Dr. Janni Aragon appointed Director, Technology Integrated Learning

News item from the VPAC's office:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Janni Aragon has accepted the position of Director, Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) from May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.  Many of you will know Dr. Aragon, who has been serving as the Acting Director TIL since January 2014.  In her time as Acting Director, she has provided exemplary leadership in organizing this new administrative office and establishing a high level of service and support to students, faculty and staff in initiating and supporting emerging learning technologies at the university in support of teaching excellence.  Dr. Aragon has extensive experience integrating technology with pedagogy, in using social media to support learning and student engagement, in supporting compliance with privacy and security standards, and with innovation in blended, flipped and on online learning as well as open access.  She and the team in the TIL office are actively engaged in supporting CourseSpaces, the Online Academic Community, and other platforms and tools that support teaching and learning.

Dr. Aragon served as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Political Science, with teaching experience at UVic for over 10 years.  She received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Faculty of Social Science in 2013. In her new role, Dr. Aragon will continue to teach part time in the Department of Political Science and in the Technology and Society minor program.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching.  Just this month, Dr. Aragon was also awarded one of two Fellowships granted by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), an international organization, to undertake scholarly work on ways to effectively integrate academic and service units in supporting the effective implementation of educational technologies. 

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Aragon to the position. 

Catherine A. Mateer, AVP Academic Planning & Chair, Appointment Committee for the of Director, Technology Integrated Learning (TIL)