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Online Faculty Mentors 2016-2017


                     City College 
                     Aileen Gum
                     Mentor Office Hours: Contact Aileen for Appt.
                      Phone: 619-388-3610

My experience with teaching hybrid and fully online classes started in 2003 with SDCCD Online and more recently, English 92 with San Diego State University. For SDCCD, I usually teach English 48 or 49 with City College, both of which I designed and continue to revise. English and ESOL classes fill my on-campus life and I recently started coordinating the new AH ESOL Lab at City. My training includes an MA in French Linguistics from CU- Boulder, an MA in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, and certifications for Online Pedagogy from UCSD and the SDCCD Online Certification. Iím looking forward to sharing ideas and creating effective methods for online instruction with my colleagues.

Joe Safdie, Mesa College Mesa College
Joe Safdie
Office: G-338
Mentor Office Hours: Mondays 2-5 p.m.
Phone: 619-388-2332

Joe Safdie has been teaching at Mesa College since the fall of 2005 and is now an Associate Professor of English. He's been teaching online, however, since 1997 in Washington State, where he was one of the founding members of "Washington Online" (WAOL), a consortium of online classes taught at different colleges around the state, which offers all the required classes for an AA; last spring, he was one of a small group of faculty who piloted Blackboard Learn 9.1 in their classes. He continues to be interested in the prospect of expanding educational access through new and existing online courses Ė for example, he used CCC Confer last semester to talk with one of his students who was stationed in Iraq, explaining some possible corrections on his essay through the shared desktop feature.  One of his central concerns is making the pedagogy of online classes both rigorous and welcoming to prospective students, and heís enjoying taking the new online faculty training and certification class as a means to that end.

Rechelle MojicaMiramar College
Rechelle Mojica
Office: LLRC High Tech Center #102
Mentor Office Hours: Contact Rechelle for Appt.
Phone: 619-388-7606
Rechelle's Introduction Video

Universal Design for Learning Workshop

My experience with distance education began in 1995, at San Diego State Universityís Interwork Institute where I was the Assistant Director at the Center for Distance Learning; I came to Miramar College and have taught both on campus and online since 2001.

I have extensive knowledge of distance education, including development of curriculum, website accessibility and Universal Design.  I have experience with WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai and Moodle course management systems. I have experience with the Section 504 and 508 regulations, ADA and issues related to providing access to persons with disabilities within higher education settings. I have twenty years experience working with individuals with disabilities, including the use of educational and adaptive technology.

In addition to the Online Faculty Training and Certification through SDCCD I have completed the @ONE Online Teaching Certification. I am a Distance Credentialed Facilitator and have a Certificate in Rehabilitation Technology and Engineering. I really enjoy working with students and faculty both online and in the face-to-face environment.  Please contact me to schedule a time to meet!

Jane Newcomb

Continuing Education
Jane Newcomb
Office: 1804 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 388-1800

Iíve been an instructor with SD Continuing Ed at North City Center since 1998. The last 8 years Iíve been an Associate Professor of Business Information Technology.

I collaborated with BIT staff to develop the current Interactive Media Certificate Program (IMCP) curriculum which consists of 3 modules - Print, Multimedia and Web. During the last 3 years Iíve instructed online Blackboard/WebCT classes for Continuing Ed.
Presently I am serving as the Assistant Program Chair for BIT.

Iíve had a broad range of experience in the creative arts as a
graphic designer, photographer, web developer, and artist in
watercolor and pastel.

Before entering the Multimedia field, I taught fine arts to
adults and children for over 30 years.

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