My Service Opportunities

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Board member, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) (2014-present)

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). “Raising Justice” Community Building Fund-Raiser. Served on the organizing committee (April-September, 2016) and as table host. Ventura, CA (2014, 2015, 2016).

Board member, California Association of Bilingual Educators (2013-present)

Critical Friends Group Coach for P-16+ Education Faculty from CI School of Education, University Preparation School, Ventura Unified School District, Rio School District and Oceanview School District (Spring 2009-Fall 2011)

UCMS English-Language Arts/History Teachers’ Collaboration with CI (Fall 2009)

Member, P-16 Expanded Council of Ventura County (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)

Journey Mapping for University Preparation School and University Charter Middle School, Camarillo, California. Facilitated school-wide faculty workshop (November 1, 2007)

Community judge for mock congressional hearings on We the People, Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, California (November 30, 2006)

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Reframing Accountability: Where the Boys & Girls (& Women & Men) Aren’t – Gender Inequalities in Learning, with M. Correia, E. Jiménez, M. Gutierrez, T. Rummel, C. Weis and D. Wilson-Graham. 8th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (April 16, 2016)

Reframing Accountability: Brave Questions re Health and Academic Achievement, with M. Correia, L. Davis-Smith, T. Itkonen, M. Medina, W. Olson, T. Rummel, C. Salas and D. Wilson-Graham. 7th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (Apr 18, 2015)

Reframing Accountability: Organizing for Sustainable Change. with C. Coler, M. Correia, D. Downey, T. Itkonen and W. Olson. 6th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (Apr 20, 2014)

Reframing Accountability: Cultivating Mentorship in Schools and Society. with T. Itkonen, C. Matera, W. Olson, and T. Torres. 5th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (Apr 20, 2013)

Reframing Accountability: Forging Alliances. with J. Alamillo, M. Correia, T. Itkonen, and T. Torres. 4th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (Apr 28, 2012)

Race to Nowhere, documentary screening and community discussion, CSU Channel Islands (April 28, 2011)

Reframing Accountability: Making Choices—Crushed, Compliant or Creative? with T. Itkonen, E. Quintero, and D. Stephens. 3rd Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (Apr 30, 2011)

Reframing Accountability: Brave Questions. with E. Toshalis, E. Quintero, and T. Itkonen. 2nd Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands (Apr 24, 2010)

Education for Liberation: Reframing Accountability. First Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education at CI, with Dr. Eric Toshalis, Dr. Elizabeth Quintero, and Dr. Tiina Itkonen. California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California (April 25, 2009)

Reframing Accountability: A Community Conversation with State Superintendent of Instruction, Jack O’Connell, with Dr. Dan Wakelee, Dr. Tiina Itkonen, Dr. Elizabeth Quintero, and Dr. Eric Toshalis. California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California (September 29, 2008)

Testy Times: Community Dialogues on No Child Left Behind, with Dr. Tiina Itkonen, Dr. Elizabeth Quintero, and Dr. Eric Toshalis (Nov. 15, 2007; Dec. 6, 2007; March 6, 2008)

SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AT CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS

Committees and Task Forces

Advisor, CI Prerequisite Program (Fall 2016-present)

Program Personnel Committee Member: Chairperson for Dr. Charles Weis and Dr. Michele Dean; committee member for Dr. Sohui Lee, Dr. Jamie Hannans and Dr. LaSonya Davis-Smith

Co-chair, development of the Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership in partnership with Fresno State (Fall 2012-Spring 2015)

Facilitator, Focus Group Interview, Educational Leadership Credential and Masters Program students (May 14, 2013)

Facilitator, Focus Group Interview, Special Education Masters students (December 5, 2012)

Chair, CI School of Education Accreditation through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)

Facilitator, Slipstream Faculty Meetings, School of Education (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)

Member, Integration and Collaboration Work Group (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)

Chair, CI task force for investigating National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (Fall 2007)

Chair, Student Focus Group Task Force (Fall 2007)

Member, School of Education Structure Committee (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)

Member, Conceptual Framework Task Force (Spring 2007)

Co-chair, Multiple Subject “Formative Student Teaching Performance Assessment” and “Summative Student Teaching Performance Evaluation” Task Force (Spring-Summer-Fall 2007)

Co-chair, Bridging EDUC 520 and EDUC 521 Committee: Designing reflective prompts and rubric (Summer-Fall 2007)

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Committees and Task Forces

CI Critical Friends Group Coach (Spring 2016-present)

Member, Academic Senate Curriculum Committee (2015-2017)

Member, Division of Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee (Spring 2015-Fall 2015)

Co-facilitated WASC Graduate Team, with Dr. Bill Cordeiro (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)

