Personal Website for Mr. De'Marcus I. Jackson, MS, PgCert
Master of Science in Educational Psychology
Post-Master's Certificate in General Psychology
Associate Professor in the PSYC Dept. at Columbia State Community College

My Expectations for Learners

I have very high expectations of those seeking a higher education. Arguably, one does not have a say in how their education is forged in childhood and adolescence; however, when one endeavors to acquire a higher education in their adulthood, then it is up to them to make sure that this experience is the best and most useful it can possibly be.

I firmly expect all of the Learners enrolled in my courses...

  • to be studious and seek to overcome academic deficiencies.
  • to be responsible and accountable for their own learning and overall education.
  • to be self-disciplined.
  • to persevere in the face of obstacles.
  • to possess a strong work ethic and to practice high principles of professionalism.
  • to strike a balance between the demands of higher education and their personal and professional lives.
  • to make necessary sacrifices to obtain a quality education.
  • to NOT make excuses for failure or poor performance.
  • to have faith in their unique abilities and to realize their full potential.
  • to participate FULLY in class and NOT stand by idle.
  • to demonstrate rational forethought and to be proactive, rather than reactive.
  • to take advantage of all opportunities afforded to them.
  • to ask questions and actively seek answers.
  • to NOT rely on uninformed opinions.
  • to think critically and dynamically.
  • to believe that knowledge is POWER!!!

I will firmly hold every Learner enrolled in my courses to these expectations without favoritism.