What do you wish your students knew about you?
Carina: I wish that my students knew how much I enjoy it when they stop by my office hours!
Fatemeh: I am more playful than they are!
What one word would your students use to describe you?
Carina: Hopefully “passionate”
Fatemeh: Caring, Kind, Expressive
What’s something your students have taught you this semester?
Carina: My students are always teaching me something. Last week, they taught me that Punxsutawney Phil only has a 39% success rate.
Fatemeh: How enjoyable collective growth is
What one teaching tool will we always find you with?
Carina: I have daily positivity cards in my office, and I always take one with me to class.
Fatemeh: Ornamented powerpoints with lots of pics
If you could share one sentence of advice with new instructors, what would it be?
Carina: Expect to make mistakes and practice handling them with grace. If you correct it, but don’t dwell on it, your students won’t dwell on it, either.
What’s something you are passionate about (outside of ISUCOMM)?
Carina: I am passionate about running! I’ve completed two marathons, and I hope to run many more!
Fatemeh: Painting, Sports, Nature, Feminism, Visual Arts, Architecture, Animals
What has been your favorite assignment to teach in ENGL 150 or 250?
Carina: I enjoy the multimodal design project–it allows me to see a different side of my students.
Fatemeh: multimodal project
What is your most frequently used emoji?
If you had your own late-night talk show, who would you invite as your first guest?
Carina: Adam Driver
Fatemeh: My friends
If you had to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?
Carina: Taylor Swift’s “Cowboy Like Me”
Fatemeh: Definitely something by Lana Del Rey
In the next newsletter, what question do you want us to ask your colleagues, and how would you answer it?
Carina: What do you order at a coffee shop?My answer would be a hot matcha tea latte!
Fatemeh: Strategies for managing personal and academic life, more information on joining clubs and communities in ISU, projects to be done for the community and ISU