Introduction to Finance
Corporate Financial Management
My teaching philosophy is ever-evolving, reflecting the fact that I adapt my approach to teaching as I continue along in this profession. I have learned from various professors that I have taken classes from or have taught with, and I have also learned from my students along the way. The main aspects of my approach to teaching are transparency and balance.
I believe that an important aspect of influencing student learning is course organization and the communication of clear objectives. In this effort, I do the following:
consistently towards a finite number of learning objectives that are established at the beginning of the semester.
Set mutual expectations on the first day of class.
Provide timely feedback on studentsí learning and seek periodic feedback on my teaching.
I strive to identify and maintain a balance between various aspects in class. Some of the issues that I consider are:
Balance between lecture-based learning and hands-on learning
Balance between learning a topic and the ability to apply the knowledge
Balance in various media I use to influence learning
The overarching objective is to provide an environment conducive to learning. But ultimately, I see my role as a facilitator in students achieving their learning objectives