Faculty engagement throughout the transition to Ultra is an invaluable component of UMBC’s Blackboard innovation roadmap. With the increased investment in support for Ultra and instructional technology, DoIT believes faculty are important partners and will play an essential role during the Ultra migration.
Who are the Ultra Ambassadors?
|Diane Alonso||Psychology / Universities at Shady Grove|
Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication
|Lisa Beall||Undergraduate Academic Affairs|
|Katie Birger||Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy|
|Mariajose Castellanos||Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering|
|Kate Drabinski||Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies|
|Matthias Gobbert||Mathematics & Statistics|
Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy
|Anita Komladi||Information Systems|
|Adam Mendelson||Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts)|
Universities at Shady Grove
Psychology / Instructional Systems Development
|Michiko Perry||Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication|
Ancient Studies / Historical Studies / Philosophy
Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
Management of Aging Services
|Susan Schrier||Interdisciplinary Sciences|
Media & Communication Studies
Mathematics & Statistics
Education / Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Emergency Health Services
|Greg Williams||Instructional Systems Development|
What are the responsibilities of an Ultra Faculty Ambassador?
Ultra Faculty Ambassadors communicate information to departments and college peers, respond to basic questions about using Ultra, coordinate training for their peers as needed, and provide feedback to the Instructional Technology team about any concerns or functionality requests.
All Ultra Faculty Ambassadors are required to attend a full-day of customized training to better prepare for their important role and receive a $300 stipend and additional support for their own Ultra course conversion or redesign.
What makes a good Ultra Faculty Ambassador?
User-friendly - You are collegial and share best practices, resources & information with peers.
Learned - You seek opportunities to acquire new knowledge & skills.
Transformative - You perceive change as an opportunity.
Responsive - You pass constructive feedback back to Instructional Technology staff.
Accomplished - You stand out as an expert in using Blackboard for teaching.