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Tuesday, December 1

5:00pm PST

Conference Welcome & DET/CHE 35th Anniversary Celebration
In 1985 DET/CHE was founded by Media Directors who felt a need to discuss shared work interests, best practices, and research that were not being addressed by existing professional media organizations. Today DET/CHE provides a unique forum for discussing common management concerns within academic computing, instructional technology, media services, and distance education across all levels of California Higher Education. The historical development of DET/CHE over the past 35 years is certainly quite remarkable. Each of the panel members will be asked to reflect on their DET/CHE experiences from the perspective of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The individuals interviewed are a great mix of members that have a long history with the DET/CHE organization and a new member.

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Henry Burnett

Director of Media Services UC Santa Cruz (Retired), UC Santa Cruz
Dr. Henry J. Burnett is an educator and futurist fully committed to expanding access and success for students in higher education. Strategies for responding to a greater variety of student learning styles, consulting with faculty and introducing new technologies are high priorities... Read More →

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Fabiola Torres

Professor Of Ethnic Studies / @ONE Facilitator, Glendale Community College / @ONE
Fabiola is the daughter of two Mexican Immigrants, Fabiola Torres was raised under the rule of La Chancla - using a slipper to nudge children toward good behavior. Therefore working hard was a reflection of good behavior and good parenting. Now her parents are proud of their daughter... Read More →
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Liesl Boswell

Instructional Designer
Liesl Boswell, M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology, focuses on designing and developing effective “just-in-time” online self-paced accessibility resources for staff and faculty. Liesl has practiced accessibility since 2013 and leads accessibility efforts for the California Community... Read More →
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Howard Story

Director Emeritus, El Camino College
Mr. Howard Story worked in both the California K-12 and higher education systems for over 44 years. Howard spent most of his career in the Media and Technology areas of Education.After graduating from Cornell University with a Master’s degree in Communication Arts, Mr. Story worked... Read More →
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Kathy Fernandes

Academic Technology Officer, Calif State University, Chico
Kathy Fernandes has been a member of DET/CHE since the late 1990’s when she became the Director of Academic Technologies (DAT) at CSU Chico. She led the DETCHE Conference in 2005 held at UC Riverside. Was that really 15 years ago already? After working at Chico State for 25 years... Read More →

Tuesday December 1, 2020 5:00pm - 5:45pm PST
Wednesday, December 2

9:00am PST

LEVL Up - A student-led effort to support distance learners
Adopting a "by students, for students" approach to supporting virtual learners, Santa Clara University (SCU) launched the LEVL Up (Learning and Engaging in Virtual Learning) mini-course to help its students prepare for a completely online learning experience in fall 2020. LEVL Up offers student leaders' perspectives, guidance, and encouragement, including over 80 brief videos that capture students' own experiences in virtual learning in Spring 2020. Students complete 9 levels to hone their skills and knowledge related to goal setting, time management, technology and study spaces, learning strategies, campus resources, and the SCU virtual community. In this session SCU staff, our lead consultant, and student leaders will describe the LEVL Up development process, successes and takeaways.


Kevin Kelly

Kevin teaches online courses as a Lecturer in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. His current online General Education course is called How 2 Lrn w ur Mobile Device. He served for several years as SF State’s... Read More →

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Nancy Cutler

Deputy CIO for Academic Technology, Santa Clara University

Sandra Jamaleddine

Lead Communications and Events Student Coordinator, Santa Clara University Library
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Brian Larkin

Manager, Instructional Technology, Santa Clara University

Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST

1:30pm PST

The making of a successful academic technology process and plan
The emergence of Covid-19 has presented an opportune time to reconsider the academic technology offerings at Sacramento State, specially what are the essential elements of that baseline, how do we remain nimble in the face of seismic change, and how do we plan to more effectively support teaching and learning after the virus has subsided. This presentation will engage the audience along these themes, leveraging the broad expertise of DETCHE attendees to help the core academic technology group develop a near-term roadmap for academic technology in order to support the campus teaching and learning needs. This presentation will share and gain insights on what are today's mission-critical technology systems at Sacramento State and similar institutions, what is missing in our offerings?

