New Instructional Designer Instructions

UAF eCampus New Instructional Designer Manual

“Who to ask” guide

Welcome to UAF eCampus & Distance Education Instructional Design Team. Since you are new, we hope that the list below can help you with some of your questions (of which we are sure you have many):

Whom to contact for what:

General office matters:

  • Donna Oyen dmhertzler@alaska.edu (Office Manager) for any info about timesheets and travel; ordering general office supplies like pens or paper.
  • Jennifer Young jlyoung@alaska.edu  purchasing requests and purchasing
  • Brant bkschalk@alaska.edu (Information Systems wizard) for your security codes; access to server (Orion) and other accounts; any computer hardware and software problems and acquisitions; computer set-up; help with conference room hardware/software; phone for your desk, Sales Force (procurement system as well as student tracking system); desktop support for staff, faculty, and students, equipment loans to faculty.

Instructional Design support functions:

  • Owen Guthrie obguthrie@alaska.edu Associate Director of Programs, program development, Quality Matters (QM), courses in general, K-12, anything related to courses or programs you are helping to design, develop or revise.
    • Barb Paskvan bdpaskvan@alaska.edu if you need to know about course schedules or student enrollments. Barb also enters new courses in Airtable. Airtable is the all-in-one flexible database used by eCampus.
    • Jessica Armstrong jjarmstrong4@alaska.edu student recruiter
    • Marissa Carl mmcarl2@alaska.edu – marketing and promotion
  • Tim Stickel tpstickel@alaska.edu – student services manager for student-related issues
    • Kim Runnion karunnion@alaska.edu if you need to know the numbers for student enrollments, questions about registration or anything banner-related or anything about how eCampus works, Kim is a long-time eLearner.
    • Faith Fleagle fafleagle@alaska.edu is the student success coordinator and works to support students
    • Brighton Brooks brighton.brooks@alaska.edu is our academic advisor
    • Sarah Patterson spatte23@alaska.edu & Kelly Boswood kgboswood2@alaska.edu are our front desk folks and handle incoming calls and students, faculty, or others that enter our physical domain.

Design Team
Chris Lott cllott@alaska.edu is the Design Team super-supervisor

  • Madara Mason emason@alaska.edu – Faculty Development Coordinator –  iTeach training and faculty development planning
  • Heidi Olson hcolson@alaska.edu – Learning Design Coordinator – Course development process and assignments and Open Labs
  • Christen Bouffard cdbouffard@alaska.edu – anything and everything, including virtual worlds, interactive video, geography and maps, graphic design, web site architecture and navigation, Adobe, ball-crazy dogs, jewelry master
  • Sean Holland smholland@alaska.edu – video and audio, nerd stuff
  • Tina Johnson tijohnson@alaska.edu anything about Blackboard, creating course dev shells, preflight checks.
  • Dan Lasota dlasota@alaska.edu – WordPress programming, programming, games, distance.alaska.edu site, pedagogy and research, master of bizarre facts
  • Janene McMahan vjmcmahan@alaska.edu  – Trac management system (phasing out); website programming, eCampus website
  • Jennifer Moss jlmoss@alaska.edu  – graphic design, Adobe, WordPress programming/admin (community.uaf.edu, open.uaf.edu),  web design, augmented reality, beekeeping, cats, ukulele
  • Karina Gonzales ksgonzales@alaska.edu anything that faculty need that is outside the actual development of a course (like training with UAonline, how to withdraw someone, and other classroom management things while a course is being offered). Karina sends out semester update form and coordinates with new-to-eCampus instructors. She promotes fac dev events and communicates faculty-related information. Karina also coordinates textbook orders between instructors and the bookstore.
  • Joe Jackson jdjackson5@alaska.edu  is our Studio Media Production Designer – all things media studio and video
  • Buck Barbieri and Joe Yates and Mika McCrary Media Studio Producers (students)

Full UAF eCampus  Staff Directory

eCampus phone/email list (printable)