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Dr. Susan C. Hines | susanchines@gmail.com | 858.731.7415

Professional Objective: Above all else, work must be meaningful and interesting. I remain in the higher education sector because work has never failed to deliver in these two areas. My administrative interests include academic support units, instructional technologies, libraries, and faculty development.

eTextbook Reserves Program | San José City College | San José, California | 2018-present
Dean. Developed Kindle-based program to expand student access to textbooks.

Council of Chief Librarians | California Community Colleges | Sacramento, California | 2017-present
Executive Board Member. Elected to represent college libraries in the Southwest Bay Area.

Zero-Cost-Textbook Degree Program | San José City College | San José, California | 2016-present
Director. Received $150,000 grant to develop a fully online zero-textbook-cost associates degree in social and behavioral sciences.

OER Initiative | San José City College | San José, California | 2016-present
Director. Developed mechanisms to promote the use of open-education resources (OER) on campus and online.

Horizon Report > 2018 Higher Education Edition | New Media Consortium | Austin, Texas | 2017
Contributor & Panelist. Contributing topics and analyses by invitation as an expert panel member via the NMC Horizon Wiki.

Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition | New Media Consortium | Austin, Texas | 2017
Contributor & Panelist. Contributed topics and analysis by invitation as an expert panel member via the NMC Horizon Wiki.

Faculty Fellows Program | Chadron State College | Chadron Nebraska | 2016
Developer & Manager. Developed parameters and budget lines for semester-length fellowships within the Teaching & Learning Center.

New Faculty Orientation Program | Chadron State College | Chadron Nebraska | 2015-2016
Developer & Contributor. In 2015-2016, fully redesigned and streamlined a year-length program designed to on-board new faculty. Developed agendas, website, and blog. Integrated social media channels and trained staff to maintain the program.

Teaching & Learning Center Blog & Newsletter | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 2015-2016
Managing Editor & Contributor. Revised and reformatted blog and launched newsletter and social media campaign. Became managing editor on 7/15. Continuous blog publications since 7/14.

Horizon Report > 2015 Library Edition | New Media Consortium | Austin, Texas | 2015
Contributor & Panelist. Contributed topics and analysis by invitation as an expert panel member via the NMC Library Wiki.

Master Academic Plan (MAP) Tracking and Reporting Project Site | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 2014 – 2015
SharePoint Site Collection Manager & Project Contributor. Site is designed to provide a mechanism for accreditation reporting and to provide the College with a kind of “institutional memory,” as well as a way to review and replicate projects. Continuous operation since 4/6/15 site launch.

Library Learning Commons Blog & Newsletter | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 2014 – 2015
Managing Editor & Contributor. Launched publications with popular social media channels. Continuous publications since 8/1/14.

Hiring Committee for Education, Assessment, & Accreditation Dean | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 2014 – 2015
Committee Chair. Worked with HR and eight-person committee to develop interview questions and agendas for short-listed and final applicants. Collected and compiled committee responses and formulated final recommendations for HR and the VPAA.

No-Material-Cost Courses with OER | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 2014
Process Designer. This course development process evolved to produce a an undergraduate program that would have no-material cost courses. The process engages students and librarians to find and vet open-education resources that faculty integrate into courses with the assistance of an instructional designer and learning management specialist. A presentation on the process received an Idea Lab Award at the New Media Consortium annual conference and was written up in the inaugural publication of the Horizon Report, 2014 Library Edition.

CSC-FHSU-PSU Collaboratory | Fort Hays State University | Hays, Kansas | 9/10 – 9/12
Organizer & Participant. Worked with counterparts at Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University to organize a conference designed to facilitate collaboration between institutions around topics, such as open-education resources, rural studies, distance education, and program development.

Feasibility Study of Library Conversion to Learning Commons | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 5/13 – 5/13
Analyst & Writer. The 1-month study, involving an IT specialist (C. Giger) and a site visit, resulted in a recommendations document: Library Reboot: A Feasibility Study.

Program Review for Bachelor of Arts in English | Ashford University | San Diego, California | 1/17/13
Analyst & Writer. The study analyzes the BA in English over five years; it reviews enrollment, instructional quality,  student success, and program viability/sustainability. Research was conducted from 11/2011 through 1/2013. The self-study report was selected for presentation as part of the institution’s successful reapplication for WASC accreditation.

Revision of Freshman Composition Sequence | Ashford University | San Diego, California | 2/12 – 10/12
Project Manger & Writer. Negotiated  (with administrators) back-to-back sequencing of English 121 and 122; oversaw and participated in course revisions and proposed adaptive models for student support and writing center improvements.

