Earlier today, I read over my first day of classes of notes. I found the question we answered in class: what does it mean to be a faculty member? When I was writing my blog about being faulty member, I didn’t look at what I had said on the first day. My blog post discussed how being a faulty member meant being a guide. I posted it late last night and focused on my experiences and my feelings, which is different to how I approached it the first day. Yet, the cores are the same.
On the first day of class I wrote:
[Being a faculty member is about helping] to educate and guide students to obtain more knowledge about different disciplines. Challenging individuals to thinking beyond their point of views and thinking more critically about the world around them. Being a part of the university to contribute to the greater academic community.
It’s more detailed and makes more points about my expectations for faculty members, but it doesn’t reflective any personal philosophy. Yet, the blog post shows the personal influences and developments of how I arrived at the answer. For me, it is strange to see the similarities, especially since I completely forgot my first answer.
For me, it is strange to see the similarities, especially since I completely forgot my firs answer. However, it does reveal that while my standards of being a faculty member, I have considered where the roots of my standards came from to being developing my own philosophy.