Winners of OLC Award For Excellence In Faculty Development For Online Teaching

This week, at the Online Learning Consortium Accelerate conference, the Professional Development Team of the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative is being honored with the 2019 OLC Award For Excellence In Faculty Development For Online Teaching.

This award recognizes an OLC member institution that has developed and delivered an outstanding, comprehensive program for faculty professional development in online teaching. Please join me in congratulating the @ONE team, who support student success in the California Community Colleges (CCC) every day through the development of strong, effective online teachers:

Stacey Carrasco, Senior Program Coordinator
Karen Oeh, Program Coordinator
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor for Online Teaching & Learning
Helen Graves, Instructional Designer
Cheryl Chapman, Instructional Designer
Shawn Valcárcel, Instructional Designer

We also want to recognize the “A-Team” – the accessibility specialists who have been working with us since 2016 to make hundreds of online courses from across the system more equitable for students with disabilities:

Marisa McKnees
Shawn Jordison
Mark Mintz

The talented team above could not serve 60,000 CCC educators across 72 districts without a real online network of educators bringing their expertise, passion, and dedication to the services we provide. Our course facilitators and our Course Design Academy reviewers all work in our system – as full-time and part-time instructors, counselors, instructional designers, Distance Education Coordinators, administrators, and Canvas admins – and all bring their understanding of our students and our mission to their work. Whether you are an experienced CCC online instructor or hoping to be, you can’t find better partners to guide and mentor you as you refine your online teaching practice than the folks who contribute to @ONE:

Aloha Sargent Cabrillo                                          Kim PippaTonnesen Columbia College

Amy Evangelista Coastline                                  Kristin Smith City College of San Francisco

Angela Drumm Mt. San Jacinto                            Larry Green Lake Tahoe Community College

Arnita Porter West Los Angeles                           Leslie Easton San Diego City College

Audrey Blumeneau Cabrillo                                  Leslie Reeves American River College

Belen Torres-Gil Rio Hondo                                 Lisa Sayles College of the Redwoods

Brianna Kuhn San Diego CCD                              Margaret Phelps Ventura College

Carly Zeller College of the Siskiyous                    Maria Fernandez College of the Siskiyous

Carolyn Fiori San Mateo                                      Maria Mendoza-Escobedo Coastline

Catherine Hillman Cuesta                                    Maritez Apigo Contra Costa College

Catherine McKee Mt. San Antonio                       Matt Vasques Cuesta College

Chelsea Cohen Laney                                          Matthew Mooney Santa Barbara City College

Christi Blauwkamp Copper Mountain                   Mayra Gomez Mt. San Jacinto

Christine Dobrowolski Redwoods                        Meg Phelps Ventura College

Colleen Harmon Cuesta                                       Michele Alaniz City College of San Francisco

Cynthia Wilshusen Cuesta                                   Michelle Macfarlane Sierra College

Damaris (DJ) Hawkins Riverside CCD                  Mike Smedshammer Modesto Junior College

Dennis Cambara Chaffey                                     Monica Z. Eastridge Mt. San Jacinto College

Dipali Buch Folsom Lake                                      Nadia Sayeh San Diego City College

Donna Eyestone City College of San Francisco    Pat James MSJC, OEI (ret.)

Dyan Pease Sacramento City                               Paul Burwick Shasta College

Elizabeth Morgan College of the Desert               Sandra C. Haynes Pasadena City College

Fabiola Torres Glendale                                      Scott McAfee College of the Canyons

Francisco Corchado Hartnell                               Steven Rodriguez Pasadena City College

Gregory Beyrer Cosumnes                                  Suzanne Wakim Butte College

James Glapa-Grossklag College of the Canyons     Sylvia Amitoelau Coastline Community College

Jennifer Kattman Sierra College                           Teresa Borden Columbia College

Jennifer Pakula Saddleback College                   Tracy Schaelen Southwestern College

Joanna Miller Contra Costa CCD                          Tracy Stuntz Clovis College

Kathy Arnold West Valley College                        Vanessa Chavez Rio Hondo

Katie Conklin West Hills                                        Vernon Martin Sierra College

Katie Palacios San Diego Mesa                           Veronica Van Ry Taft College

Ken Cooper Los Rios CCD                                   

Finally, we owe a debt of gratitude for the support of our Executive Director, Jory Hadsell (CVC-OEI); our Executive Sponsor, Joe Moreau (Vice Chancellor of Technology for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District); and the leadership of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.

If you want to learn more about the work of the entire @ONE team, you can view this brief (4 min) overview video, visit our website, or follow @CVCOEI and @ONEforTraining on Twitter!

Thank you to everyone who has supported online teaching and learning in the California Community College system through @ONE and CVC-OEI!

Autumn Bell
Director of Professional Development, CVC-OEI/@ONE

Posted in Articles.

Autumn (@AutumnJBell) is the Chief Professional Development Officer for the CCC California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI). In this role, she ensures CCC faculty, staff, and administrators have access to professional development that supports student access to, and success in, high-quality online courses.

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