“Each student’s success matters greatly to me and I genuinely believe that each of them can be successful if we provide them with the mentoring needed especially during the first year. My experience working with underrepresented students has given me a clear vision of how to help and retain a diverse student body in the STEM majors. I feel privileged to be in this role where I can serve the greater campus community on behalf of the Math department in strengthening the introductory Math curriculum as well as helping a diverse body of students become successful in their undergraduate education.”
Nandini Bhattacharya is a Lecturer in the Mathematics Department. She teaches introductory Math courses, generally for freshmen, and received the Excellence in Teaching Award after the 2011-12 academic year.
0:16 How would you describe your teaching style or philosophy?
0:55 How has your teaching style changed from when you first began teaching?
1:50 How do you create a strong learning environment?
2:21 How do you keep students engaged during class?
3:20 How do you incorporate technology into the classroom?
4:23 What program do you use to assign homework?
5:34 What is your experience with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?
6:40 How do you support these students during their first classes at UCSC?
7:46 Closing Thoughts?
Nandini Bhattacharya’s Teaching Statement
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