Teaching Advice

Teaching is an art and a noble profession. I remind myself that I am constantly subjected to rigorous scrutiny ("on spotlight") by students. Thus, I believe, my behavior and teaching style impact students' learning outcomes. Students, per se, are not judgmental, but they evaluate my teaching approach, the standard of assessment, and professionalism.

Teaching in higher education in an intense research department can further pressure faculty and compromise teaching and assessment standards. Therefore, I remind myself not to lower the assessment standards to cover up any weaknesses that can be detrimental to the fundamental principles of my philosophy of teaching. I also frequently remind myself not to dilute the teaching principles by adopting "short-cut methods or appeasement." 

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