As part of UNH’s GRAD 965: Classroom Research and Assessment Methods, I completed a Teaching Goals Inventory. Based on the results, I prioritize the following teaching goals:
- Achieving Higher Order Thinking Skills – this is essential in engineering and applied sciences courses, where we strive for strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Achieving Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills – in order to comply with curriculum standards, engineering accreditation requirements, and appropriate preparation for professional exams.
- Work and Career Preparation – such as team work, time management, and leadership are highly-regarded in the engineering profession and graduate school.
- Personal Development goals – such as active commitment to honesty, capacity to think for oneself, and capacity to make wise decisions are essential values in the engineering profession.