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Teaching Special Seminar: Michael Borkowski, "Computer Science at Scale: Experiences with Interactive Teaching"

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Illinois Computer Science
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Feb 8, 2024   9:00 am  


In this talk, I will discuss my approach to teaching with a particular focus on the management and structuring of large classes. I will show how I apply my philosophy of engaging students in interactive and inclusive classrooms to the discrete mathematics courses that I have taught.  Special attention will be given to managing course staff and to the role of learning tools and infrastructure. I will also discuss my aspirations for what I would like to do differently when teaching future discrete mathematics courses.

Michael H. Borkowski is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of California San Diego, specializing in Mechanizing Refinement Types under the advisement of Ranjit Jhala. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College, and an A.A. from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with distinction. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Michael worked as a software engineer at ActionKit / NGP VAN. His academic achievements include numerous refereed conference and journal publications, extensive teaching experience at UCSD, and several honors and awards, including Sigma Xi, the Computer Science Prize from Amherst College, and the Addison Brown Scholarship. Michael is also engaged in service roles, such as mentoring teaching assistants.

Faculty Host: Yael Gertner 

Meeting ID: 880 2864 1173 ; Password: csillinois

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