During the academic year 2022 - 2023, I plan to work remotely and teach courses online so that I can be reunited with my family.
In Spring 2022, my initial plan was to teach MATH 1324 online. However, I volunteered to help a colleague by taking over the Masters level Introduction to Number Theory for Math Teachers, which I taught using a very nice interactive online text. I also taught one section of MATH 1324 online and shared my second section with another colleague, who was in need of support for health reasons.
In Fall 2021, I taught Calculus III (MATH 2440) and Business Precalculus (MATH 1324) -- both courses were taught online.
In Spring 2021, I taught our Proofs class (MATH 3300). We used the freely available, good resource Book of Proof by Richard Hammack. I taught the course online, which meant that I could not schedule regular class meetings. This was and is a major downside to teaching online. For more on this, see my reflections on our Proofs Class.
In Spring 2020, I was awarded an Engaged Learning Fellowship. Through this two year support, I will continue making improvements to the active learning environment in the classroom. But just as important as the details of how to make a classroom engaging, if not more, educators need to provide a space that is safe and welcoming to all students. I will be adopting Prof. Federico Ardila-Mantilla's Axioms:
Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Fall 2019: MATH 1324 (Business Pre-Calculus), MATH 2440 (Calculus III)
Spring 2019: MATH 1324 (Business Pre-Calculus), MATH 6336 (Graduate Algebra II)
Fall 2018: MATH 1324 (Business Pre-Calculus), MATH 6335 (Graduate Algebra I), MATH 6398 (Research and Thesis)