Campus Interview Questions ? Environmental Studies
Candidate: ____________________________________ SAC: _________________
1 What would you see as your top three priorities as a one-year fixed-term faculty member at BSU?
I’m looking forward to honing my technical and research skills to develop and implement my ideas.
ÿ Cooperate with persons who are more skilled and experienced.
Meet other scholars at workshops, meetings, and conferences to learn as much as possible to help me publish my work. Presenting at many conferences is expected to encourage me to think about my research problem in new ways. Presentations will also ensure I have up-to-date data and help me connect with other individuals who share similar interests in my subject.
2 What is your approach to recruiting and advising students, particularly students from communities that are historically underrepresented in the Environmental Studies work force?
My approach entails graduate and undergraduate Pipeline Fellows Program. It starts with recruiting promising minority undergraduates from various institutions to provide them with background information, prepare them for what lies ahead, and teach a culture of professionalism. There are monthly mini-conferences for fellows on career-development topics such as grant writing and publishing publications. These gatherings help to foster a “professionalization culture.” The sessions also enable the fellows to interact among themselves, which helps to deepen their relationships. Undergraduate Pipeliners are paired with graduate fellows to foster mentoring relationships. Overall, the approach involves Program visibility and identification stages, Prospective and application phase and admission and enrollment.
3. Describe 2-3 Environmental Studies field activities you would like to take your students on?
Environmental Planning course – Graduates will be prepared for a career in spatial planning, regional development and environmental policy development.
Marine Environment course – provides knowledge of the complexity and diversity of life and activities in oceans, seas, lakes, estuaries, seas and oceans and the skills needed to research and manage them.
Environmental Science course- intended towards graduates interested in addressing the various environmental concerns that we are currently facing
4. Describe your experiences working with marginalized students, especially Native American students. How have these experiences helped you identify challenges and develop the capacity to have successful outcomes working with marginalized students?
My experience of working with marginalized students of various extractions has revealed that they are vulnerable because of their economic status and culture. The same is true for Native Americans, whose cultural and political reality makes them incredibly unique. Native Americans cherish their value systems and way of life and value systems and thus require culturally responsive teaching. Students deserve an instructor who actively recognizes and respects their individuality in the classroom. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs emphasizes the significance of pupils feeling safe on a physiological and bodily level before studying and achieving their full potential. What is necessary for personal safety varies according to the individual, and I will strive to make them feel accepted.
5. Describe the research program you would like to develop here at Bemidji State Uni