Faculty Professional Development

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is working hard to give╠řour faculty╠řthe training and resources╠řthey need to offer the highest level of╠řteaching╠řusing alternative modes of instruction.╠řTo help our faculty succeed, we chose╠řtwo college-level champions as well as departmental-level champions who have experience and expertise╠řteaching hybrid or online courses. The CHHS champions will work with the faculty╠řto promote standards, set╠řexpectations, and provide support for╠řquality teaching and learning.╠ř

CHHS Champions╠ř


Linda Kiltz

Linda Kiltz
Dr. Linda Kiltz is an adjunct faculty in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management where she teaches and designs courses in emergency management.╠ř Linda has over 14 years of experience designing, developing, evaluating, and teaching online courses in higher education.╠ř She has expertise in a variety of learning management systems and e-learning technologies, instructional design and adult learning, ╠řand program assessment and accreditation.╠ř She has designed and developed over 50 courses that meet quality matter standards and is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.╠ř

Dr. Linda Kiltz is the former the Academic Program Director for the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Master of Science in Emergency Management in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.╠ř She was also a professor in the MPA program at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi.╠ř Dr. Kiltz has over two decades of leadership experience working in both the nonprofit and government sector developing and implementing innovative programs and policies to address community problems including crime and violence, poverty and hunger, and emergency preparedness among vulnerable populations. Besides working in higher education, Dr. Kiltz has served as an officer in the U.S. Army, a sheriffÔÇÖs deputy, and training manager in local law enforcement, and as a community educator for nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing family violence and child abuse.

In her spare time, she operates an organic farming operation with her husband near Kalispell, Montana where they raise grass-fed beef, eggs from free-range chickens, and 49 varieties of organic apples.╠ř

Email: Linda Kiltz

Phone: 406-407-0360 (cell) (Mountain Time)

Video about Linda Kiltz╠řthat she uses╠řas a welcome in her classes:

Casey Goeller

Casey Goeller
Mr. Casey Goeller is a full-time lecturer in the Gerontology program in the FCS Department, where he has been teaching online and hybrid classes for the past 12 years here at the Beach.╠ř In addition, he currently serves as the campus Quality Matters Coordinator and is a Master Reviewer as well as a QM Course facilitator in two core classes.╠ř With over 30 national online course reviews completed, he has been able to develop a broad skill set in various learning management systems and best practices in the online environment.╠ř He works closely with the ChancellorÔÇÖs Office in online and blended learning projects and workshops.╠ř In addition to his degree in Gerontology, he also has a Masters's degree in Educational Technology.

In the course of his duties working with the Academic Technology Department, he has conducted a number of faculty training workshops and previously served as the campus eLearning consultant during his time on the transition team that applied our current learning management system, Desire2Learn in 2011. ╠řPrevious employment prior to his career in academia, Mr. Goeller enjoyed a long career in hospitality management and worked for six years in IT.╠ř After his undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Florida, he served as a commissioned officer in the US Army at various locations around the globe.╠ř Following that service, he was a French-language student at the University of Montpellier, France.╠ř He has two children and five grandchildren.

When not engaging in campus activities, he enjoys restoring classic cars, travel, and any kind of photography.


The purpose of the champions is to lead the college's╠řfaculty learning community for alternative modes of instruction.╠ř

Resources for Teaching Remotely╠ř

  • Teaching Remotely Quick Reference
    -Compiled by the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning and the CSU Faculty Development Council

  • -Curated resources from U.S. higher education institutions

  • , University of Central Florida

  • Camtasia Instructions- Instructions for downloading Camtasia and sharing projects in BeachBoard

  • Visit these╠ř╠řsites for training and resources to help you create better videos and presentations:

  • ╠řMIT research study that states that shorter videos are much more engaging, that informal talking-head videos are more engaging, that Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging, that even high-quality pre-recorded classroom lectures might not make for engaging online videos, and that students engage differently with lecture and tutorial videos
  • Quality Matters presents two studies that provide a lot of useful information for practice.╠ř, Emporia State University.
  • ╠ř- Space for students to upload their video projects using the Microsoft 365 tool set (1 TB) available for free
  • ╠ř- Create visually striking newsletters, presentations, and documentation in minutes.
  • ╠ř- Online application for students to create social graphics, short videos, and web pages for their course projects.
  • : Free student access to the Adobe Suite up to the end of this S20 semester. Free to faculty and staff.
  • ╠ř- Benefits of instructor-created video for online courses.
  • ╠ř- List of interactive apps and tools to enrich your stories and boost engagement, from copyright-free images to video, data visualizations, and infographics.
  • ╠ř- YouTube Creators Channel

  • ╠ř-Adapted from Rutgers University
    • ÔÇőProven alternative assessment methods that are effective and less stressful for students. Also addresses students who fall within the deficit side of the digital divide.
  • ╠řVanderbilt University
  • ╠ř(Indiana University, Bloomington CITL)
  • *╠řNorthern Illinois University╠ř
  • , California State University, Fullerton
  • , Rutgers University
  • Open Book Exams / Oral Exams
    • ╠ř[PDF] from Newcastle University; explains how to create open book exams
    • ╠ř- article from Faculty Focus

  • ╠ř- Accommodating students for remote class administration (Princeton).
  • ╠ř- Accessible suggestions from the disability culture and community.
  • ╠ř- Practical recommendations for the creation of accessible instructional materials.
  • ╠ř- General best practices from Canvas when designing a course for accessibility concerns.
  • National Deaf CenterÔÇÖs╠ř: 10 Tips for Educators. Share this with faculty and other professionals supporting deaf students
  • ╠ř- How faculty and instructors can ensure that all students have access to the materials they need to succeed in the course when the learning contexts are rapidly changing (Rice University).

(Deborah Lupton) - how to turn fieldwork that was initially planned as using face-to-face methods into a more ÔÇśhands-offÔÇÖ mode specifically, ideas for avoiding in-person interactions by using mediated forms that will achieve similar ends.

Best Teaching Practices in a Virtual Setting╠ř

Attached is the PowerPoint slides for the Spring Convening presentation,╠ř.


  • Melissa Bittner, PhD (Kinesiology)
  • Belinda Daughrity (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Curt Davidson (Recreation & Leisure Studies)


  • Jackie Dawson, PhD (Department of Physical Therapy)
  • Dr. Linda Kiltz (School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management)