“The heart and soul of good writing is research; you should write not what you know but what you can find out about.”

– Robert J. Sawyer

… And that is what I will do. ♥

When One Teaches, Two Learn (GAANN Report #4)

My plan for this Spring 2021 semester included: ♥ Co-teach the ITCS 3162 class (Introduction to Data Mining) in Spring ’21.♥ As a part of co-teaching: (1) develop activities for the students to get hands-on experience with the data mining process and related tools, (2) provide various lectures and in-class activities, (3) proctor exams, (4) […]

Using Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning (CTL Report #6)

The second CTL workshop I attended this semester was in more of an asynchronous, classroom format, where we had a week to go through the material on Canvas. This workshop was titled Using Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning and was facilitated by Fred Baker, Tracy Rock, and Jessica Kapota. The description is below: “Feedback […]

How to Promote Student Interaction in Online Courses (CTL Report #5)

I attended the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) workshop titled Humanizing Your Online Course: Strategies to Promote Learner Interaction in Online Courses on April 19th, 2021. The description for this workshop is below: “In online courses, creating a human connection is important to deal with the emotional distraction that prevents students from performing to […]

Becoming More Involved in Teaching (GAANN Report #3)

Fall 2020 was my first fully online semester due to the pandemic (last semester was also online, but we had to transition from in-person to online partially through, which was also a challenging experience in itself). Here, I will reflect on the semester in terms of our goals and progress towards learning how to teach. […]

Cognitive Empathy in the Classroom (CTL Report #4)

I attended the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) workshop titled Cognitive Empathy in the Classroom on October 14th, 2020. The description for this workshop is below: “Adversity outside the classroom has always seeped into the classroom via multiple pathways. However, in today’s environment, it is impossible to ignore how life challenges instructors’ ability to […]


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