Alina's teaching has encompassed a large variety of roles in more than a decade of work at UCLan, essentially in economics, business and management-related teaching and thesis supervision. These have included PhD, MPhil and MBA thesis supervision, undergraduate dissertation supervision, internal PhD examiner, and module leader / tutor on Master and Undergraduate modules.
Some of the topics Alina has supervised and taught include: Labour Market Economics, International Labour Markets, Employee Wellbeing, Labour Market Discrimination, Human Capital, Europe and the World Economy, The Economics of Brexit, Microeconomics, International Economics, Trade, Globalisation, Business Economics, Business Environment, Public Goods, Economic Inequality, Regional Development.
Alina has designed and delivered teaching content on these following:
International Labour Markets (BU4101) - Postgraduate (Masters) level, Year-long, Module Leader: Alina
Labour Market Economics (EC3004) - until Sep 2022 - Undergraduate level, 3rd Year, Year-long, Module Leader: Alina
Europe and the World Economy (EC3408) - until Sep 2022 - Undergraduate level, 3rd Year, Year-long, Module Leader: Alina
Intermediate Principles of Economics - Microeconomics (EC2002) - until Sep 2021 - Undergraduate level, 2nd Year. Semester Two.
Business Economics - from September 2021 - Undergraduate level, 2nd Year, Year-long, Module Leader: Alina
Current Issues in International Economics (EC3008) - from September 2022 - Undergraduate level, 3rd Year, Year-long, Module Leader: Alina
Economic Aspects of Trade, Growth and Development (EC3007) - from September 2022 - Undergraduate level, 3rd Year, Year-long, Module Leader: Alina
General view of Alina's teaching and supervision activities:
Classroom-based teaching: an average of 8 weekly hours of lectures/ seminars/ workshops per 24 week-teaching year at UCLan
Doctoral student supervision for PhD, MPhil and MBA thesis
Course curriculum design and development for lecture, seminar and workshop content
Face-to face and on-line teaching delivery
On-line and e-mail student teaching and learning support
Virtual learning environment use: via Skype, Microsoft Teams (more recently); Blackboard and TurnItIn (2012-present); WebCT and TurnItIn (2008-2012)
Internal moderator since 2014 - second-marker and advising/moderating assessment and module content for various modules
- where relevant to her teaching, Alina has included in her modules numerous topics informed by her own research. This has been enabled by teaching as well as researching in the area of Labour Economics.
- the choice of textbooks used in Alina's teaching is made based on the textbook covering empirical analysis (peer-reviewed references) and having a research-led design
Alina have obtained high satisfaction ratings from her students, as evidenced by the mid-semester and end-of-semester Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs).
Alina has conducted exam test pilots, enabling students to choose whether they wrote their exam by hand or computer-assisted
Alina has offered mentoring to junior staff.