Open-Education Course Development & Design | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 6/11 – 8/11
Editor & Instructional Designer. Hired to work with Chadron State College and the Kaleidoscope Project to design and develop Composition I using only open-education resources (OERs). This course won the 2012 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award and was later recast as a MOOC via the Canvas Network.

Electronic Learning Network Blog | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2007 – 2001
Managing Editor & Contributor. Launched publication with popular social media channels. Continuous publications since 7/9/07. Blog has been inherited and is still in use today.

Faculty IT Liaisons Project | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi  | 2010
Organizer. Faculty serving as IT Liaisons meet regularly and are tasked with making their departments and divisions aware of the Office of Information Technology’s mission, special projects, processes, support and training options.

Ed Aloft | Course Agent Flying | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2010
Grant Writer & Organizer. Proposed  STEM awareness campaign that uses aviation to teach and illustrate concepts in K-12 disciplines such as science and mathematics. Its principal goal was to galvanize student participation and interest through a combination of online lessons, experiential activities, multimedia reporting, assessments and feedback. Its secondary goal was to engage aviators as education activists, to tap their enthusiasm for flying and to cultivate relationships between young people and the young-at-heart in ways that are both useful and fun.

Faculty First-Year Blended Experience (FFYBE) Project | Chadron State College | Chadron, Nebraska | 2008 – 2009
Managing Editor & Contributor. Worked with college administrators and faculty to design and develop a year-long new faculty orientation program in a hybrid format.

Podcast Studio Project | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2009
Project Manager & Designer. Developed podcast production and post-production space adjacent to the Office of Instructional Technology. The room and computer was equipped for media development of every stripe. Peripheries included a high-end WACOM tablet, scanner, web cam, headset, and stand-alone microphone; software included all Adobe Creative Suite applications, Captivate, Camtasia, Soundforge, Vegas Movie Studio, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and a wide assortment of open-source applications, including KompoZer, Audacity, GIMP, and CamStudio.

Leveraging the WWW for Your Small Business | Small Business Development Center | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2009
Content Developer & Speaker. This is non-credit workshop was offered through the Small Business Development Center at Delta State University.

Web Development Project | Estes Aviation & Charlie Echo, LLC | Vicksburg, Mississippi | 2008
Web Design Consultant. Assisted aviation sales and renovation business with website development, social media strategy, and maintenance.

Online Course Templates | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2008
Instructional & Graphic Designer. Developed ADA-compliant, CSS-driven HTML templates for online courses. A number of individual faculty and some departments adopted the template, which provides step-by-step instructions for designing and developing courses as well as a format that is hospitable to new media and makes it relatively easy to embed podcasts, screencasts, and web video.

Faculty Technology Institutes | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2007
Instructional Designer & Organizer. Re-designed an existing institute with faculty co-directors; this involved changes in process (application/selection), venue, and instructional content.

Instructional Technology Challenge Grant | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2007
Instructional Designer & Organizer. Re-designed an existing grant opportunity for faculty; this involved fundamental changes to the process, including application, selection, acquisition support, feedback, and reporting.

Electronic Learning Network Lab | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2007
Project Manager. Designed and developed faculty and staff training space. Worked with OIT staff to install new computers with the latest multimedia and instructional design software.

2007 Blackboard Southeast Users Group Conference | Course Agent | Cleveland, Mississippi | 2007
Adviser. Worked with the Program Committee to select presentations.

WebCT 4.1 to Blackboard CE 6 Course Migration | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2007
Project Manager. Oversaw course management system server transition; included all planning for equipment purchase, installation, communications, course migration, and staff and faculty training.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Podcast Library | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2007
Media Coordinator. Facilitated faculty podcasting effort. Provided training, post-production, a web repository, and syndication (RSS) assistance.

Doctorate of Nursing Practice | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2006
Instructional Designer. Facilitated program and course development for the NDP, a 62-semester-hour fully online graduate-level program.

Masters of Classroom Technology | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2006
Instructional Designer. Facilitated program and course development for the MS, a 36-semester-hour fully online graduate-level program.

Masters of School Business Leadership | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2006
Instructional Designer. Facilitated program and course development for the MS, a 30-semester-hour fully online graduate-level program.

Emergency Medical Technician | Matanuska-Susitna College | Palmer, Alaska | 2006
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for EMT program, a 12-semester-hour hybrid online undergraduate-level certificate program.

Longitudinal Care | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2006
Instructional Designer. Developed with the instructor a 2-part, 2-semester-hour graduate-level hybrid online course required in the PharmD program.

Pharmacy Residency | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2006
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructors an interface that supports instructors and residents in a year-long residency.

