lot and tweet about anthropology (twitter.com/bobmuckle)
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who can deal with a casual but rigorous approach, and be able to roll with changes that I make in response to what is happening in class.
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creating a concept inventory exam for a fundamentals of environmental engineering course
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
multiple - depends on the course and the students
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Handholding students to complete their Master Thesis and see that they consistently get A grades from the external examiners.
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Learn to become more human - this life may be your only chance.
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Video - pop culture, YouTube clips, TED Talks. Whiteboard and markers - I like to think my stick figures are famous. Social Media whenever relevant.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In stats class I use the computers as much as possible. All my classes have homework on Blackboard. I answer a lot of questions via email all semester long.
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I create an open and friendly atmosphere, but absolutely demand high quality results when it comes time for the student to show what they have learned.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those who enjoy math and computational work.
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Research, Prototyping, Design, and User Testing of mobile apps.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbooks, PowerPoints, Blackboard, Facebook, Twitter,InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Wordpress
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no lectures here - student-centered teaching.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Maybe it's cheesy, but my kids are really cool.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I use a grading rubric, so what I am looking for is very clear.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Requirements for and design of interactive applications.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Power Point, many handouts, the chalkboard (a lot!), the occasional movie or video clip, online finance sources (such as Morningstar or Bloomberg)
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
BlackBoard, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Wiki
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Outside resources, books, video's periodicals and industry related media, power points and movies that relate to the course of study.Handouts are a must
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
For papers, succinct and logical arguments that are supported with either data or evidence of some sort.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
peer practice and testing
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Archaeology, Indigenous Peoples of North America, human evolution
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Ask questions! In class, after class, via e-mail, Twitter, whatever. I think my instructions are clear, so if they aren't--it's your job to seek clarification.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Academic writing in the sciences & social sciences and new media
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am a high-level college administrator who regularly teaches one course/semester. I'm in charge of Commencement and course evals, and research grants.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
My classes are normally for beginners.
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What kind of student would love your class?
- one with a passion for understanding the complexities of everyday life
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes, 5 research projects in African countries: 1 on health systems in 15 countries; 1 on birth registrations; 2 on HIV/AIDS in 5 countries; 1 on NTDs in Kenya
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Non-academic? My garden. Tomatoes, especially. Academic? I have a wide network of colleagues and friends in literary studies around the world.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
texts, u tube, web resources, handouts, powerpoint , numerous manipultives
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What is your style of teaching?
Online: interactive activities and assignments.In class: lecture, discussion, multimedia, group activities
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Natural resource management issues related to fisheries and Indigenous peoples; class struggle and social conflict in industrial societies.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Seriously studying the art of playing the viola, and performing with a chamber music ensemble
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
In some courses student teams design a project for a company to enter a new international market
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I'm energetic, organized, and precise, and I'm known to be a hard grader who gives lots of feedback and expect polished assignments
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Rewriting stories in language textbook. Substituting animals for human beings.
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive lectures, in class discussions/mini cases, in class computer projects, generally Socratic
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I'm tough but fair. I do not accept excuses. I expect you to be accountable for your actions and take responsibility for your own success.
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What kind of student would love your class?
thoughtful, mature, curious, responsible, flexible, practical.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
-In written work: Originality, number of citations to the reading -In tests: Selecting the best answer in multiple-choice tests.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I respect a good effort but focus on results. I provide a real-world experience in the classroom/online to prepare the student for his/her future work life.
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I built a Bloom's Taxonomy tower in 2 virtual worlds: Nova and 3rd Rock Grid, and I recently published a case study about interviewing in virtual worlds.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Pair with a photojournalist and go find stories in a city we are visiting--San Francisco, Washington,DC,Santa Fe. Interview,write,produce a package.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Quality
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Take it seriously. Don't phone it in.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being able to juggling having a family with a career.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
music, pp, photos, Moodle
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What is your style of teaching?
I am a firm believer in dialogue/discussion. Class time is spent analyzing, critiquing, debating, evaluating, and personalizing readings. I rarely lecture.
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Large volunteer group projects to help local nonprofits accomplish something they do not have the time or manpower to complete on their own. Eye-opening!
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
non-fiction essays
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
RHM 480 convention material development. Each assignment builds on the other and all are real-world assignments. Each activity in class contributes to it.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
many
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Students enjoy the personality analyses done with movies - some old, some new....
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Deeveloping a new service for a library--group project
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't be afraid of failure. Failure is how you learn and build new skills. Embrace the fact that learning is a never ending process.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Learning to paint
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't rush through school- especially if you are in COM COLLEGE, it's cheap, get as many courses there as you can, take your time, don't try and do too much
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Enthusiastic, self-motivated, inquisitive.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Featured piano soloist for Clint Eastwood's film Mystic River with The Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other career highlights can be found @ www.bradhatfield.com.
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Research on how competition impacts on-time performance for airlines.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Cultural Events.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Getting my PhD.
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Helping to develop a new integrated curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in International Business program.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
The AWARE Alliance which is a student, community, and university group committed to global human rights. We produce plays that tell the stories of our refugees.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Self directed, open minded students
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Compare two classes of stat students on the 1st exam - compare and contrast using the ideas taught in the first unit, mean, mode, coeff of variance,
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Actually finishing my PhD. Oh, and you know, having a life I want to live.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
The fact that I went back to college after being out of school for ten years.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I know something about environment, energy, health, and development policy.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do not live inside a predefined box. Take advantage of your college years to explore the possibilities and to challenge yourselves. Take risks; learn by doing.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Mastery of the relevant skills for the assignment. The skills in my class are tied to being able to read closely and carefully and express yourself clearly.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Academic library administration
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What kind of student would love your class?
someone who will participate, speak out, answer questions and who is awake, aware and motivated to succeed
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive, experiential. I help students discover and learn on their own.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those there to learn; not for the grade. Students willing to be challenged politically, intellectually,socially; willing to be transformed through learning.
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