Issue 8 / Aug. 2015
SAME GREAT WORK, NEW LOCATION!
CIDET has recently moved! Don’t worry, we haven’t moved far! We’re still located in Scully Hall, just at the other end of the building. The new space has allowed us to create a Collaboration Room where we can partner together with faculty and staff on new innovative projects. We still offer the same services as before:
- Supporting & training faculty with Academic Technology (including Brightspace, iClickers, iPads, etc.).
- Collaborating with faculty on hybrid course offerings and innovative technology.
- Recording and producing quality multimedia presentations for classroom use.
If you’re in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by! We will be adding signage outside to direct traffic. We hope to see you soon!
Brightspace comes with a plethora of data analysis tools for faculty. One of these tools, the “View Progress” tool, allows faculty to see what their students have been doing in the online classroom. Whether you’re an online instructor and you want to see how often students are posting to the forums, or a four year faculty member who just wants to see if students are accessing the class materials you posted in Brightspace, the “View Progress” tool can be extremely useful. To see how you can view a students’ progress in Brightspace, please see this tutorial (6 min.) :
Viewing Student Progress
TWO MINUTES (or less!) WITH THE WELLEHAN LIBRARY
Take a peek at the work-in-progress that will soon be
the new, interim Library-Learning Commons.
(Click picture on the left.)
FACULTY / STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Study Away Coordinator
Suzanne Murphy is currently Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Study Away Coordinator. As Assistant Director of Continuing Education, she coordinates transfer agreements with community colleges and other schools across the country for SJC’s online programs. She is also interim coordinator for corporate partnerships for the online programs. In addition, she serves as interim exhibit manager, scheduling staff and managing displays and informational materials for recruitment at transfer fairs, education fairs and professional development conferences.
As Study Away Coordinator, Suzanne works with the traditional four-year students to guide them through the process of applying to study away, either internationally or domestically. SJC has recently made a stronger commitment to encourage experiential learning in a variety of formats. Suzanne is excited and pleased to be part of this effort as Study Away Coordinator.
For several years, Suzanne has co-coordinated the annual Faculty Conference with June Irvine, Project Manager for Continuing Education. Together, they have shared the responsibilities for this important annual event, which became an all-faculty conference in 2014, after years of its being for online faculty only.
Suzanne lives in Portland and is a devotee of literature, film, music, community radio and Scarborough Beach.
Online Project and ADA Coordinator/ Academic Center ELL Coordinator & Advising
June Irvine came to Saint Joseph’s College in 2005 and has worked primarily as the project coordinator for the online division. In this capacity she has been charged with organizing on-campus programming for the online college, which includes Summer Session, the AP Summer Institute, and the CPA Workshop series. During her tenure at Saint Joe’s, June earned her MBA in Leadership through the online college and is an instructor in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs as well as teaching Introduction to Management in the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Her own experience as an online student has given her great empathy for her own students’ challenges. Recently June has joined The Academic Center team and will be coordinating online ADA accommodations, ELL services for on-campus students Accuplacer placement testing as well as assisting with the department’s advising program. This fall she will also teach in the First Year Experience program on the Sebago Lake Campus.
Along with Suzanne Murphy, June has co-chaired the Faculty Conference for Teaching and learning for the last two years and has chaired the Sessions Committee. She particularly enjoys facilitating this event, which gives online and on-campus faculty the opportunity to network.
June lives in Standish, not far from the college, with her husband, three cats and little white dog, Milo. She enjoys walking on the beach, hiking in the woods, exploring Portland’s many wonderful restaurants and spending time with her extended family, which includes 10 grandchildren.
A HUGE thank you to both June and Suzanne for their involvement in the planning and facilitation of this year’s Faculty Conference.
A great time was had by all!