Student Reflections

Impact of SFSU Program on Their Work

The following reflections are from 2010 and 2011 graduates, as they talk about how doctoral study has impacted their interactions with colleagues.


Student Reflections

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" …I have gained an immense amount of knowledge pertaining to my own classroom instruction. I now have a clear understanding of effective teaching and the importance of pedagogy… and … I have the skills to promote and foster effective teaching and pedagogy to other instructional faculty through professional development strategies and leadership"

Student Reflections

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"I am consistently looking at the equity of opportunities disadvantaged students have in our schools and…I now am focused on the achievement gap and have made it a priority to improve the education provided in public schools for all students … "

Student Reflections

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"[The Program]…helped me develop the necessary skills to produce two years of program review requirements, write programmatic student learning outcomes for my department, co-author a strategic plan, and carry out at least five small studies … "

Student Reflections

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"During the current budget crisis, I have had to make tough decisions on the allocation of resources…and…I find myself using more explicit language on the achievement gap and what our roles are to address them with the students whom we serve."

Student Reflections

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" … it becomes more clear to me the need to "disrupt" traditional or mainstream educational structures and replace them with more equitable ones."

Student Reflections

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"I have shared influential reading assignments that have aided committee work for the Basic Skill Initiative, First Year Experience, Student Leadership Program. Colleagues have also shared … that they see me participating more in shared governance meetings and asserting my opinions, whereas before I would just sit and listen."

Student Reflections

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"My supervisor now asks to read all of my papers. He has distributed several of them to members of the leadership team to guide decision making about difficult issues."