Curriculum Vita

Education

 

Awards & CertificationsExcellence in Education Award 2013

 

Teaching Experience: courses

  • CIS 150 Introduction to Computing
  • CIS 238 Internet Media and Programming
  • CIS 135 / 205 Advanced Windows Operating Systems
  • CIS 252 Advanced Photoshop (mockups and graphics for the web and print)
  • CIS 155 Microsoft Word
  • CIS xxx Advanced Access
  • CIS 152 Photoshop
  • CIS 148 Web Design / Development
  • CIS 146 Web Design
  • CIS 140 PowerPoint
  • CIS 105 Windows Operating Systems
  • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Applications
  • CIS 003 Fundamentals of Computer Operations
  • BA 145 Computer Applications in Business
  • BA 130 Computer Keyboarding
  • CLS 100 Introduction to College: New Student Experience

 

Professional Experience


Affiliate Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems
Blackboard Catalyst Award

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
2014 - Present

  • Teach full time, 24-30 credits during the academic year.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching CIS 150, 231, 233, 238, 333 and other courses as appropriate.
  • Developed CIS238 Internet Media & Programming course from scratch following the 43 standards in the Quality Matters rubric. The course was selected twice (each online and face-to-face) for the Exemplary Course Award.  
  • Wrote the CIS238 2015 and 2016 FCAR (Faculty Course Assessment Report. 9-pages), including 3 proposed improvements.
  • Created and maintain the CIS 150 Collaboration site in Blackboard for faculty to easily and conveniently share course content and ideas. Included are video, written tutorials, articles, interactive and engaging activities, student commonly asked questions, resources for the website project, how to adjust grading schema information, and nine Blackboard text assignment rubrics. I created the text assignment rubrics to help ensure fair, consistent, and more efficient grading.
  • Created and maintain student CIS150 mobile friendly, responsive website that includes optional resources for students to take their knowledge further, along with tips, tricks and related homework help.
  • See service to the university, evaluations (peers / students), and professional development for additional details.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Computer Information Systems

Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, MI
2007 - Present

  • Taught thirteen different courses in the past seven years including Web Design and Graphics Development (see examples of student projects created during recent classes).
  • Developed Photoshop on-ground and Advanced Photoshop online courses; both were selected as winners for the Exemplary Course Award. The on-ground course was also selected as Blackboard's Directors' Choice for Courses with Distinction.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement; participated in sixteen professional development sessions in 2013 alone (includes sessions at three colleges).
  • Created a Mobile App with HTML5 as part of professional development.
  • Developed and presented multiple Universal Design for Learning / Accessibility faculty sessions and YouTube videos to share what I have learned related to creating course materials for students with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of abilities.
  • Assisted with creation of the accessible college syllabus template.
  • Created SARP and brochure (pdf 1.5MB) as part of the Web Design POS to improve and document the Web Design curriculum.
  • Created print and Web graphics to promote CIS programs and for other various projects.
  • Implemented client-side JavaScript libraries (jQuery and Modernizr) to make Web sites more dynamic and make use of HTML5 and CSS3 features.
  • Created series of nine written and video closed captioned tutorials for how to create a Photoshop Web page mock up and optimize graphics.
  • Participated in the review of the Blackboard 9.1 upgrade during summers of 2012 and 2013.
  • Collaborated with professors to develop course content to meet learning outcomes, assessment, and instructional strategies as outlined in Course Approved Revision Process (CARP).
  • Held (and currently hold) synchronous virtual office hours using Blackboard Instant Messaging, Blackboard Collaborate (Winter 2012), and Google Hangouts and asynchronous Discussion forums to assist students outside of the classroom.
  • Created a Web Design Facebook page, Behance, Celly, Google Hangouts and Photoshop Twitter accounts to engage students, provide information and help promote CIS programs.
  • Employed a variety of teaching methods for the many learning styles and diverse student population.
  • Obtained positive peer and student evaluations.
  • Created Camtasia video tutorials to help meet student learning outcomes.
  • Developed and presented three customized Photoshop training sessions for GRCC's Mechanical and Architectural Design group.

Also see Service to the college and student and Professional Development.

