Welcome Dr. Saloua Saidane Office Location: Office Phone: G323 (619) 388-5821 Office Hour: M, W: 8:30-9:30 am T: 1:00-2:00 pm. Th: 9:30-11:00 am. e-mail: [email protected] [email protected] Education 1. 2. 3. 4. B.S. in Physics and Chemistry M.S. in Organic Chemistry Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry 15 units of graduate education courses in curriculum development and administration Teaching Experience 1. Contract Faculty, Mesa college (2005-present) 2. Adjunct faculty, Mesa, Miracosta and Cuyamaca Colleges (2000-present) 3. Teacher and education researcher at the Preuss School at UCSD (2004 -present) 4. Curriculum developer and teacher at the Bound Brook High School, NJ (1998-2000) 5. Lecturer of Organic Chemistry at Rutgers University (1995-1997) 6. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physical Chemistry at the University of Tunis (1982 through 1992) Research Experience Mathematical Modeling to predict Kinetics of reactions (2006- present). Environmental Chemistry at UC Irvine (2005) Catalysis, Material Syntheses and Characterization at UC Davis and California Institute of Technology (1993-1998). Catalysis at The University of Tunis (Tunisia) and the Institute of Research on Catalysis in Lyon (France) (1987-1994) Organic Synthesis at the Univeristy of Tunis (Tunisia) (1982-1986) Publiched 16 scientific papers in American Journals. Awards and Credentials Pre-doctoral fellowships at the University of Paris VI (France) and the Institute of Catalysis - Lyon (France) 2. Fulbright fellowship at the University of California, Davis and California Institute of Technology. 3. Geraldine R. Doge Fellowship for outstanding teachers in New Jersey 4. Teaching Credentials in Chemistry and Physics in California as well as Physical Science in New Jersey 1. Hobbies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Cooking Reading Sawing/ decorating Traveling Learning languages Speak, read and write English, French and arabic Used to speak but still understand Persian Read and understand Italian Learning Spanish Teaching Philosophy Learning is a stimulating adventure. Education and knowledge are keys to self-empowerment. All students can learn if properly instructed. My job is to provide all the tools necessary, to help my students learn. My job is to prepare my students for Chem200. Promoting Students Success I set, clear, consistent, high expectations. I provide academic support. Inside the classroom During office hours Via e-mail communications I provide immediate and thourough feedback. Early warning systems Classroom assessment I encourage students to actively share their learning with others Teaching Strategies Short lectures, some demos and more time spent on guided practice. Daily warm up questions (Reviewing previous lesson and/or homework problems). Weekly homework assignment to reinforce recall and understanding. Frequent and short quizzes to give quick feedback and adjust teaching as needed. Encourage students to use office hours, work in groups and communicate with me and each other via e-mail. Add, Drop or Withdraw It is the student’s responsibility to add, drop, or withdraw from classes before the deadlines stated in the class schedule. Important Dates: Feb 15. Feb 20 Mar 12 Apr 23 Deadline to drop classes with no “W” recorded. Last day to drop and be eligible for refund of enrollement fees Last day to file a petition for Credit/No Credit grade option Withdrawal deadline- No drops accepted after this date. Accommodation of Disability Students with disabilities who may need academic accommodations should notify me immediately.