CI Strategic Plan Retention Committee (Spring 2013)

“Team Without a Name” Promoting Faculty Diversity at CI, with Dr. Frank Barajas, Dr. José Alamillo, Ms. Monica Pereira and Dr. Julia Balén (November 13, 2014; December 11, 2013; October 2, 2013; May 1, 2013; February 12, 2013; December 18, 2012; October 26, 2012; October 23, 2012)

Postbac Council (Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013-Spring 2014; Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Project ACCESO Advisory Committee (Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013)

Project ISLAS Advisory Committee (Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013)

HSI Steering Committee (Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013-Spring 2014; Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Continuous Improvement Committee (Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013-present)

Student Success Partnership (Spring 2011; Fall 2011-Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013-Spring 2014; Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Project Vista Learning Community convener and facilitator (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

Project Vista Advisory Board and Graduate Studies Center Advisory Committee convener and facilitator (Spring 2011-Spring 2015)

Project Vista Scholarship Committee convener and facilitator (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

CSU Statewide Academic Senate (Summer-Fall 2010; stepped down when Project Vista was funded October 1, 2010)

College of 2020, President’s Discussion Group (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)

Committee on Access, Retention and Success (became the Graduation Initiative Committee, then the Student Success Partnership) (Fall 2009-Spring 2010, Fall 2010-Spring 2011, Fall 2011-Spring 2012, Fall 2012-Spring 2013, Fall 2013-Spring 2014, Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Academic Senate Secretary (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)

Member, Institute for Social Business Advisory Group (Fall 2009)

Fiscal Policies Committee (Fall 2008-Spring 2011; Fall 2009-Spring 2010)

Chair, CI School of Education Accreditation through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)

Extended Education Advisory Committee (Fall 2007-Spring 2009)

Faculty Hearing Panel (Fall 2007-Spring 2009)

Liberal Studies Program Committee (Fall 2007-Spring 2009)

Admissions Appeals Committee (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)

CI Critical Friends Group Co-Coach, with Dr. Cindy Wyels (Spring 2007-Fall 2008)

CI Disciplinary and Administrative Search Committees:

  • Educational Leadership (Fall 2014)
  • Education Open Specialization (SpecEd/EdLead) (Fall 2013)
  • Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (Fall 2012, Spring 2012)
  • Educational Leadership (Fall 2012)
  • Director of Financial Aid (Summer 2011)
  • School of Education Director (Spring 2010, Fall 2010)
  • Education Leadership, Nursing (Spring 2008)
  • Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School of Education (Fall 2007)
  • Education Single Subject (Spring 2007)
  • Nursing (Spring 2007)

Presidential Commission on Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity (Fall 2006-Spring 2009)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation: Subcommittee on Commitment to Inclusiveness (Fall 2006)

Critical Friends Group Coach, University of New Mexico College of Education (Spring 2006)

Other University Service Activities

Directed Project Vista, a $2.8 million institution-strengthening Title V HSI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Effective Practices for Ensuring Diversity in the Tenure Track: A CI Faculty Workshop on Reaching, Attracting and Recruiting Historically Under-represented Faculty, with Dr. Frank Barajas (May 8, 2014)

Peer Reviews of Teaching (2008-2015)

CI Staff on Student Success, presentation on “Continuing the Conversation” High Impact Practice Breakfasts for CI Staff, Project Vista and Student Success Partnership, with Dr. Beth Hartung (June 19, 2014)

“Continuing the Conversation” High Impact Practice Breakfasts for CI Staff, Project Vista and Student Success Partnership (February 20, March 13 and May 1, 2014)

Co-facilitator, with Dr. Cynthia King: LGBT Anti-Bullying Summit, CSU Channel Islands (April 19, 2013)

High Impact Practices and Active Learning Workshop for CI Faculty, with Dr. Marie Francois. CSU Channel Islands (January 17, 2013; February 28, 2013)

“Continuing the Conversation” High Impact Practice Breakfasts for CI Faculty, Project Vista and Student Success Partnership (September 6, September 27, October 25 and November 15, 2012)

Shattering the Silence, video screening and discussion for the CI Community, with Monica Pereira. CSU Channel Islands (October 26, 2012)

Co-facilitator with Dr. Nelle Moffett: LGBT Anti-Bullying Summit, CSU Channel Islands (April 15, 2011)

Qualitative research methods coaching, Dr. Cindy Wyels, CSU Channel Islands Mathematics Professor (Fall 2011)

Facilitator, First Generation College Students Faculty Panel, CSU Channel Islands (August 26, 2010)

Campus Book Celebration for Dr. Kathleen Contreras, Braids/Trencitas (September 30, 2009)

