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Teaching

teaching philosophy and selection of course stewardship

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -Willliam Arthur Ward

Teaching Statement

I aim not only to empower students with an employable web design skillset, but to inspire them. My teaching style is hands-on and quick-paced. I try to avoid buzzwords like 'flipped classroom', 'hybrid', 'technology in the classroom', OER' etc. Being that I teach in a tech-heavy computer lab with devices that are constantly connected to the internet and software to boot, those teaching methods have always been part of my philosophy and style. My courses are very much interactive and project-based. Students actively work alongside me to learn the necessary skills for the demanding pace of technology.

I am somewhat informal in my teaching style and try to remain very open, accessible, and approachable for students. I encourage group work, collaboration and exploration through trial and error. I love being in the classroom watching the moment when a student grasps a new concept and the self-gratification they receive through the process of discovery and learning. I believe in the mentality that a great teacher helps students learn in a way in which the student feels like they've discovered or learned the concepts themselves. I try to give students all of the information necessary for success and let them discover and connect the last few dots.

Course Stewardship

I steward the following courses for the Visual Art & Design Department. This stewardship has come from my creation of the Web Design AAS degree and the Web Design CP, along with their accompanying PCO's and CCO's.

ART 2440 Website Design

Students learn the knowledge and skills needed to build and manage professional websites using Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Students create interactive websites, graphics, animation, and advanced styling using HTML, CSS, and Java-script.

ART 2550 User Interface Design

Execute design process in relation to user design and user experience (UI & UX) . Control Information hierarchy, design user behaviors, prototype user interfaces with interactions, and execute responsive web design strategies.

ART 2590 Dynamic Web Design

In this capstone web design course students will learn the essentials of designing websites that have dynamically changing content. Basic knowledge and structure of database-driven websites with user-generated content using PHP and MySQL will be discussed. Foundations in validating and processing form data along with designing themes for open source content management systems are taught.

ART 2400 Web Project Management

Students will develop the skills necessary to manage website development and design projects from conception to delivery. Students create project specifications based upon a client’s input and then write a project proposal, develop a project plan using the industry-leading project management software, manage a project, react to unexpected issues, and deliver a final product.

ART 2580 Interactive Design & Animation

Use interactive design software to create interactive experiences and animations. Learn the basics of scripting to control animations, transitions, and interactions triggered from various forms of user input and interactive devices.

ART 2570 e-Commerce Design

Covers the strategy and methodology in creating e-Commerce website designs. Topics include demographics of the Internet, opportunity and risk assessment, competitive analysis, current technologies, and e-Commerce trends.

ART 2510 Mobile Publishing Seminar

Students will refine electronic, mobile, and web publishing techniques to create cutting edge publications and visual based applications for mobile devices and outlets such as the Apple App Store. This capstone course will review the latest trends in social media giving students exposure to many of the most popular trends in graphic arts, mobile publishing, and social media.

THIS PHOTO IS OF OUR IPAD CART WHERE WE TEACH WEB & MOBILE APP DESIGN

STUDENTS IN OUR HANDS ON TECH SAVVY CLASSROOM

Service

school, department, and college committees and service

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do. C.G. Jung

Service is a key component to a successful tenure in one's society and professional life. I often stay after class late, schedule one-on-ones with students, and tutor and mentor past graduates through email and other means.

I've played a role on many committees and organizations both within Salt Lake Community College and the community at large. I've represented the Visual Art & Design department through various college and service committees. In addition to the committee work, I've actively developed many new course offerings and degrees and certificates within the VAD department. A sampling of this committee and serve work is outlined below.

Salt Lake Community College


eLET Committee (2015)

I joined the eLearning and Educational Technologies committee.

Faculty Load Taskforce (2012 - 2014)

I served as a member of the Faculty Load taskforce, which is an SLCC committee set up with the charge of finding inequalities throughout the entire college in regards to faculty load and compensation. The committee meets twice a month and is charged with finding inequalities and also recommending possible resolutions.

