Faculty Professional Development

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is working hard to give our faculty the training and resources they need to offer the highest level of teaching using alternative modes of instruction. To help our faculty succeed, we chose two college-level champions as well as departmental-level champions and leaders who have experience and expertise teaching hybrid or online courses. The CHHS champions and leaders will work with the faculty to promote standards, set expectations, and provide support for quality teaching and learning. 

CHHS Champions & Leaders 

Faculty Champions

Linda Kiltz

Linda KiltzDr. Linda Kiltz is an adjunct faculty in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management where she teaches and designs courses in emergency management.  Linda has over 14 years of experience designing, developing, evaluating, and teaching online courses in higher education.  She has expertise in a variety of learning management systems and e-learning technologies, instructional design and adult learning,  and program assessment and accreditation.  She has designed and developed over 50 courses that meet quality matter standards and is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. 

Dr. Linda Kiltz is the former the Academic Program Director for the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Master of Science in Emergency Management in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.  She was also a professor in the MPA program at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi.  Dr. Kiltz has over two decades of leadership experience working in both the nonprofit and government sector developing and implementing innovative programs and policies to address community problems including crime and violence, poverty and hunger, and emergency preparedness among vulnerable populations. Besides working in higher education, Dr. Kiltz has served as an officer in the U.S. Army, a sheriff’s deputy, and training manager in local law enforcement, and as a community educator for nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing family violence and child abuse.

In her spare time, she operates an organic farming operation with her husband near Kalispell, Montana where they raise grass-fed beef, eggs from free-range chickens, and 49 varieties of organic apples. 

Email: Linda Kiltz

Phone: 406-407-0360 (cell) (Mountain Time)

Video about Linda Kiltz that she uses as a welcome in her classes:

Casey Goeller

Casey GoellerMr. Casey Goeller is a full-time lecturer in the Gerontology program in the FCS Department, where he has been teaching online and hybrid classes for the past 12 years here at the Beach.  In addition, he currently serves as the campus Quality Matters Coordinator and is a Master Reviewer as well as a QM Course facilitator in two core classes.  With over 30 national online course reviews completed, he has been able to develop a broad skill set in various learning management systems and best practices in the online environment.  He works closely with the Chancellor’s Office in online and blended learning projects and workshops.  In addition to his degree in Gerontology, he also has a Masters's degree in Educational Technology.

In the course of his duties working with the Academic Technology Department, he has conducted a number of faculty training workshops and previously served as the campus eLearning consultant during his time on the transition team that applied our current learning management system, Desire2Learn in 2011.  Previous employment prior to his career in academia, Mr. Goeller enjoyed a long career in hospitality management and worked for six years in IT.  After his undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Florida, he served as a commissioned officer in the US Army at various locations around the globe.  Following that service, he was a French-language student at the University of Montpellier, France.  He has two children and five grandchildren.

When not engaging in campus activities, he enjoys restoring classic cars, travel, and any kind of photography.

Email: Casey Goeller

 

Department Champions & Leaders

The purpose of the champions is to lead the college's faculty learning community for alternative modes of instruction. Additionally, the Department/School may have a leader to assist champions with faculty support. 

Upcoming Training Webinars

August 13 - FCS Alternative Modes of Instruction

Join Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for an open forum where everyone will share their tips, experiences, and learn from each other. We will not just talk about technology and tools, but will also discuss how to actively engage students in an online setting and different ways to do an icebreaker.

  • Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Time: 1-3 pm

RSVP: Email Long Wang to RSVP and get Zoom details. 

August 18 - Transitioning to Alternative Instruction (PT)

Physical Therapy Department Faculty Panel

  • Date: Tuesday, August 18
  • Time: 10:00 am

Topics discussed:

  • Strategies implemented by Physical Therapy faculty for increasing online and offline student engagement
  • Practical advice for teaching hands-on virtual skill labs
  • Challenges, successes, and areas of improvement'

RSVP: Email Jackie Dawson to RSVP and get Zoom details. 

August 18 - Remote Learning with Flipgrid (RLS)

Facilitator: Dr. Curt Davidson, Recreation and Leisure Studies Department Champion 

This workshop is geared towards using Flipgrid for courses this fall. "This is one of the best tools I’ve found for creating meaningful experiences that students can do for learning our types of curriculum," Dr. Davidson says. "There’s no experience necessary to use this tool. It’s super easy and simple to use." 

  • Date: Tuesday, August 18
  • Time: 2:00 pm

RSVP: Email Curt Davidson to RSVP and get Zoom details. 

Resources for Teaching Remotely 

Quick References 

AMI Syllabus

BeachBoard

Zoom 

Instructional Strategies

Digital Content Creation

  • How Video Production Affects Student Engagement
  •  MIT research study that states that shorter videos are much more engaging, that informal talking-head videos are more engaging, that Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging, that even high-quality pre-recorded classroom lectures might not make for engaging online videos, and that students engage differently with lecture and tutorial videos
  • Video Length in Online Courses: What the Research Says
  • Quality Matters presents two studies that provide a lot of useful information for practice. Additional article, Emporia State University.
  • Microsoft Stream - Space for students to upload their video projects using the Microsoft 365 tool set (1 TB) available for free
  • Microsoft Sway - Create visually striking newsletters, presentations, and documentation in minutes.
  • Adobe Spark - Online application for students to create social graphics, short videos, and web pages for their course projects.
  • Adobe Suite: Free student access to the Adobe Suite up to the end of this S20 semester. Free to faculty and staff.
  • Producing Videos at Home or Office - Benefits of instructor-created video for online courses.
  • 20 Free Tools to Create Multimedia  - List of interactive apps and tools to enrich your stories and boost engagement, from copyright-free images to video, data visualizations, and infographics.
  • YouTube Fair Use & Copyright - YouTube Creators Channel

Academic Integrity & Online Assessment

Accessibility & Equity

Research

Doing Fieldwork in a Pandemic (Deborah Lupton) - how to turn fieldwork that was initially planned as using face-to-face methods into a more ‘hands-off’ mode specifically, ideas for avoiding in-person interactions by using mediated forms that will achieve similar ends.