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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 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 the most engaging assignment you give?
typography
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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 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 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 materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Student-generated works and various visual media
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What is your style of teaching?
Socratic
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Just bring their open mind and willingness to learn.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
The mean of the grades
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
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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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
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 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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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being the only female in my family with a PhD.
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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 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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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
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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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In addition to lectures, I use carefully selected films to capture a topic's issues and themes, thereby creating a complex, multi-dimensional presentation.
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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 the most engaging assignment you give?
Interviewing a stranger and producing an intimate portrait of a human being
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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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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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What is your style of teaching?
Socratic Method
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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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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?
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance in everything that you do!
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Engagement
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
no lectures here - student-centered teaching.
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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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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?
Human Frailty as it pertains to English
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Regular communication with the professor
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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?
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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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
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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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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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do what I tell you - do the homework.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PPT slides supplemented by lecture and real-life examples
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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 piece of advice you have for students?
Learn to become more human - this life may be your only chance.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
learning, intelligence, personality, social cognition
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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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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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When grading a student, what do you look for?
passion
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Academic library administration
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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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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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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
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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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Completing a doctorate
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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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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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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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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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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Masters in Education
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Film, youtube, and lots of scholarly articles
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Learning to paint
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Videos, Overheads, White Board, Models
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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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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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What kind of student would love your class?
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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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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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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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
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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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
They should be ready and prepared to learn everyday. I have extremely high expectations of commitment from my students
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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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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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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
don't be afraid to experiment
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Analysis
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What is your style of teaching?
Quirky?
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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 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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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 the most engaging assignment you give?
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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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Marketing research and how it helps marketers be better decisionmakers.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be ready to work
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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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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Clarity. Understanding. Carefulness. An honest attempt to do the assignment.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
writing a book chapter
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What kind of student would love your class?
Any students willing to rediscover themselves and redefine their relations to others
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What kind of student would love your class?
creative risk-takers
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Creativity, ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate. Able to defend an argument with facts, good writing
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being able to read in several languages
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What kind of student would love your class?
Open-minded and noncompetitive
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Always.
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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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When grading a student, what do you look for?
A depth of thought and/or feeling and the ability to express it
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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 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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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Attention to detail, fully answered questions. Correct grammar and terminology used in the industry
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
art history
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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 materials and media do you use in the classroom?
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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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Come as you are but be open to changing
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My children
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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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What kind of student would love your class?
Students do not like my class because they do not like mathematics - mathematics causes issues with people
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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?
Foodways
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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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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Integration of my ideas and other ideas broadcasted in the class with the student's own ideas
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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 materials and media do you use in the classroom?
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 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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