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Jenae Cohn

Director, Academic Technology, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Jenae Cohn works as the Director of Academic Technology at California State University, Sacramento. She writes and speaks about teaching and learning in digital spaces and has taught college-level writing since 2011. Her forthcoming book, Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital... Read More →
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Dennis Dahlquist

Professor, California State University Sacramento
Dennis Dahlquist has taught Electrical and Computer Engineering courses, developing courses, redesigning courses and updating courses. Additionally, a CTL Mentor and CO Lead Faculty for Engineering and Computer Science. Taught blended (and flip classroom style), online, Education... Read More →
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Jean-Pierre Bayard

Sac State Faculty and AT Consultant for Fresno State, Sacramento State and Fresno State
Dr. Jean-Pierre Bayard is currently a professor of electrical & electronic engineering at Sacramento State, and a technology consultant at both Fresno State and Sacramento State. Until December 2019 and for five years, he was the Director for System-wide Learning Technologies and... Read More →

Peggy Kay

Associate VP, Academic Technology & Campus Engagement, CSU, Sacramento
Peggy Kay is a member of the Sacramento State University executive technology leadership team responsible for leading the IT Customer, Academic Technology and Web/Mobile services. She is the Associate Vice President for Academic Technology & Campus Engagement, and Leads effective... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
Thursday, December 3

10:00am PST

One Size Does NOT Fit All: SDSU’s Flexible Training for Online Teaching in the COVID Era
This panel discussion reflects on the decisions made, challenges faced, and lessons learned from SDSU's Flexible Course Design Summer Institute (FCDSI). In Summer 2020, SDSU's FCDSI trained nearly 1000 faculty members in online instruction. Our program, designed and facilitated in virtual space, featured faculty-helping-faculty. Nearly 30 module designers and peer mentors created content and mentored faculty through three 3-week sessions. Flexibility, empathy, and teamwork were key: participants completed four required modules and four elective modules catered to their instructional needs. Each co-presenter offers a unique perspective on the training from faculty needs, to administrative logistics, to Canvas architecture to facilitate flexibility, to assessment, and faculty tech support.Professor of History and Co-Facilitator of SDSU Flexible Course Design Summer Institute

Presentation Slides

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Elizabeth Pollard

Professor of History, San Diego State University
Elizabeth Pollard, SDSU Senate Distinguished Professor and Professor of History, was co-facilitator of FCDSI. At SDSU since 2002, Pollard is co-author of two widely-adopted textbooks on early world history and author of articles exploring History pedagogy using Twitter, Wikipedia... Read More →

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Michelle Peterson

Faculty Resource Coordinator, San Diego State Univeristy
Michelle Peterson is the Coordinator of Faculty Resources for Instructional Technology Services (ITS), where she helps faculty with smart classroom technology and the learning management system. She started working for ITS in April 2018 as the Learning Spaces Coordinator for the Engineering... Read More →
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James Frazee

Chief Academic Technology Officer, AVP, San Diego State University
Dr. James P. Frazee is Chief Academic Technology Officer and Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies and Environments at SDSU. A unit within the IT Division, Learning Technologies and Environments (LTE) provides vision and leadership to support excellence in teaching and... Read More →
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Maureen Guarcello

Research, Analytics, and Strategic Communications Specialist, San Diego State University
Dr. Maureen A. Guarcello is the Research, Analytics, and Strategic Communications Specialist within SDSU's Learning Technologies and Environments unit. Her research focuses upon the ways predictive and learning analytics inform student success interventions and higher education policy... Read More →
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Andrea Saltzman Martin

Instructional Designer, San Diego State University
Andrea Saltzman Martin, Instructional Designer for the College of Education and Instructional Technology Services, has been at SDSU since 2007. She supports faculty in the design, development, and facilitation of hybrid and online courses. Andrea has helped hundreds of instructors... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST

1:30pm PST

Why Student Led Innovation In Educational Technology?
There is an untapped resource on college campuses which, if embraced, would enable us to make great strides in educational equity and effectiveness. If students who drop-out of college can revolutionize industries and create companies like Microsoft and FaceBook, then why can't current college students be innovators in education? I will be presenting four fundamental reasons why students are the optimal innovators for educational technology: Students are diverse, recently felt academic struggles, have a fresh perspective, and have better access to conduct user centered design. My colleagues at UC San Diego will then enter a panel discussion on the benefits of student-led innovation in educational technology and how universities and departments can help foster and support these students.

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Monal Parmar

Educational Vision Technologies
Monal Parmar is an engineering graduate student at UC San Diego where he is a TA for entrepreneurship courses and is Cofounder, CEO, and CTO of Educational Vision Technologies (EVT). EVT specializes in using artificial intelligence to automate the creation of content for online courses... Read More →


Joanna Boval

Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
Joanna Boval is the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities at UC San Diego and has presented at national and international conferences on issues of universal design and access, policy development, and program implementation. She is also a member of UC San Diego's Equity... Read More →

Jimmy Cong

Jimmy Cong works at the Office for Students with Disabilities at UC San Diego as a Disability Specialist. His responsibilities include meeting with students to provide disability management counseling, keeping the OSD website up to date, and testing product accessibility around the... Read More →
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Treb Padula

Instructional Technologist, University of California, San Diego
Mr. Treb Padula is a Senior Educational Technology Specialist at the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Padula has worked in higher education for over 15 years. He spent 10 years working for California State University, Stanislaus, where he did everything from classroom technology... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST