I have a lot of respect for all of my professors. It is a noble and difficult task to work to share knowledge with sometimes distracted students. 🙂 Personally, I have found that my favorite professors provide an educational experience that I look forward to in every lecture they give. I’ve put together a list of some of the best characteristics that I find when I go to class each day:
1.) Exceptional professors are great communicators of the ideas they’re trying to hammer home. It’s easy to be interested because I’m drawn in by the presentation and class materials.
2.) Every lesson leaves me feeling like I just learned something groundbreaking. Not only do the lessons make me feel like I understand something that matters, I am left wanting more.
3.) Everything we do in class offers me a challenge. I look forward to classes that challenge my business (and especially finance) intuition, my mathematical skills, and my own abilities to communicate my thoughts on these subjects.
4.) I love to see the passion of my professors to teach. It matches my ambition to learn the material. Some professors show a real interest in going above and beyond the call of duty, and I truly appreciate it when they do. When a professor gets involved outside of the classroom, it shows a genuine interest in improving the educational experience of their pupils.
5.) I appreciate confidence in my professors. I know confidence is built over time but I admire the ability to present information confidently and still be approachable if students have questions or didn’t quite understand something the first time.
Jacob Carlson is the student outreach coordinator in the School of Business and Economics. Do you have questions about our School? Connect with Jake on Facebook.