Gloria López Colón

Curriculum design, Assessment and Faculty development

Profile

I help faculty to design learning experiences for student success and effective assessment. These learning experiences have a strong online content, motivate and scaffold struggling students, are easy to assess, and yield valuable data. I believe in a comprehensive yet simple institutional assessment plan that makes faculty buy-in possible.

I am proficient in curriculum development and design for developmental education. I train faculty online using web 2.0 solutions such as wikis and synchronous online collaboration, so they in turn can integrate web 2.0 solutions into the curriculum. I use my experience in all of the above for proposal writing.

Skills

Coding: HTML. LMS: Blackboard, Moodle. Webcasting: Webex, Blackboard, Skype. Content capture: Captivate, Camtasia Studio y and other Flash-based solutions. Image editing and authoring: Photoshop, Inspiration, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Acrobat, Omnipage. AMS: Livetext.

LANGUAGES:

Spanish, English, French

Experience:

Since 2008, I collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment in Sagrado Corazón to implement the use of Livetext for learning assessment. In this capacity, I also have collaborated in preparing the Periodic Review Report for the accrediting agency. I have been in charge of the learning assessment of the projects I have directed, for which I have prepared a results portfolio using Livetext.


UNIVERSIDAD DEL SAGRADO CORAZÓN

BIBLIOTECA MADRE MARÍA TERESA GUEVARA 2004-present

Consultant in PICIC (Project for the Integration of Information Literacy Competencies into the Curriculum). For this Project I wrote a proposal to the Walmart Foundation and to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). This project, still ongoing, brings together universities from all over the United States to collaborate in retaining minority students.

UNIVERSIDAD DEL SAGRADO CORAZÓN

DEANSHIP OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 2010-2012

Director of the project Retaining and Graduating (Title V). Conceptualized the project, created the Committee that was to shape the project, wrote the proposal and directed the Project for two years.

UNIVERSIDAD DEL SAGRADO CORAZÓN

STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM 1997-2004

The Student Support Program had a Reading and Writing Center which I coordinated for six years. My duties included writing the section of the proposal to the Department of Education pertaining to the Center, and develop its curriculum.


Studies

BA Social Sciences Universidad de Puerto Rico.

MA Translation Universidad de Puerto Rico

Ed.D Universidad de Puerto Rico. Area: Curriculum and Teaching in Spanish. Dissertation: Reading comprehension of novice readers in a hypertext structured with devices designed to facilitate reading comprehension.

References

Sra. Sonia Díaz. Director. Madre María Teresa Guevara Library. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. 787-728-1515 Ext. 4354 sdiaz@sagrado.edu

Dra. Carmen Padial. Director. Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. 787-728-1515 ext. 1251. cpadial@sagrado.edu

Sra. Laura Cotté . Director of External Resources. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. 787-728-1515 Ext. 1254 lcotte@sagrado.edu.