Ask a Professor! #EKUSummer Q & A with Myra Beth Bundy
What better way to learn what #EKUSummer is really like than to ask a professor? Dr. Myra Beth Bundy is a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychology. She is finishing her certification to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This summer, she will be teaching PSY 408 (Child Psychopathology) and PSY 577 (The Psychology of the Autism Spectrum).
Q: What do you enjoy about teaching classes in the summer?
A: My class size is often smaller than usual during the summer. Also, rather than have a course facilitator or graduate assistant helping me, I usually do all of the grading myself. So I’m able to get to know those students more deeply, and be more flexible in my teaching and expectations.
Q: Do you find that students tend to focus more easily in the summer?
A: I definitely see this. Their course load is lighter, so they’re able to complete their assignments with less distraction and stress.
Q: How are classes conducted?
A: For my all online classes, students can read and watch the learning materials at any point during their course week. One of my summer classes is hybrid, so we’ll be meeting at 3 pre-set times. Otherwise, it’s all student choice.
Q: What are some differences between online and on-campus classes that can be surprising to students?
A: The incredible flexibility and personal choice involved in online classes and the deep personal relationships that can be developed in classes that are face to face.
Q: What are some hallmarks of successful students in your online classes? What can students do to prepare for success?
A: Devotion to turning in as large a percentage of assignments as is possible. Organization and checklists are important so that the student has a good grasp on what work needs to be done each week.
Published on April 12, 2019