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My CAA Experience as a Professor
When thinking about my experience thus far as a College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) professor, two words immediately come to mind…love and freedom. I think of these words because these ideas can be applied to students, professors, and guardians who are involved with the college. It is truly a great environment with amazing students who do not get this opportunity from other community organizations.
Love is shown at CAA everyday; from the parents, to students, to professors, everyone involved honestly cares about the college and loves what they do. I have a full-time job that is very demanding with my time, so I am unable to work for CAA as much as I would like. When I am able to go to the site, many professors give me a hug and tell me how they would like to see me more. Same goes for the students, and they notice when I am able to be there. This makes me feel the love that is shown for the professors; the students really care and want to learn from their professors.
The freedom to not only express what you, as the professor, think is important to the students, but the students have the freedom to pick and choose whatever course of study they wish. As the professor of Health and Wellness, I like to fill my class curriculum with helpful hints that hopefully students will retain and use in everyday life. Ideas like proper nutrition, hydration, hygiene, and work-out tips. I feel like these are important items for any young adult to know and implement in their everyday life. As a professor, I have the freedom to deliver these concepts and the students will learn, and hopefully, retain this information every quarter. It is a win-win situation.
In sum, my experience as a professor with CAA has been amazing; the love and freedom to try to make a difference in with community with adults who otherwise will not have this opportunity to excel anywhere else. It is a great place which I hope to be a part of for years to come.