CTLT

Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Instructional Continuity: Faculty Colleague Support Network: CENG

Instructional Continuity

Any one of an array of events can disrupt faculty’s ability to teach courses via on-campus, in-class sessions. Cal Poly’s commitment to students includes making sure that we provide students an opportunity to complete courses despite disruptions, whenever possible. The steady advancement of communication and instructional technologies has greatly enhanced faculty’s opportunities to provide quality virtual learning experiences in these situations. With  planning, training on selected user-friendly technologies, and available mentoring on effective instruction, faculty can be better prepared to continue instruction through many forms of instructional disruptions.


The Faculty Support Network brings together faculty who have experience with tools and techniques for effective virtual instruction as a resource for colleagues. With support through the provost's office, almost 90 faculty across campus are devoting between 4-8 hours a week through Spring Quarter to coaching and mentoring colleges. It is a complement to the CTLT's faculty support resources, services, and programs at a time of challenge adjusting to virtual instruction in Spring 2020.

Faculty in this network have significant experience, often including but not limited to participation in CTLT workshops, that enhance their virtual teaching skills. Listings are organized by college and each has noted their areas of particular experience so that colleagues can inquire about specific methods and tools of interest.

NOTE: Each faculty's email address is clickable for an email inquiry.

James Eason

biomedical engineering
jceason@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Effective assignments online
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Quizzes and tests online

Instructional Technology Experience

  • PolyLearn
  • Camtasia

Ben Hawkins

biomedical engineering
bghawkin@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Quizzes and tests online

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)
  • OneDrive
  • MS Teams
  • Camtasia

Kimberley Mastako

Civil and Environmental engineering
kmastako@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Demonstrating software applications

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • OneDrive
  • Slack
  • Google Docs

Gregg Fiegel

Civil and Environmental Engineering
gfiegel@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Recording screencasts
  • Facilitating asynchronous online discussions
  • Using formative online assessments

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Screencast-O-Matic

Anurag Pande

Civil and Environmental Engineering
APANDE@CALPOLY.EDU

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Presenting live lectures
  • Guest speakers live visits

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • OneDrive
  • Google Docs

John Pan

Industrial and manufacturing engineering
pan@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording lectures
  • Presenting live lectures
  • Facilitating asynchronous online discussions
  • Effective assignments online
  • Quizzes and tests online
  • Student recorded presentations
  • Supporting students with disabilities
  • Creating an inclusive course experience

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • OneDrive

Mohammad Awwad

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
mawwad@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Recording lectures
  • Presenting live lectures
  • Guest speakers live visits
  • Student live presentations online
  • Student recorded presentations

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)
  • OneDrive
  • MS Teams
  • Panopto
  • Tegrity Lecture Capture
  • Explain Everything

John Chen

mechanical engineering
jchen24@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Effective assignments online
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Quizzes and tests online

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Instructional design
  • Clickers (student response systems)/polls
  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Presenting live lectures
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Quizzes and tests online

Rick Emberley

mechanical engineering
remberle@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Presenting live lectures
  • Quizzes and tests online
  • Guest speakers live visits
  • Guest speakers recorded visits
  • Student live presentations online
  • Student recorded presentations

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)
  • OneDrive

Gary Perks

electrical engineering
gperks@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording lectures
  • Facilitating asynchronous online discussions
  • Effective assignments online
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Quizzes and tests online
  • Student recorded presentations
  • Khan academy like videos
  • Coordinating tests at testing centers

Instructional Technology Experience

  • coming soon

Christian Eckhardt

Computer Science
eckhardt@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Presenting live lectures
  • Facilitating live online discussions
  • Facilitating asynchronous online discussions
  • Facilitating online group work
  • Effective assignments online
  • Online labs
  • Using formative online assessments
  • Quizzes and tests online
  • Guest speakers live visits
  • Guest speakers recorded visits
  • Student live presentations online
  • Student recorded presentations
  • Supporting students with disabilities

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)
  • OneDrive
  • Slack
  • Google Docs
  • discord

Clint Staley

Computer Science
cstaley@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Facilitating live online discussions
  • Effective assignments online

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • Slack
  • Google Docs
  • Git
  • Various whiteboarding toolss
  • Various diagramming tools

Tim Kearns

Computer Science and Software Engineering
tkearns@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Effective assignments online
  • Quizzes and tests online

Instructional Technology Experience

  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)

Ryan Smith

materials engineering
rsmith91@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording screencasts
  • Recording lectures
  • Facilitating live online discussions
  • Facilitating asynchronous online discussions
  • Quizzes and tests online
  • Student live presentations online
  • Student recorded presentations
  • Supporting students with disabilities

Instructional Technology Experience

  • Canvas
  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Zoom (asynchronous/recorded sessions)

Christine Ghent

materials engineering
cghent@calpoly.edu

Virtual Instruction Experience

  • Online office hours
  • Recording lectures
  • Online labs

Instructional Technology Experience

  • PolyLearn
  • Zoom (synchronous sessions)
  • Videography / stop motion

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