University of Phoenix
Higher Education Administration
I have over 20 years experience working on campus and online; at 2-year institutions and 4-year institutions, for both public colleges and private universities. Research areas of interest include Online Education, Marriage & Family, & Women's Studies.
Higher Education Administration
Liberal Studies; Minor in Physical Education
Under the guidance of the Department Chair, I create syllabi to coordinate with student learning outcomes; prepare and administer lectures, exams, and other learning materials. I have taught face-to-face classes and am currently teaching online classes using Canvas.
I facilitate learning among adult learners. Working in a student-centered learning environment, students learn lessons in class that they may immediately apply on the job, in their interactions, and in their writing. Techniques used to establish a student-centered learning environment include but are not limited to: (a) Establish Adult-to-Adult Rapport by monitoring my tone to demonstrate respect at all times and create a participatory environment; (b) Facilitate Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions by encouraging students to relate theory to their life experiences; and (c) Facilitate Adult Independence by providing clear instructions for all assignments, providing prompt feedback and providing assignment grading criteria (rubrics) in advance. Began transitioning to Blackboard December 2018.
I facilitated learning among adult learners.
As a part-time lecturer at CSUB taught a number of undergraduate sociology courses. This involved the review and selection of texts, the creation of syllabi to coordinate with student learning outcomes, the preparation, and administration of lectures and exams and assisting students with and evaluating research projects.
I had the pleasure of working with a group of like-minded individuals on a number of grant-funded projects. I analyzed qualitative data collected from focus groups and interviews for a grant-funded by Building Healthy Communities (BHC) and AmeriCorps. I also participated in the report writing for other BHC-funded projects.
Under the guidance of John Means, Associate Chancellor, Economic Workforce, I engaged in research to establish baseline data and evaluation services for a number of SB70 and Tech Prep grants in a three-college district. I also developed electronic query tools and customized reports for the Institutional Research Office using SCT Banner, ODS/Discoverer, ODBC and other database software. The reports provide district end-users summary trend data on program performance for each of the State’s Perkins IV core indicators.
Under the guidance of Jesus M. Garcia, Research Coordinator I planned and executed analyses that monitor population growth and change in Kern County, CA. This includes but is not limited to the study of K-12 enrollment trends, enrollment projections, studies of at-risk youth, education outcomes and college-going rates. I also assisted divisions within KCSOS in the specification, acquisition, use of, and interpretation of data and information. Key projects and accomplishments include establishing and maintaining rapport with school and district staff as the Kern County CBEDS Coordinator; developing survey instruments, collecting data and writing reports that supported the Kern County Teacher Development Initiative; and the annual analysis of the Truancy Reduction Program (TRP) for Kern County.
Title: Good Enough to Teach? A Study of Not-Fully Credentialed Teachers n Kern County
Data Drives the Discussion: Addressing the Issue of Teacher Preparation in Kern County Schools
Title: Diversity in Schools… Success for All
The Kern County 1996-97 Truancy Reduction Program
Using SAS to Analyze Demographic Data
Statistical Reports as Instruments of Change
State Mandated K-12 Educational Statistics on the Web
ERS Spectrum, 16(3):25-35