Teaching

Through the GAANN Fellowship, we will receive training in teaching through our teaching mentors’ guidance and supervision. Every year, a report overviewing our progress must be submitted. Therefore, I will keep track of my progress over time through this page and with additional writings as a way to continuously reflect. As I gain more experience and by the end of this program, I will have developed a teaching portfolio as a way to present my overall learning and growth.


Teaching Philosophy

“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.”

Stephen King

I believe that teaching and learning is a constant process both inside and outside of the classroom. While this teaching philosophy is made with the teacher-student relationship in mind, learning and growth happens everywhere – between friends, family, and even complete strangers. We never know whose lives we will influence, or who will end up influencing ours, but I think it is those moments and connections that make life beautiful.

Teaching Experiment Plan

Here I will record the Teaching Experiment Plan for each semester as I progress. There will also be a report at the end of each semester to summarize my overall experiences.

  • Fall 2021

    ♥ Teach the ITCS 3162 class (Introduction to Data Mining) in Fall ’21.
    ♥ Continue developing my personal website and teaching portfolio.
    ♥ Attend two CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) Seminars and write a report reflecting on what I have learned.

  • Spring 2021

    ♥ 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) grade exams and projects, and (5) conduct problem sessions outside of class.
    ♥ Complete my fourth teaching seminar course: ITSC 8665.
    ♥ Continue developing my personal website and teaching portfolio.
    ♥ Attend two CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) Seminars and write a report reflecting on what I have learned.

    My report reflecting on this semester’s experiences can be viewed here.

  • Fall 2020

    ♥ Give a guest lecture in ITCS 6150/8150 class (Intelligent Systems) on Introduction to Data Mining.
    ♥ Prepare to co-teach the ITCS 3162 class (Introduction to Data Mining) in Spring ’21.
    ♥ Conduct problem sessions in ITCS 6150/8150.
    ♥ Complete another teaching seminar course: ITSC 8665.
    ♥ Continue developing my personal website and teaching portfolio.
    ♥ Attend two CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) Seminars and write a report reflecting on what I have learned.

    My report reflecting on my experiences can be viewed here.

  • Spring 2020

    ♥ Get more experience with the course website management system.
    ♥ Conduct problem sessions (for the ITCS 6162 course).
    ♥ Complete another teaching seminar course: ITSC 8665.
    ♥ Continue developing my personal website and teaching portfolio.
    ♥ Attend one CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) Seminar and write a report reflecting on what I have learned.

    This semester’s requirements have been changed due to COVID-19.

    My report summarizing my experiences this semester is here.

  • Fall 2019

    ♥ Learn how to use a course website management system (specifically Canvas).
    ♥ Complete the teaching seminar course: ITSC 8665.
    ♥ Develop an initial version of my personal website and teaching portfolio.
    ♥ Attend at least one CTL Seminar (The Center for Teaching and Learning) and write a short report reflecting on what I have learned.

    My report summarizing my experiences this semester is here.