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The following are interviews with senior faculty members at UCF on their experiences, insights, and wisdom on teaching at the University of Central Florida:

Name Department Date of Interview
Richard Cornell Instructional Systems, Education 2/2007
Cheryl Green Social Work 12/2005
David Kuhn Biology 8/2006
Ralph Llewelyn Physics 10/2006
Dick Tucker Psychology 11/2005

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Arup Guha
College of Computer Science and Engineering Arup   Guha The ultimate goal of any educator should be to enable his students to achieve their potential. I attempt to attain this goal through five major techniques: providing a friendly classroom atmosphere, giving challenging assignments, adapting my courses, collecting data to identify the techniques that are most effect...

Ernest Smith
College of Arts and Sciences Ernest  Smith When I began my full-time teaching career, the first text I taught was from Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, where the Brazilian educator contrasts "problem-posing education" and "the banking concept of education." According to Freire, the key to education is dialogic learning, rather than the one direct...

Melissa Frye
College of Business Administration Melissa Frye Today’s workplace offers new challenges to students — the options are wider, the demands are greater, and the workplace is less structured. To be successful, students will need to meet the challenges of this type of working environment. A teacher is the guide who helps them prepare to meet these challe...