As a current GAANN fellow at UNC Charlotte, I have been tasked with tracking my experience in academic course planning, mentorship and teaching experience. On this web page you will find an archive and synopsis for each attended workshop, teaching experience milestones, professional development and my teaching experiment plan which will eventually be converted in to my teaching philosophy.

Teaching Experiment Plan

Fall 2020


  • Complete Teaching Seminar course x 2(ITCS 8665)
  • Support teaching mentor in IT Infrastructure (3246 Course)
  • Attend at least one Learning Center Seminar/Workshop
  • Submit at least one paper to a conference

Spring 2020


  • Complete Teaching Seminar course x 1 (ITCS 8665)
  • Gain more experience preparing class materials
  • Support teaching mentor in IT Infrastructure (3246 Course)
  • Attend at least one Learning Center Seminar/Workshop

** Workshops ** Using Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning (3/23/2020)

Fall 2019


  • Complete personal website and teaching portfolio
  • Finish Master’s thesis
  • Attend at least one Learning Center Seminar/Workshop

Workshops Poll Everywhere Teaching Seminar (11/13/2019)

Teaching Experiment Report - Fall 2019

Fall 2019 was the first semester that I began as a PhD candidate and GAANN fellow at UNC Charlotte. For this semester, I generated three goals: to create my personal website and teaching portfolio, to finish my master’s thesis, and to attend at least one learning center seminar. These goals were created to help me establish a good foundation to build upon in future academic semesters.

The first and easiest to complete milestone was my website. I entered the program already having a website and figured that this would be the best place to start. By using Jekyll, I updated my website to include a home page, teaching portfolio page, and public release page. This structure can be seen in my current site.

The next task goal that I met was attending the Poll Everywhere teaching seminar. The poll everywhere seminar that I attended providing some guidance for how to utilize poll everywhere, an online quiz platform to aid active learning. In the seminar we learned about strategies to create and use poll’s for multiple classes, how to embed them into a diverse offerings of presentation formats, and how to retrieve and export poll results into canvas.

The last goal that I had to meet, was met December 6. This milestone was the most tedious and the most strenuous to complete. I submitted my master’s thesis titled, “An Approach Towards an Autonomic Computing Prototype Reference Architecture”. In the paper, I outline the prototype that I seek to create in my future work and the design strategies that I will focus on.

Each of these goals are integral for complete my PhD. This fall 2019 semester, I learned the importance of a PhD and how their work intersects with the world in ITCS 8110. The poll everywhere seminar equipped me with the tools I need to lead a classroom. The website is a landing page for my research, portfolio and research interests. Each of these goals represent components I strive to develop as I develop my teaching philosophy and resume in the coming semester.