Personal Website for De'Marcus I. Jackson, M.S., CERM Associate Professor of Psychology
My Expectations for Learners
I have very high expectations of those seeking a higher education. Arguably, one does not have a say in how their education is forged in childhood and adolescence; however, when one endeavors to acquire a higher education in their adulthood, then it is up to them to make sure that this experience is the best and most useful it can possibly be.
I firmly expect all of the Learners enrolled in my courses...
to be studious and seek to overcome academic deficiencies.
to be responsible and accountable for their own learning and overall education.
to be self-disciplined.
to persevere in the face of obstacles.
to possess a strong work ethic and to practice high principles of professionalism.
to strike a balance between the demands of higher education and their personal and professional lives.
to make necessary sacrifices to obtain a quality education.
to NOT make excuses for failure or poor performance.
to have faith in their unique abilities and to realize their full potential.
to participate FULLY in class and NOT stand by idle.
to demonstrate rational forethought and to be proactive, rather than reactive.
to take advantage of all opportunities afforded to them.
to ask questions and actively seek answers.
to NOT rely on uninformed opinions.
to think critically and dynamically.
to believe that knowledge is POWER!!!
I will firmly hold every Learner enrolled in my courses to these expectations without favoritism.