Seminars & Colloquia

Jessica Schmidt

North Eastern University

"Supporting Student Success by Pairing Knowledge with Encouragement"

Monday May 12, 2014 09:30 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



In this talk, I will discuss my teaching philosophy and approach to undergraduate education. My teaching philosophy guides how I conduct both my classes and myself as a professor. In the classroom, while teaching the course material, I incorporate student participation, teamwork, and relevant materials beyond the core course materials. Through a sample lecture, I will demonstrate how I use these key points in my lectures to encourage students as they are introduced to new concepts. As a professor, my goal is to ensure that I am knowledgeable, accessible, and trustworthy in order to serve as a helpful resource to my students. I will discuss the experiences and influences that have helped shape my teaching philosophy as well as ways in which this philosophy will evolve and grow as I continue to teach.

Short Bio:

Jessica Young Schmidt received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University in 2012. Her graduate research focused on incorporating policies into the requirements engineering phase of software development in order to build policy-compliant software. Since finishing her Ph.D., Jessica has been a full-time lecturer for the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, where she has taught object oriented design, software development, and an introductory computer science course for non-majors. As a graduate student, she also taught the 'Introduction to Computing - Java' course at NCSU.

Host: Dennis Bahler, Computer Science, NCSU

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