Friday, April 14, 2017
Speakers: Rebekah Villafaña, Director, Associate Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, College of the Canyons, CA and William Albritton, Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science, Leeward Community College, HI
Members of the Teamwork and Value Systems faculty team Rebekah Villafana and William Albritton will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.
Rebekah Villafaña, Director, Associate Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, College of the Canyons
Rebekah Villafaña is currently an Associate Adjunct Instructor, in the Sociology Department, at College of the Canyons, located in Southern California. Ms. Villafaña currently serves on the Curriculum Committee and Civic Engagement Steering Committee, and she is a co-advisor for the Sociology Club. Ms. Villafaña has a background in basic education and taught English as a Second Language and Evidence-Based Reading Instruction in the Division of Adult and Career Education for Los Angeles Unified School District for 10 years. As such, she bridges the gap for under prepared students by incorporating Reading Apprenticeship strategies, using Sociological reading content at the community college level. Her Baccalaureate of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees are both in Sociology and were earned at California State University, Northridge. Additionally, she holds a Full-Time Adult Education Teaching Credential, from the University of San Diego. In her spare time she loves to read, cook, and garden.
William Albritton, Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science, Leeward Community College
William Albritton is an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science (ICS) at Leeward Community College, where he has taught since 2008. Past and current positions within the college include IT Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, and Faculty Senate Chair. His community service includes volunteering at science fairs, computer education events, and Access Surf. Previously, he taught ICS courses at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for 6 years, and also taught scuba diving on Maui as a PADI Scuba Instructor and taught English in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT). Albritton received his BA in Physics and minor in Japanese from Oberlin College, and an MS in ICS from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.