Interview with Dr. Drew Talley

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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How do you get to know your students?

One of the many great things about teaching at USD is the focus on small class size, hands-on experience, and a dedication to caring for students in a holistic way. I usually start the semester trying to find out more about my students — where are they from? What is there experience with the course topic? I also try to share with them aspects of my own life. Students often have a cartoonish view of professors, and “humanizing” us makes them more likely to view us as allies in their efforts to master the course material.

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