CUNY WRITING FELLOW, College of Staten Island

CUNY WRITING FELLOW, SEPT 2001- AUG 2003

CUNY: College of Staten Island, Staten Island, N.Y.

Working with professors from diverse disciplines throughout the college to integrate writing into the course curriculum; regular discussions with faculty about issues in cross-curricula composition and rhetoric; and regular meetings with a cohort of writing fellows to share strategies and experience.

  • Collaborated with Economics, Math and Film faculty to integrate writing into the course curriculum for introductory classes
  • Meeting weekly with professors to discuss the status of current writing projects and to discuss upcoming projects
  • Implementing writing journal for outside readings and paper projects as well as cultivating in-class exercises that use writing to help generate ideas and facilitate discussion
  • Attending weekly meetings with writing fellow coordinator to discuss pedagogical methodology

Instructional Technology Fellow, CUNY: Honors College

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FELLOW, August 2003-DEC 2005

CUNY: HONORS COLLEGE, NEW YORK, N.Y.

Work closely with faculty and students to integrate instructional technologies into the the Freshman and Sophomore Honors seminars; develop training materials and present resources to the college community online as well as in the classroom; and develop innovative ways of extending classroom discussion and scholarly resources through an assortment of web-based tools.

• Working within the CUNY Honor College as a technological liaison between professors and students.
• Integrating new technologies (such as multi-media presentations, website-design, weblogs, and online-research) into the fabric of four distinct Honors College seminars by assisting professors in shaping their curricula to embrace new technologies while training students how to use this technology.
• Directing workshops for students on the uses of various software for enhancing their class presentations, such as WordPress, Drupal, MediaWiki, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and I-Movie.
• Assisting students in the Honors with any technical problems they may be having with their computers (each member of the Honors College is given a MAC laptop as they enter the program).

Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Mary Washington

General Description of Job/Objective:

Advance the University’s commitment to academic excellence by helping faculty integrate teaching and learning technologies into their pedagogy, research and other professional activity. Work closely with faculty, staying current with individual teaching and research practices and needs; aggressively pursue knowledge of teaching and learning technologies and best practices in their uses; develop information technologies into locally useful instructional and scholarly tools; and provide individual assistance including information technology exploration, consultation, troubleshooting, support, management and training. Contribute tactical and strategic perspective to the development of the University’s vision of effective use of technologies in teaching and learning.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with faculty to assist with the integration of teaching and learning technologies into their pedagogy.
  • Assist faculty in evaluating discipline-specific instructional software and with effective integration of new information technologies into their professional and research programs.
  • Engage in individual and collaborative professional research and assist in scholarly, departmental and divisional avenues of exploring new technologies for the UMW campus community.
  • Develop and provide for faculty professional development opportunities for basic skills in and instructional uses of information technologies. The scope of any single project of this type may be institution-wide, campus-wide, building-wide or one-on-one, and it may include workshops, online tutorials and/or demonstrations.
  • Develop documentation of information technologies relevant to academic uses in the UMW community.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Department of Information Technologies to ensure that the basic computing environment in academic settings functions effectively to enable appropriate teaching and learning activities. Such settings include computer labs and computer enhanced classrooms. Serve as a “customer-support manager” for solutions to problems in these settings as needed and appropriate.
  • Assist in the training and of a cadre of student aides who can perform valuable tasks in supporting technologies as they are used in teaching and learning at UMW.
  • Assist in providing technology training to staff and students.
  • Collaborate to develop proposals for corporate, federal, state, and other funding related to the use of information technologies in the instructional program.
  • If appropriately qualified and when academic department requests have been approved by the Director and the Vice President, participate in instructional roles related to specific academic background as requested by academic departments.