Q&A: Advice for new Faculty as they head back to school
Two UofGH Program Heads offer words of wisdom and a little advice for those who will be at the front of the class during this back-to-school season.
Dr. George Bragues, Program Head, Business
What's the best piece of advice you ever received from a mentor?
Be prepared. Preparation is everything.
What makes UofGH different from other universities?
The great thing about our students is that they reflect our pedagogy – they are inquisitive and career-focused, and enjoy equally weighted theoretical and practical learning.
What do you hope new faculty members get out of their experience here?
I hope that they will refine their own understanding of the topic that they’re teaching. Social philosopher Adam Smith once pointed out that the best way to know something is to continually practice and teach.
What's the most important thing you've learned from your students over the years?
Balancing substance and form. While substance is critical to good teaching, how you present the information is just as important. This is especially true when dealing with theories and concepts that are not tangible to everyday experiences; it’s even more critical in these cases to use creative ways of teaching.