Teaching Experience

This section details my experience teaching, including my role, contributions to the class, and feedback from students.

GEOG 379 - Intro to GIS (TA) - Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Semester-long introduction to GIS systems and software, focusing on ArcGIS suite.

Managed two weekly lab section (~15 students each). Prepared mini-lecture for lab session every other week. Held weekly office hours and graded assignments.

Instructor Effectiveness Score 4.3/5 (Fall 2016) & 4.8/5 (Spring 2017)

Student Comments

“I like that she took time mid semester to ask for feedback to change her teaching for us."

“Very friendly and approachable – easy to email with questions and receive a detailed and helpful response”

“Explains things well and offers alternative ways to do things to accommodate for student’s differences in learning”

“she always asked the right questions to make us think harder”

“very positive, encouraging, extremely helpful”

“You really know what you’re doing and that background knowledge helps me feel relevant.”

GEOG 105 Online - The Digital Earth (Lead instructor) Summer 2017

8-week online course introducing human geography through digital technology, and the impacts of digital technology on place and space.

Led and graded 8-week summer online course. Provided project feedback, instruction on ArcGIS online, Google Earth and Open Street Map. Corresponded with students online in forums and with videos.

Instructor Effectiveness Score 3.9 / 5

Student Comments

"Encouraged further discussion with other students through extra credit opportunities. Was also very helpful when technical difficulties arose. Responded promptly to questions."

"I was new to online courses, so it was odd for me that the professor communication was all just pre-recorded video. Rebecca was very helpful as the instructor, and was always understanding of time conflicts and provided great feedback."

"She is very good at communicating with students for their individual needs."

"I really enjoyed this course! I thought everything was explained very well each week and any questions were answered thoroughly. I received a video from the instructor with instructions on one of the assignments which was extremely helpful."