An Introduction to Thermodynamics | Matanuska-Susitna College | Palmer, Alaska | 2006
Instructional Designer. Developed with the instructor a 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

WebCT 4.1 Course Migration: Hosted to Local | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2005
Project Manager. Oversaw course management system server transition; included all planning for equipment purchase, installation, communications, course migration, and staff and faculty training.

Masters of Creative Writing | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2005
Instructional Designer. Facilitated course development for the MA, a 30-semester-hour, low-residency, online graduate-level program. Inherited project; post-produced approximately half of the courses for the established program.

Integrative Media Studio | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2005
Project Manager. Worked with integrative media program director to design and implement a studio-style computer lab for integrative media students and small-group instruction.

Language Institute Lab | Wilkes University | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 2005
Project Manager. Worked with foreign languages program coordinator to design and implement “lap top” lab for foreign language students and faculty.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Photography | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2005
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for Grad Cert, a 20-quarter-hour fully online graduate-level program.

Graduate Certificate in Interactive Design | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2004
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for Grad Cert, a 20-quarter-hour fully online graduate-level program.

Certificate in Digital Publishing | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2004
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for Cert, a 30-quarter-hour fully online undergraduate-level program.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Publishing Management | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2004
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for Grad Cert, a 20-quarter-hour fully online graduate-level program.

Masters of Graphic Design | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2003
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for the MA, a 45-quarter-hour fully online graduate-level program, of which 20 hours constitutes and conveys a Graduate Certificate.

Rock Art: The Legacy of Lascaux | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2003
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 5-quarter-hour graduate course

Television and Society | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2003
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 5-quarter-hour graduate course

Contemporary Art | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2003
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 5-quarter-hour graduate course.

Masters of Historic Preservation | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia | 2002
Instructional Designer. Supervised program and course development for the MA, a 45-quarter-hour fully online graduate-level program, of which 20 hours constitutes and conveys a Graduate Certificate.

Professional Training Series | University of Chicago Hospitals Virtual University | Chicago, Illinois | 2002
Instructional Designer. Training series development included course work required of hosptial staff: Safety Review, Adult Sedation, and Time and Attendance.

Theory and Future of the Nonprofit Sector | Regis University | Denver, Colorado | 2002 
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour graduate-level course.

Internetworking with TCP/IP II | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, Maryland | 2002
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour graduate-level course.

Advanced Computer Graphics | Tennessee Board of Regents | Dickson, Tennessee | 2001
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

Managing Information Technology | Tennessee Board of Regents | Dickson, Tennessee | 2001
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

Latin America: The Countries and Peoples | Tennessee Board of Regents | Dickson, Tennessee | 2001
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

Organizational Communications | Tennessee Board of Regents | Dickson, Tennessee | 2001
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior | Tennessee Board of Regents | Dickson, Tennessee | 2001
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

Public Administration | Tennessee Board of Regents | Dickson, Tennessee | 2001
Instructional Designer. Developed with instructor this 3-semester-hour undergraduate course.

Script Research for Feature Film | John David Allen | New York, New York | 2/1/01 – 2/24/01
Research Consultant. Developed historical research/report for screenplay Okefenokee.

Longman Press | New York, New York | 1999
Reviewer. Reviewed manuscript of Lester Faigley’s The Longman Guide to the Web. New York: Longman Press, 2000.

H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online | Michigan State University | East Lansing, Michigan | 1999
Book & Software Reviewer.

Metatext: A New Educational Tool | Bala Cynwyd, Pennyslvania | 10/15/98
Software Reviewer & Participant in online, interactive hypertext study.

MGC’s Web-Hypermedia Development Project | Middle Georgia College | Cochran, Georgia | 1996-1998
Project Director. Developed instructional Web service and hypermedia education at MGC; managed approximately $35,000 in grants and funds; managed student assistants; taught faculty development seminars; developed numerous websites.

eMuses: MGC’s Arts and Literary Magazine Online | Middle Georgia College | Cochran, Georgia | 1997
Publishing Consultant. Worked with magazine editor and student assistants to convert print editions for online.

Division of Humanities Spring Art Show | Middle Georgia College | Cochran, Georgia | 4/28/97 – 5/9/97
Program Organizer (with H. Lunsford). Organized and propmoted “The Art Work of Marshall Davis and Peter Hamilton”

Facing South: A Festival of Southern Life and Culture | Cochran, Georgia | 5/20/96 – 5/25/96
Conference Organizer (with P. Keller). Developed and directed a week-long, multi-disciplinary conference involving fifty-four participants, including authors Terry Kay and James Cobb.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference | Atlanta, Georgia | 11/3/95 – 11/5/95
Textbook Reviewer. Worked with focus group to revise Harbrace College Handbook, 13th Edition.