Janey Skinner

Current Semester:

  • In Fall 2018 and also in Spring 2019 I teach 2 sections of HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health, online, with exams face-to-face.
  • In Spring 2019, HLTH 54 will be taught in a 16-week semester, beginning January 28, 2019.

About Me:

I teach in the Health Education Department at City College of San Francisco (http://www.ccsf.edu/healthed). The chair of Health Education is Beth Freedman. I also coordinate certificate programs in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department (http://ccsf.edu/idst). The chair of Interdisciplinary Studies is Lauren Muller. I also work with the college SLO Coordination Team to better understand student learning across the college.

I have been teaching at CCSF since 2004, and have over 20 years of experience in adult education and community health. My work (in and out of the classroom) has touched on issues of human rights, violence, gender, workforce development and community mobilization. I love CCSF because of the diversity of students, the commitment of the faculty and the opportunity to make a difference. I received my Masters in Public Health (Community Health Education) from U.C. Berkeley in 1998.

I have a particular interest in teaching about the social determinants of health. I created a website with materials for faculty and students interested in this topic, during my last sabbatical.

More Info on Courses:

HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health - 2 sections -HYBRID ONLINE

  • There is an optional in-person orientation in the first week of each semester. For Fall 2018, it will be held on August 23, 5:30-6:30 pm in MUB 398. For Spring 2019, it is on Tuesday, January 29, 5:30-6:30 in MUB 398.
  • This course uses CANVAS.
  • The midterm and final exams are ON CAMPUS, face to face. Fall 2018 dates:
    • Section 831: Midterm Exam is on October 11, 6:00-7:15pm & Final Exam on December 15 12:30-2:30pm in MUB 398.
    • Section 832: Midterm Exam on October 11, 1:00-2:15pm & Final Exam on December 17, 5:00-7:00pm in MUB 398.
    • If the times for one section don't work for you, check with me to see about taking the exams during the other section's scheduled exam time. If none of the times work for you, please contact me to see if it still makes sense for you to take the course or not.
    • Spring 2019 Midterms: March 20, 2019 4:00-5:30 and 6:00-7:30 (both in MUB 398 -- attend one).
    • Spring 2019 Final Exams: May 17, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm and May 18, 2019 10am-12pm (both in MUB 398 -- attend one).
  • If this class is full, put yourself on the electronic waitlist in Web4 (open until the weekend before the first day of instruction). I will add students from the waitlist as space becomes available. Students on the waitlist usually get add codes. I usually do not add students who are not on the electronic waitlist.
  • REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (in addition to online readings in Canvas) is Introduction to Community & Public Health, 9th Edition, by McKenzie and Pinger. It is available (new or used) from the CCSF Bookstore and many online booksellers; it is also available to rent.
  • This is NOT a self-paced class. You must keep up with weekly assignments.
  • Online courses are neither easier nor harder than in-person classes, just by the fact of being online.
  • Plan to spend 9 hours a week on this course.
  • This class is open to all students - and it meets a requirement for the A.S. degree in Health Education. It also meets areas D and G1 for an Associates Degree and it transfers to UC/CSU.

Using Canvas:

Go to MyCCSF and look for the links under "Distance Learning" in the "Students" column on the right to find a link to log in to Canvas directly, to get your RAM ID, and to get support with how to use Canvas.

The basics for logging in to Canvas:

Preferred Name:

Do you want to change the name that appears in Canvas to identify you? The college now has a Preferred Name policy that allows you to change how your name appears on class lists and in Canvas by completing this Preferred Name form.

About Online Learning

What are the real challenges encountered by both new and experienced online students, and how can you be successful? Tune into this short tutorial video to help debunk common myths about online learning.

Introduction to Online Learning (12 min video tutorial)

What Makes a Successful Online Learner? Valuable tips for success and what to expect.

Canvas Support Hotline (844) 592-2198 available 24/7.

Canvas Student Guide

More Resources

CCSF Online Course Support Center

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