I interview Dr. Tyrell, my professor for Psych 3090.
What do you do in addition to teaching?
Why did you decide this career?
What was your major in college?
What do you like best about your job?
Did you always want to be in this career/position?
What do you do for fun? Hobbies?
Are you where you though you would be when you were in college?
How do you balance home and work, and teaching vs. researching?
What general advice would you give college students?
What are your expectations for students in your classroom?
What are the most common mistakes that students make?
What should I be studying to be successful on assignments in this class?
How do you define learning?
How do you define teaching?
What subject was most difficult for you as a college student and why?
What non-academic skill do you think is the most important for college students?
What is the greatest non-academic skill that college students today lack?
How can college students develop this skill at Clemson University?
As a college student, what element of professionalism did you struggle with the most?
I chose Dr. Tyrell to interview because he is my favorite professor this year. He also has the most personality and really makes his class enjoyable. I really enjoyed learning more about him. A lot of the answers I was expecting because he previously in class told us about how he got his job and college experiences. I did learn that he likes to go hiking and is planning a three week hiking trip in California this summer, which I thought was very interesting. Dr. Tyrell really emphazied on time- mangement skills. He thought this was the most important non-academic skill and the skill most college students lack. I agree that this skill is really important for being successful. He said that is how he found the best balance between work, research, and hobbies. He also said an electronic calendar was the best way, as well. Dr. Tyrell also emphazied on discipline, and how important it is for college students to acquire this skill.