STACEY VERA

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  • ACCOUNTING Instructor
  • ACCT 201, Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202, Managerial Accounting
  • BS, Cornell University
  • MS, University of Houston
  • VOICEMAIL: 760.757.2121 x1387
  • EMAIL: svera@miracosta.edu
Stacey Vera
 
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Stacey Vera has had experience teaching numerous college accounting and business courses.  Her employment experience also includes: being a financial statement auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working within a mid-sized CPA firm, and engaging in contract internal accounting and consulting work for various clients. Throughout her life Stacey has lived in Korea, Turkey, Austria, California, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and New York.   

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SYLLABUS LINKS

ACCT 201:1020 Fall 2014 (OCS)
ACCT 202:1010 Fall 2014 (OCS)

ACCT 201:1396 Spring 2014 (OCS)
ACCT 202:1403 Spring 2014 (OCS)

VIDEO LINKS

ACCT 201 Pt1 Pt2

ACCT 202 Pt1 Pt2

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Student Comments:

"Hi Professor Vera!
I had you last semester at MiraCosta for Managerial Accounting and I just wanted to thank you for actually teaching material! I have been at SDSU for 3 years and haven't had anyone explain concepts to me in accounting as good as you did. I'm currently in a Finance class right now and am teaching myself everything but trying to make common sense out of it similar to how you taught our class. So I just wanted to thank you for being an awesome teacher!"
Lindsey W.

Teaching Philosophy/Style and Class Management/Activities

My philosophy for teaching in any medium is that students need a learning environment that is interactive and informative while promoting critical thinking skills.  This environment should accommodate a variety of adult learning styles, facilitate discussions, and foster independent thinking, all in an effort to help each student comprehend the material.  My role should be to act as a facilitator of the learning process, one who is there to instruct and guide students, answer questions, and encourage student interaction. 

The class is managed through an online software program as well as in person.  Students come to class where we go over the material in a lively and interactive manner, and then we complete in-class activities to help enforce the material and maintain perspective.  Some activities in class include answering questions on chapter topics as a group, brainstorming individually, and diagramming money/concept flows.  Online the students discuss the material, engage in exercises and problems through a software interface, and take assessments.  A student may earn extra credit by preparing and giving a 5-10 minute relevant topic presentation in class.  The intention is that students feel encouraged to master the material to the level of being able to lead a discussion with competence and familiarity.

Most important to the students, my style of teaching includes breaking down the material using a common sense and reality based approach.  The students learn not just how but why, thus enabling a deeper level of comprehension and analysis.  Overall, my hope is that students leave my courses feeling they have had an enriching experience and have gained the skills necessary to apply what they have learned.