Beginning January 2016, I will be the Activity Coordinator for Cabrillo's 5-year Title V grant. The grant has a heavy technology focus, including a student portal, new faculty design studio, and faculty professional development. It is a great opportunity to act as a full-time designer/trainer in distance pedagogy, collaborate with IT on distance technology upgrades to serve students, and provide mentor-based faculty professional development.
The Title V Project addresses the need to increase the number and proportion of high-need students who complete college on time. The project design has two foci: (1) provide individualized, technology-powered student support so that high-need students stay on an Associate Degree for Transfer track, and (2) design transfer courses as active/collaborative/technology-enabled, and as hybrid (partially taught online) to reduce seat time and promote academic success and timely completion.
Aloha Sargent and Audrey Blumeneau will be co-coordinating the activities of the Teaching and Learning Center. Denise Russo will be coordinating the Flex Calendar program.
Title V Activity Coordinator
Cabrillo representative to the Online Education Initiative
2006 to present, and 1997–2005
Director, Teaching & Learning Center, Cabrillo College
Distance Education, Technology Training and Support, Staff Development, Digital Media Instructor, Program Chair (2011 to present)
Online instructor with @ONE, a technology training project funded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office
Director of Enrollment Services
Coordination of the Enrollment Services Center project.