William Bailey, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science, has received a College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
Bailey has served as a TA for seven semesters. The courses for which he has been a TA are:
- CS215 Introduction to Computer Programming with Python (once)
- CS216 Introduction to Software Engineering with C++ and Linux (three times)
- CS275 Discrete Mathematics (three times).
On two occasions, Bailey was fully responsible for teaching the class. All three courses are for undergraduate students in their early studies. CS215 and CS216 are heavy on programming, and CS 275 on mathematics that is fundamental to computer science. All courses are challenging and have large enrollments; CS215 and CS275 often exceed 100 students in the class. Despite these challenging factors, Bailey’s Teacher/Course Evaluations (TCE) have consistently ranked above the college’s average.
This spring, Bailey was chosen by the students as the top TA in the Department of Computer Science.