Faculty Ambassadors 2018-19

The Committee on Faculty Resources is happy to announce the 2018-2019 Faculty Ambassadors funded by the Title III Removing Barriers to STEM Success Grant. Faculty Ambassadors were selected for their interest in innovative teaching strategies with wide application across campus disciplines.

Thomas Carrasco from the Ethnic Studies Department has been selected to attend the American Studies Association Conference November 8-11, 2018. He plans to learn new methods and teaching modalities focusing on African American and Chicano students and inclusive teaching modalities for our students here at SBCC. He will return to SBCC to present these new teaching methods and modalities to his colleagues.

Matt Mooney from the History Department has been selected to attend the Magna Teaching with Technology Conference October 5-7, 2018. He plans to learn the latest tools and pedagogy that employ technology to enhance online and on-campus teaching through engagement, discussion, feedback, instructor presence, community building, and course design, especially in the areas of 1) Active Learning 2) Learning Design 3) Student Assessment. Matt will share these best practices with his Santa Barbara City College colleagues through the FRC’s Teaching with Humanizing Technology class that he teaches.

Danielle Swiontek from the History Department has been selected to attend the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) annual conference September 27-29, 2018. Neuroscience research seems to suggest that the pedagogy of higher education does not match the way that the brain learns. She plans to learn more about the neuroscience behind learning and present a workshop to her SBCC colleagues to share new neuroscience-based pedagogical tools, techniques, and strategies to facilitate student learning.

Applications for 2019-20 Faculty Ambassadors will be opened in April 2019. All SBCC faculty, full and part-time from all disciplines, are encouraged to apply. Questions, contact Dr. Elizabeth Imhof.