Faculty Senate (2009 - 2012)

I served on the Faculty Senate as the Visual Art & Design Department representative. This committee is a SLCC committee and meets twice per month.

Quality Higher Education Council (2009 - 2010)

I served on the Quality Higher Education Council. This committee is a SLCC committee and meets twice per month.

Education Learning & Technologies (eLET) (2015-2016)

I served on the Education Learning & Technologies (eLET) committee in 2015-2016. This committee is charged with review and enhancement of college policies and practices in relation to online learning.

School of Arts, Comm, & Media


Faculty Merit Committee

Served on the merit ranking committee charged with assessing merit to the entire school's applicants

Web Design Instructor Hiring Committee

I served on the hiring committee for a new Web Design instructor as part of the CBJT Department of Labor grant. I worked work closely with the newly hired faculty member on curriculum and program development and served as her faculty mentor.

SACM Building Committee (2010 - 2014)

I served on the building committee for the new Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus.

SkillsUSA Utah Web Design Contest Education Team Leader (2016)

I served as the education team leader charged with responsbilities of running the state web design SkillsUSA contest for all secondary and post-secondary schools.

Visual Art & Design Department


Web Design Area Specialization Representative (2012 - 2016)

I serve as the web design representative and oversee advising, curriculum, and assessment for the VAD AAS Web Design Degree.

Skills USA National Trip Advisor

I accompanied and advised the Visual Art & Design department winners to the national SkillsUSA competition held in Kansas City.

Skills USA Committee Web Design Advisor (2010 - 2016)

I am the web design advisor for the students competing from our department in the Web Design category of Skills USA. Over the years my teams have had 1st, 2nd, and 8th place finishes at the national competition and 1st and 3rd at the state level competition, boosting SLCC's brand as a top web design school.

Student Art Showcase Chair (2012)

I chaired the 2012 Student Art Showcase and was responsible for overseeing the entire production. As part of the duties I revamped our online submission website and coordinated and handled all show related details. The project spanned several months of planning, preparation, and execution.

SLCC Student Art Showcase Co-Chair (2011)

I co-chaired the Student Art Showcase committee with Ed Rosenberger as Chair

Student Art Showcase Committee (2010 - 2016)

I serve on the Student Art Showcase Committee and run the entire online submission process as well as name plate generation, and winners' certificate generation.

Computer Lab Committee (2009 - 2016)

I served on the Computer Lab Committee. This committee is a Visual Art & Design Department committee tasked with managing and overseeing the many computer labs within the VAD.

Curriculum Development


VAD Certificate of Mobile Publishing

I created the The Web Design Certificate of Completion in conjunction with Jessica Curran within the Visual Art & Design Department. It is officially listed on the college catalog.  Reference

Web Design AAS Degree

I created the The Web Design AAS degree within the Visual Art & Design Department which is officially on the college catalog.  Reference

Web Design Certificate Of Completion

I created the The Web Design Certificate of Completion within the Visual Art & Design Department which is officially on the college catalog.  Reference

ART 2510 New Course Creation

I created the CCO and course curriculum for a new offering titled "Mobile Publishing Seminar", which became part of the AAS in Web Design. This was done in conjuction with faculty member Jessica Curran  Reference

ART 2590 New Course Creation

I created the CCO and course curriculum for a new offering titled "Dynamic Web Design", which became part of the AAS in Web Design.  Reference

ART 2580 New Course Creation

I created the CCO and course curriculum for a new offering titled "Web Animation", which became part of the AAS in Web Design.  Reference

ART 2400 New Course Creation

I created the CCO and course curriculum for a new offering titled "Web Project Management, which became part of the AAS in Web Design.  Reference

ART 2570 New Course Creation

I created the CCO and course curriculum for a new offering titled "e-Commerce Design", which became part of the AAS in Web Design.  Reference

ART 2550 New Course Creation

I created the CCO and course curriculum for a new offering titled "Web Design II", which became part of the AAS in Web Design.  Reference