Ms. Marie P. Howard
Program Chair/Professor-Office & Medical Administration
Professor Marie P. Howard
I have been part of the Valencia College community since 1995 upon relocation from New York. My career includes teaching in the educational adult setting for over 25 years.
As I continued my career in Florida, I was introduced to Valencia College and taught Office Systems Technology courses. At present, I fulfill the capacity as Discipline Chair and Professor for Office & Medical Administration at the West Campus under the Division for Business & Hospitality.
I possess a Master of Arts Degree in Education from the University of South Florida completed August 2005.
Phone: (407) 582-1423
Office: West Campus
Location: Building 7 Room 150
Monday 10:30 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed.,/Thurs./Fri. 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
* A Scheduled appointment is recommended.
M/W/F 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Note that I also offer learning assistance in the computer lab. A scheduled appointment for student engagement is strongly recommended in addition to office hours.
Teaching Philosophy: My role as an Educator is to teach my students taking into consideration their learning style. I need to prepare them for the job market. To do this, I use lecture, hands on, textbooks, special projects, presentations, technology, etc. I encourage them to take responsibility for their learning, know, understand and follow the syllabi, course policies and course objectives.
My role as a teacher includes the “leadership” role in the classroom. I offer guidance, assistance, leadership, dedication and friendliness to each individual. I encourage my students to learn "all" that they possibly can.
I have participated in faculty development courses to enhance my teaching. I I value each student as a unique individual and offer academic support; teach the value of critical thinking, reading and writing as part of a lifelong commitment to excellence. I offer guidance, assistance, leadership, dedication and friendliness to each individual. I encourage my students to learn “all” that they possibly can.
I utilize new, innovative strategies and have reflected on collaboration exercises for online and hybrid courses. My participation in these workshops has helped me assess my skills and identify areas where I need to grow.
As an educator, I need to constantly improve through self-analysis and implementation of appropriate changes. My students’ participation in learning includes assessment activities, course participation, active engagement, readings and/or discussions, etc. An open minded attitude is essential along with personal honesty, and a willingness to share knowledge and ideas with constructive feedback. As a result, I am able to assess my instruction to help my students improve their learning.