Janey Skinner


Janey Skinner, MPH

MUB 353 (Health Education Dept.)

50 Frida Kahlo Way, SF CA 94112


Office Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-12 - sign up in Canvas Calendar or send me an email

Please note:

The process for adding a class has changed! There are no more "add codes." Instead, if you are on the wait list for a class, your professor will be able to give an authorization in Web4 (myRAM) to allow you to add the class. See http://ccsf.edu/ar for more details on the process -- or to get your questions answered.

Current Semester:

  • In Spring 2021, I teach HLTH 54 as an 8-week semester online only (one section starts 2/1/21 and one section starts 4/5/21).

  • In Fall 2021, I teach HLTH 54 as a 16-week semester online only (three sections, all starting 8/30/21).

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 work with the college SLO Coordination Team to better understand student learning across the college. While I am no longer the coordinator of the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate, I do still provide some assistance to that program and can answer questions about it.

I have been teaching at CCSF since 2004, and have over 25 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 - 3 sections - 100% ONLINE

  • This course is on slightly a compressed semester -- in Fall 2021, 16 weeks. (And in the Spring semester, I offer the course at a "double pace" in just 8 weeks.)

  • This course uses CANVAS.

  • The midterm and final exams are also ONLINE.

  • If this class is full, put yourself on the electronic waitlist in Web4/myRAM (usually open until the weekend before the first day of instruction). Check your CCSF email address daily to see if you are offered a space in the class.

  • If you don't get into the class before the 1st day of the course, then go back to Web4/myRAM and request an add authorization. I will grant it if I have space. After you get the authorization to add, you still have to enroll. It's not automatic.

  • 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 from Amazon, Chegg, etc.

  • 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 8-10 hours a week on this course with the 16-week semester. (or up to twice that for the 8-week semester.)

  • 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.

  • Sample syllabus: Syllabus: FALL 2019

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:

Chosen Name or Preferred Name:

Do you want to change the name that appears in Canvas to identify you? See this FAQ on Chosen Names.

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.

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Canvas Student Guide

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