Ackerman: Teaching

Because I am the Director of JISAO, I receive release time from teaching. This is good (because otherwise I would never have a chance to catch up with my work) and bad (because I really like to teach). Each academic year, I teach one “regular” class, i. e., a class that meets 3 to 5 times a week for lecture and discussion. In addition, I often organize a seminar course that meets once a week for a presentation by a faculty member, graduate student, or visitor. The table below lists the courses I have taught since 2005. Some of the courses have links to web pages that are maintained by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. (If any of these links are broken, please let me know; sometimes the department web site changes in ways that affect the links.) The table also lists courses that I am scheduled to teach in the current academic year.

 

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

2005-06

  (released)

ATMS 523: Seminar, Clouds and precipitation

ATMS 534: Remote sensing

2006-07

  (released)

ATMS 524: Seminar, Energy transfer

ATMS 211: Climate and climate change

2007-08

  (released)

ATMS 524: Seminar, Energy Transfer

ATMS 591: Aerosol indirect effects

2008-09

Discovery Seminar: ATMS 111: Global warming

(released)

ATMS 211: Climate and climate change

ATMS 520: Atmospheric Sciences Colloquium

2009-10

   (released)

ATMS 532: Atmospheric Radiation (Introduction)

(released)

2010-11

ATMS 523: Seminar in Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

ATMS 534: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Climate System      

(released)

2011-12

(released)

ATMS 532: Atmospheric Radiation (Introduction)

(released)

2012-13

(released)

ATMS 211: Climate and climate change

(released)

2013-14

(released) (released) ATMS 532

2014-15

     

2015-16

     

 

Discovery Seminars. The University of Washington offers short focused courses for incoming freshmen that meet the month before fall quarter. Dr. Cecilia Bitz and I proposed such a course for September 2008 and the course was accepted. We had a terrific time teaching an analogue of ATMS 111: Global Warming: Introduction to the Science. Course information can be found on our web site. Regretfully, we decided not to apply to teach a seminar again because of the time commitment that was required on our part to do justice to the course. I hope we can do it again some time in the future. If you have questions about the course, please feel free to contact me.