Peer Reviewer, Faculty Development Mini-Grants, CI Faculty Development Office

Faculty Marshal for Commencement (May 2007, May 2009, May 2012); Commencement Reader (May 2015)

Guest Lectures and Invited Presentations

Faculty Panelist, Summer Transition for Academic Guidance and Educational Success (STAGES) (August 13, 2014)

“Are We Crazy About Our Kids? The Cost/Benefit Equation,” with Dr. Joan Karp. Ventura Library, Ventura, CA (February 18, 2014)

ECS 468 and 470, Early Childhood Studies, Dr. Carola Matera “Seal of Biliteracy” project (October 1, 2013)

Faculty Panelist, Symposium with Daryl Smith: Why First Gen Matters (September 17, 2013)

Faculty Panelist, Dolphin Quest for Success Day. Faculty Staff/Administrator Stories as FGCS (August 23, 2013)

Faculty Panelist, Summer Transition for Academic Guidance and Educational Success (STAGES) (August 12, 2013)

Facilitator, Enrollment Services Staff Retreat/PACE Palette Workshop (July 11, 2013)

Promoting Post Baccalaureate Opportunities for Latina/o and Other Under-represented Minority Students: Relevance, Challenges and Strategies, with Dr. Merilyn Buchanan. Senate Staffers Information Meeting, Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2013)

Student Success Partnerships and Initiatives, CI Spring 2013 Faculty Orientation, with Dr. Marie Francois. (January 17, 2013)

Opportunities and Resources Through HSI Grants, CI Spring 2013 Faculty Orientation, with Dr. Marie Francois and Dr. Phil Hampton. (January 17, 2013)

Project Vista, CI’s Graduate Studies Center and Student Services for Current and Prospective Post Baccalaureate Students at CI. ECS 468 and ECS 470, Dr. Elizabeth Quintero and Dr. Carola Matera, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA (December 3, 2012)

UNIV 100, Monica Pereira and Janet Pinkley, California State University Channel Islands (September 5, 2012)

Academic Affairs Fall Meeting, Student Success Partnership with Dr. Terry Ballman (August 23, 2012)

Faculty Panelist, Summer Transition for Academic Guidance and Educational Success (STAGES) (August 15, 2012)

SOE Advisory Committee (October 14, 2011; October 4, 2013; February 14, 2014, February 6, 2015)

Project Vista: Workshop for Teen Parents at Pacific High School, Teen Parent Program Director Anna Izaguirre. Ventura, CA, October 12, 2011.

SPED 542 Managing Learning Environments, Dr. Jill Itkonen and Amy Stencler, California State University Channel Islands; presentation with co-author, Monica K. Osborn (February 5, 2009

COMM 345/EDUC 345 Media Literacy & Youth Culture, Francisco Garcia, California State University Channel Islands (February 11, 2009)

MATH 590 Combinatorics, Dr. Cindy Wyels, California State University Channel Islands (March 10, 2009)

EDMS 527 History, Social Studies and Integrated Arts, Dr. Kathleen Contreras, California State University Channel Islands (September 2007)

SPED 641 Advanced Perspectives in Special Education, Dr. Tiina Itkonen, California State University Channel Islands (September 2007)

SPED 546 Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Dr. Maria Denney, California State University Channel Islands (October 2006)

FLC 602 Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning, Dr. Bruce Noll, University of New Mexico (April 2005)

ETSCS 593 Case Study Methodology, Dr. Elizabeth Noll, University of New Mexico (September 2005)

Commencement Address, University of New Mexico (December 2004)

ETSCS 593 Case Study Methodology, Dr. Elizabeth Noll, University of New Mexico (March 2000)

Featured Speaker, Governor’s Education Summit, Kodiak, Alaska (May 1997)

SERVICE HONORS AND AWARDS

Recipient, El Concilio Latino Leadership Award (awarded Spring 2016)

CI Exceptional Service to Students Award (3 WTU, Spring 2016)

Recipient, CSU Exceptional Service to Students (awarded Fall 2015)

Nominated for CSU faculty excellence award. Recognized for contributions to CSU Channel Islands through Project Vista by Chancellor Timothy P. White (July 9, 2014)

Student Leadership Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Student Organization Advisor, Student Affairs, CSU Channel Islands (April 28, 2014)

Student Support Services Award Nominee for SSS Program Faculty Collaborative Award, Trio Program, CSU Channel Islands (April 17, 2014)

Student Leadership Certificate of Appreciation, Student Affairs, CSU Channel Islands (April 28, 2010)

California State University Channel Islands Multicultural and Women’s & Gender Student Center, Women in Leadership Award (Spring 2008)

California State University Channel Islands Student Government, Maximus Nominee, Faculty (Spring 2008)