It is with mixed emotions that I write this post and share that Michelle Pacansky-Brock has decided to leave CI. Michelle has accepted a new position as Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation with the California Community College system. She will be coordinating professional development efforts related to emerging technologies in online teaching and learning for @ONE and the CCC Online Education Initiative. We are excited for Michelle and her next adventure, but sad to see her leave CI. In her 3+ years at CI Michelle has been a core part of developing the Teaching & Learning Innovations team. She has guided our focus on humanized online learning, bringing us a new understanding of how we can connect, guide, and teach students in the online environment. Michelle’s impact will be felt at CI for years to come. Please join me in thanking her for all that she has given to our campus and wish her the best in her new position. If you wish to stay in touch with Michelle, follow her on Twitter @brocansky.
Please know that our Online Teaching Preparation Program that Michelle masterfully developed will continue. I will be teaching the program along with Safa Khan, Chemistry faculty at CI. Safa is an excellent online teacher and had the pleasure of shadowing Michelle throughout the course last spring. If you are interested in learning how to teach online with us in the fall, sign up here