I have been at Mayville State for almost thirteen years. Over that time, I have had many amazing opportunities learn and serve. My primary role is Instructional Designer. Other "hats" I have worn are listed here as well, starting with the most recent.
Instructional Coach and Co-Facilitator for Title III grant, 5/20 - present MSU Title III Improving Institutions Grant, Mayville State University, Mayville, ND
Models effective practice and provides support for thirty-three faculty members taking the ACUE Effective Online Teaching course
Evaluates and supports active learning practices for faculty members teaching online and in-person
Collects and analyzes data measuring impact of grant activities on institutional goals in collaboration with Institutional Research Specialist and other grant personnel
Contributes to the composition and refinement of action items addressing Title III research questions
Online Adjunct Instructor, 5/20 - present Nursing Division, Mayville State University, Mayville, ND Co-instructor for NURS 610, Foundations and Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education
Models process and results of Design Thinking for nursing educator students
Responsible for the teaching and learning sections of the course as part of the Masters of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator Track
Develops Storyline 360 modules for this class, including Chickering and Gamson module (see module on my e-Learning page)
Develops mico-lectures using Camtasia 2020 and VoiceThread
Digital Accessibility Specialist, 5/19 - present Office of Extended Learning, Mayville State University
Provides support and training for the movement toward an accessible campus
Tracks and reports progress with Blackboard Ally and institutional accessibility with classes
Maintains current knowledge of ADA requirements for accessibility of digital academic content
Incorporates a Universal Design philosophy to support accessible document development
Instructional Designer, 6/17 - present Office of Extended Learning, Mayville State University
Lead the subcommittee for Training and Education of faculty, staff and students for the COVID-19 Restart Taskforce. Designed, developed and managed SafeColleges training modules
Designed and developed Storyline 360training module for Crucial Conversations during MSU's return to campus fall 2020. (see sample my e-Learning page)
Provides technical and pedagogical support for use of Zoom for all faculty, staff and students
Spearheaded Advancing Education at MSU initiative and now chairs mini-grant committee for funds of $10,000 for innovative pedagogical projects.
Same duties as listed below for Director of Instructional Design
Director of Instructional Design, 9/09 - 6/17 Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Mayville State University
Managed the design, development and evaluation processes for online courses
Assessed course-level objectives for measure-ability and alignment with available learning resources, evaluated learning activities, and the course purpose
Provided guidance for subject matter experts in the development of online learning
Conducted needs assessments to identify, design, develop and implement relevant and timely learning experiences and technology solutions
Provided training and technical support for instructional technologies such as Blackboard Learn, Moodle, Tegrity, YuJa, Taskstream, Hoonuit, and Qualtrics
Director of Academic Assessment, 3/16 – 6/17 Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Mayville State University, Mayville, ND
Same duties as listed for Interim Director of Academic Assessment
Interim Director of Academic Assessment, 8/15 – 3/16 Office of Academic Affairs, Mayville State University, Mayville, ND
Oversaw the university academic assessment process
Collaborated with Division Chairs, Coordinators, the Chair of the Essential Studies Committee and the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Conducted training and assessment events to assist faculty with assessment needs
Provided guidelines for curriculum development and mapping to assist divisions in the alignment with and measurement of program-level and institutional-level student learning outcomes
Provided leadership and guidance for Assessment Coordinators as they work with their division members to facilitate day-to-day assessment work and the Annual Report process
Conducted and reported annual progress of institution toward program- and institutional- level student learning outcomes.
Collaborated with Institutional Effectiveness Office in ad hoc research and analysis to develop a transparent strategic planning process and plan.
Adjunct Instructor, 1/14 – present Business Division, Mayville State University, Mayville, ND
CIS 385: Contemporary Multimedia Tools (online). This is an approved Essential Studies 4 credit lab course in the Science and Technology category. Using the ADDIE process, students have hands-on experience with finding, evaluating, using and recommending free multimedia tools (mTools) to use in personal and professional settings.
CIS 115, 116, 117 (on campus): Introduction to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Utilized SAM, an interactive online learning tool, to introduce freshmen to the basic concepts of Microsoft Office
BOTE 347 (on campus): Computer Applications in Business. Intermediate to advanced use of spreadsheet (Excel) and database (Access) applications.
Assistant Director of Academic Assessment, 8/13 – 8/15 Office of Academic Affairs, Mayville State University
Collaborated with the Director of Academic Assessment (DAA) in overseeing and improving the university assessment process
Worked cooperatively with faculty and administrators across the university to advance assessment and evaluation efforts
Facilitated workshops & recorded video tutorials to assist faculty with applying assessment results to improve achievement of student learning outcomes
Facilitated the selection and implementation of a variety of teaching/instructional strategies designed to meet learners’ needs and student learning outcomes
Collaborated with the DAA and other members of the Assessment Team in the development, implementation and improvement of the Annual Report process; also, served as reviewer.
Learning Engineer, 8/08 – 8/12 (transitioned to part time after 8/09) Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo/Bismarck, ND
Collaborated with a team of civil engineers to design an e-learning curriculum for NDDOT workers on a variety of topics, including OSHA regulations and bridge building
Conducted extensive research and consulted with subject matter experts to develop content of e-learning modules
Developed e-learning modules using Articulate Studio ’09