Teaching

Courses

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IS 498 / 497 Instructor and Course Designer, Internship / Fieldwork, UCLA Information Studies (Summer 2019 & Fall 2019)
IS 10 Instructor, Information and Power, UCLA Information Studies (Fall 2016)
IS 30 Instructor, Internet and Society, UCLA Information Studies (Fall 2015)
IS 97 Instructor and Curriculum Developer, Variable Topics Seminar in Information Studies--Invasion of the data snatchers: Privacy and surveillance in the digital age, UCLA Information Studies (Summer 2015)
IS 431 Instructor, Recordkeeping and bureaucracy, transparency, accountability, and democracy. American Archives and Manuscripts, Week 3, UCLA Information Studies (Fall 2014)
IS 431 Special Reader, American Archives and Manuscripts, UCLA Information Studies (Fall 2014)
IS 290 Colloquium Facilitator, Seminar in Information Studies, UCLA Information Studies (2014-2015)
MGMT 478-32 Teaching Assistant, Managerial Decision Making, UCLA Anderson Executive MBA (Summer 2014, two sections)
MGMT 214 Teaching Assistant, Managerial Decision Making, UCLA Anderson (Spring, 2014, two sections)
MGMT 214 Teaching Assistant, Managerial Decision Making, UCLA Anderson (Winter 2014)
MGMT 298D Lab Manager, Behavioral Decision Research Laboratory, UCLA Anderson (2013-2014)

Evaluations

IS10: Information & Power Fall 2016 Email Comment

Thank you for a wonderful quarter! I’d like to think I’m a pretty smart student, and yet, the class was actually really challenging for me but I’m still glad I took it. It challenged me to think about a lot of subjects that I normally wouldn’t have given much thought to. I think this is […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Email Comment

I want to thank you for the wonderful quarter.  I thoroughly enjoyed your class and am recommending it to all of my friends (I actually even brought a friend with me to the election class!). It was very clear that you love the field you’re in, and that always makes for a pleasant time on […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I really enjoyed this class. The things we learned were relevant to current events, and made me a more educated person on today’s society (rather than just learning math equations or about some random event thousands of years ago).

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I really enjoyed this class especially it made it think about the fields that I have never even thought of. I learned a lot especially how to think critically and such which will definitely help me a lot in the future.

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I first came into this course with an intent to just pass as a GE. I mean that’s still the goal, however I learned a lot of valuable information about information itself. A lot of these I learned were shockingly relevant to my daily life and has kept me woke. I would take this course […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

The strenght of the course is going into important societal problems. The weakness is not stating that this is the primary purpose of the course. [sic]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

Professor Ascher inspired new perspective on subjects related to technology, social issues, the internet, and many other facets of modern society. This class provided a setting for the discussion of events and topic as well as the basic role of information in society. A weakness of this class is likely the fact that some issues […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I really enjoyed this course and Ms. Ascher’s teaching methods. She navigated controversial issues very expertly explaining her views and reasoning while remaining open to dissenting opinions. It really felt like this course emphasized understanding over assignments which I found very refreshing. Criteria for assignments could have been more clear, but Ms. Ascher’s grading style […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

Professor Ascher led a wonderful discussion during each class period.  Her insight was extremely insightful and I can honestly say I gained a lot from her class.

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I really enjoyed this class. As an engineering major, I found the topics covered in class outside my comfort zone and learned a good amount in terms of how knowledge is acquired and distributed.

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I have really enjoyed this class and learning from Professor Ascher.

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

I absolutely loved this course and my professor. (The written assignment and presentation have yet to have been graded, so I cannot attest to the fairness in grading. Although, there should be more clarity in the rubric/criteria for grading these large projects.) This is probably one of my favorite classes in my four years at […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

Awesome Instructor who is very knowledgeable and passionate about everything within the scope of this class. Very relevant to everyone. If anything maybe the description or name of the course could be something more appealing. Honestly wasn’t sure what I was signing up for, but this is by far the best GE class I have […]

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

Ms. Ascher provoked intriguing conversations and made me open my mind and think more about the society around me.

IS10 Information & Power Fall 2016 Course Evaluation Comment

This course is very interesting in that for 3.5 hours in the late night have not made me fall asleep once. The discussions were very well facilitated and ideas and anecdotes were thrown back and forth in the class with interesting pace. The presentations were well organized and theories were clearly presented with videos and […]