Faculty Professional Development Liaison for DLIT

Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, MI
Summers 2013 and 2014

  • Served on review team to select the winner for the 2014 Excellence in Education Award for Teaching.
  • Provided technical assistance to faculty colleagues, primarily in the area of instructional technologies.
  • Developed and facilitated learning opportunities focused on teaching with technology offered through CTE; including session for faculty Online Course Observation , Bb Exemplary Course and Quality Matters session, and multiple UDL / Accessibility sessions.
  • Developed closed captioned YouTube video tutorials for Universal Design for Learning / Accessibility, some of which are being used to train faculty to build Quality Matters Master Courses.
  • Lead and co-lead sessions for the Summer Teaching Institute.
  • Developed and facilitated online courses and modules around various aspects of teaching.
  • Developed content such as tip sheets, tutorials and guides for the DLIT resource library.
  • Responded to questions related to teaching and technology.
  • Served as "champion" for teaching with technology among faculty and assisted with promoting events and opportunities.
  • Served in an advisory capacity to the Director around issues related to DLIT / CTE Programming.
  • Wrote report for Provost site that details accomplishments.

 

Instructor, Production Media

Allen Community College
Iola, KS
2013 - 2014

  • Taught online Web Design course using Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop with emphasis on design elements involving layout, navigation and interactivity.
  • Participated in a professional development Course Design (how to create a master course) class.
  • Developed Web Design online course.

 

Instructor, Business Technologies

Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, MI
2010 - 2014

  • Developed MS Word hybrid course, which is currently being used as an example to benchmark and was selected as a winner for the Blackboard Learn Exemplary Course Award.
  • Taught (and currently teach) hybrid classes.
  • Assisted with the curriculum revamp for the Business Technologies courses to include the latest technologies such as Web 2.0 interactive and social media tools.

 

Click or tap to see additional professional experience.

 

Presentations

  • Kautzc C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Seminar, “Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility,” Grand Valley State University.
    (May 25, 2017).
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), Center for Health Sciences Learning Community, “Creating accessible course content,” Grand Valley State University.
    (March 23, 2017).
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their Blackboard Learn course content and electronic documents to benefit all learners and improve accessibility,” Grand Valley State University.
    (March 22, 2017).
    @GVSUeLEARN | Abstract
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “10 Tips for Designing Exemplary Courses in Blackboard: Online, Hybrid, and Face-to-Face,” Grand Valley State University. (March 22, 2017).
    Video (gvsu.edu/s/06m) | Abstract
  • Kautz, C. and Schelling, A., BigBytes College of Education Technology Committee, “Help Me Learn: Accessibility and Universal Design Considerations for Online Learners,” Grand Valley State University.
    (November 16, 2016).
    Video 1hr 20m – Cheryl’s starts at 13m 09s
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their Blackboard Learn course content and electronic documents to benefit all learners and improve accessibility,” Grand Valley State University.
    (October 7, 2016).
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), Blackboard World 2016 Conference, “Celebrating inclusive classrooms – best practices for an inclusive classroom,” Las Vegas, NV. (July 14, 2016).
    Video and Pictures (ckautz.org/awards3.html) | Shared Resources (ckautz.coursesites.com  click UDL/Accessibility link and then Browse as a guest)
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their Blackboard Learn course content and electronic documents to benefit all learners and improve accessibility,” Grand Valley State University. (March 23, 2016).
    @GVSUeLEARN | Twitter | Abstract (tlts.gvsu-idel.org/#/presentation/130)
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter & Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “10 Tips for Designing Exemplary Courses in Blackboard: Online, Hybrid, and Face-to-Face,” Grand Valley State University. (March 23, 2016).
    Video (gvsu.edu/s/06m) | Twitter | Abstract
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their course content to improve accessibility,” Grand Valley State University. (October 15, 2015).
    @GVSUeLEARN | Letter of Appreciation
  • Kautz, C. – (Presenter and Author), IDeL presentation with Sherry B. for “Easy solutions to create ADA compliant documents that are beneficial to all learners,” Grand Valley State University. (October 22, 2015).

    Kautz, C. (Presenter and Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their course content to improve accessibility,” Grand Valley State University. (May 19, 2015).
    @GVSUeLEARN | Letter of Appreciation

  • Kautz, C. (Co-presenter), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Design & Organization Tips from Blackboard Exemplary Course Winners,” Grand Valley State University. (May 18, 2015).
    @GVSUeLEARN | Letter of Appreciation
  • Kautz, C. (Presenter & Author), IDeL Symposium Teaching and Learning with Technology, “Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility,” Poster Session (see poster). Grand Valley State University. (March 11, 2015).
  • Kautz, C., (Presenter & Author), “Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility,” Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI (August 12, 2014).
  • Smith, C. and Kautz C., (Presenter & Author – Learner Support), “Exemplary Course Highlights: Learner Support,” Blackboard Course Cohort (August 6, 2013).

 

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