No two people learn exactly the same way. There are, however, certain commonalities among people that may be used as touchstones for education. First, information needs to be raised from the level of passive recognition to that of active recall. This is the difference between thinking, "Oh, now that you have explained it, I remember hearing about that before" and "To address this real-world problem, I can use this concept." Second, information needs to be related to as many different concepts as possible in as many ways as possible. This srengthens understanding by creating many different thought connections to the information.
To these ends, I attempt to relate information to as many foundations from prior courses as possible and to develop ground work that will relate information from my courses to future courses or real-world experiences. This process is enhanced by using different forms of input and output. Course readings are discussed in class and connected to other functional disiplines. The readings provide visual input and discussions provide audible input as well as potential for verbal output. Written assignments in the form of projects, papers, or problem solving provide both the opportunity to think about information and a written output.
Courses Taught *
B ADM 502: Demand, Operations, AND Firm Performance (Spring 2009) (Spring 2010) (Spring 2011) (Spring 2012)
B ADM 597C: Project Management (Summer 2010)
MANGT 510: Project Management (Summer 2010) (Summer 2011)
MGMT 409 (formerly MANGT 409): Project Management for Engineers (Spring 2006) (Fall 2006) (Spring 2007) (Fall 2007) (Spring 2008) (Fall 2008) (Spring 2010) (Spring 2011) (Spring 2012)
MGMT 410 (formerly MANGT 410): Project Management (Fall 2003) (Fall 2004) (Spring 2005) (Fall 2005) (Fall 2006) (Fall 2011)
MANGT 497B: Project Management (Spring 2005) (Fall 2005)
SCM 310 (Formerly MANGT 310): Introduction to Operations Management (Fall 2003) (Fall 2004)
* Syllabi are only available online for four semesters. Visit the School of Business for copies of others.