Steve Iman

en*thu*si*asm \in-'th(y)uze-az-em\ n [Gk enthouslamos, fr enthouslazein to be inspired, fr entheos inspired, fr en- + theos god] a 1 : belief in special revelations b : fanaticism 2 a : strong excitement of feeling : FERVOR b : something inspiring zeal or fervor syn see PASSION
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Hi! I'm getting to be an old man, but I'm having a lot of fun. I work hard and believe in giving all that I have to teaching. I've been a lot of places and lived a pretty full life. Sometimes teaching is humiliating, since students know as much or more than I do. I'm a humble person, and try never to put anybody down. But I have high expectations that students will want to learn.

One of my strongest values is that of "authenticity". It means to me being "up front", even when it hurts. I don't like being in a power-position, and I don't like "playing games". I have a great deal of faith in people generally, and want to trust. I want to see my students as co-learners, and unless I can create the circumstances for this to happen, I'm often unsatisfied with 'teaching'.

So help me! Set goals, ask questions, be "up front", and don't worry! If you're moving forward, a candid person, and don't play games about ignoring requirements, we'll have a super time! Overall, my teaching evaluations are good; often at the top of the department and university. But some people don't like my collaborative style and would prefer highly structured lecture courses of limited involvement. I think that I 'teach' in areas that are critically important for your career. That I don't "teach" as much as ask you to set and pursue goals, and provide "lecturettes" across what I see as key learning needs of large classes.. is about the best I know how to do.

I'll do my very best to be there for you.. and I hope you'll make a commitment to setting goals and accomplishing learning. Correspond with me at any time, about any thing. sciman@csupomona.edu