Anita Bansal has taken a 2-year leave of absence to join her husband in Mumbai, India, who was temporarily transferred there for a new assignment. Leaving her beloved courses and students at Saint Paul College for this time period was a very difficult decision for Anita. She plans on continuing research in various Nutrition topics while living in Mumbai. Anita is looking forward to bringing back all of her experiences/learning when she and her family returns to Minnesota in Fall 2012.
Anita Bansal joined the Biology department at Saint Paul College as a full time instructor in the fall of 2007. Most currently, she has taught traditional & on-line Nutrition, and Human Body Systems. She joined Saint Paul College in January 2003 as a part-time instructor with the goal of developing and teaching a Nutrition course. She was also instrumental in developing course curriculum and labs for the College’s General Biology 1: The Living Cell course. During the same time period, Anita also taught Nutrition, General Biology, and Human Biology labs at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Her teaching career began at Roosevelt College in Chicago, Illinois after several years in Corporate America as a Senior Research Scientist developing innovative food products and processes.
Anita earned her BSc and MSc at Meerut University in India, and her MS at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. To promote student success, Anita offers one-on-one tutoring, and in her traditional Nutrition course, posts lecture notes/exam reviews and grades online using D2L.
Anita’s deep personal commitment to teaching is about playing a leadership role as a means of making a difference in the lives of her students and in the process learning more about herself. To stay in a learning mode and push herself out of her comfort zone, she continuously strives for new methods/activities in her courses, participates in the business of education beyond the classroom by developing new courses and programs, exchanges ideas with her peers, and rethinks every aspect of what she does in the classroom every year.