Passion Drives Commitment to Education

Elizabeth Melvin – Faculty Development Facilitator and Assistant Professor

Well, teaching is very challenging, and that means that it’s also very rewarding. It’s a lot of work, and so you have to be passionate about it. In order to create that presence and to connect with your students. It’s definitely something that I enjoy. In my class, since it’s the first class that they take, they come in and they haven’t been back to school in a while, they haven’t been on the virtual campus before, and they’re not familiar with the resources and maybe some of the tools. I really enjoy mostly watching my students in the span of five weeks become competent professionals, knowing where to go, knowing what resources they have, and having a plan for what they want to do next. It’s a very fast, but a very rewarding arc.