Curriculae Vitae

Greetings

I am an extreme animal lover, semi-pro musician, voracious reader and writer, dedicated educator, authentic lifelong learner, and am deeply committed to leadership as service.

Stuff I do when I work:

  • I provide leadership directing, designing, implementing, assessing, and revising programs, projects, processes, services and operations impacting organizational success and mission fulfillment (big believer in a great mission statement).
  • I assume responsibility and accountability for long-range strategies, real-time operations, mediating and negotiating solutions, staff engagement and development.
  • I analyze and articulate program resource needs based on robust data, intuitive reasoning and collaborative, strategic negotiation of budget.
  • I investigate, mediate and resolve diverse and sometimes complex conflicts, grievances, and complaints related to the conduct and relationships of staff.
  • I show compassion for the integrity and well-being of all individuals, creating opportunities for enriched connections that contribute to building an enlightened community of excellence and success.
  • I develop great questions while searching paths less traveled for outstanding solutions and innovative futures.
  • I cut through prevarication, denial and the hubris of isolated arrogance. I say no to comfortable fictions, bureaucratic trivia and minor duplicities. I make it real. It is a bias for getting sh*t done.

Keywords

...that reflect my professional experience and specialties: operations, leadership, workflow, design management, web design & development, interactive media, programming, natural & computer sciences, mathematics & statistics, optical & digital imaging, image analysis, professional education, learning technologies & robust analytics. And the Humanities.

Teaching & Learning

Teaching Philosophy 2017

Teaching requires a deep & enduring passion for learning & leadership that is manifest in action and focused by an extraordinary effort-of-will. Great teachers are transparent and flexible. They learn and adapt quickly in real-time. They embrace challenge and inspire through word and deed. In the truest sense, great teachers embrace the idea of “leadership as service” and make it their business to provide the necessary resources, cultivate the required student commitment, invest in the appropriate connections, and hold themselves accountable for creating the best possible learning environment.
Student success is the reason that professional educators get up in the morning and it should be deeply infused within and throughout every aspect of the academic and campus community.
There is a symbiotic relationship between student success and an inclusive classroom (and campus) culture. In my life I have learned the value of compassion for the integrity and well-being of all individuals, and have experienced first-hand how that compassion creates opportunities for enriched connections that contribute to building an enlightened community of excellence and success. There lies the essence of teaching and learning, of student success, and the reason professional educators get up in the morning.

Favorite Quote About Teaching (always evolving)

“As good teachers weave the fabric that joins them with students and subjects, the heart is the loom on which the threads are tied, the tension is held, the shuttle flies, and the fabric is stretched tight. Small wonder, then, that teaching tugs at the heart, opens the heart, even breaks the heart – and the more one loves teaching, the more heartbreaking it can be. The courage to teach is the courage to keep one’s heart open in those very moments when the heart is asked to hold more than it is able so that teacher and students and subject can be woven into the fabric of community that learning, and living, require.” ~ Parker Palmer

From: The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life by Parker J. Palmer (1998), Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco

Curriculum Vitae | Executive Summary

Results-driven, highly successful professional with a notable background in managing first-rate academic programs. Knows what it takes to design and deliver curriculum to students from diverse backgrounds, enhance the overall student experience, and assess whether courses and programs generate intended student learning outcomes. Applies solid communication, interpersonal, and research skills across all organizational levels – and offers an unwavering commitment to consistently perform at the highest level of professional excellence.

"Bill has the ability to grasp models & systems at an exceptional rate. While his analytical side digests the information, he never loses empathy for the student." ~ Co O'Neill (former supervisor)
“When Bill came on board as my manager, I immediately felt listened to, and could tell that he was taking into account the entirety of the world he was entering.” ~ Dan Chapman (former direct report)

Education Leadership

  • Operations & Workflow
  • Community Outreach
  • Culture Shift & Adaptation
  • Conflict Mediation & Resolution
  • Strategic Budgeting & Planning
  • Key Metrics, Analytics & Reporting
  • Public Speaking & Communication
  • Problem Analysis & Resolution
  • Program Deployment & Evaluation
  • Accreditation & Compliance
  • Student Success Initiatives
  • Faculty & Staff Oversight
“Bill Siebold is one of the most inspiring individuals I have had a chance to work with. He continually demonstrates his passion for education and the environment, a passion that exceeds most others.” ~ Allison McKeever (former student)
“Bill is one of the most inspirational people that I’ve met. He is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to the success of the people around him.” ~ Jason Ries (former student)

Director of Academics | Faculty Development

Art Institute of Portland January 2006 to present

NWCCU regionally-accredited Career Technical Education College

Director Sustainable Design

Director Liberal Arts & Sciences

Director Visual & Game Programming

Department Director Web Design & Interactive Media

Key Responsibilities

Provide leadership directing, designing, implementing, assessing, and revising programs, projects, processes, services and operations impacting academic quality, student success and career outcomes. Assume responsibility and accountability for long-range strategies, real-time operations, mediating and negotiating solutions, faculty and staff engagement and development. Establish, oversee, evaluate and revise processes, protocols and specifications ensuring alignment with campus mission, values and core outcomes, consistent with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Reinforce campus efforts to ensure compliance with applicable accrediting bodies. Analyze and articulate academic resource needs based on robust data, intuitive reasoning and collaborative, strategic negotiation of budget. Investigate, mediate and resolve diverse and sometimes complex conflicts, grievances, and complaints related to the conduct and relationships of faculty, staff and students. Collaborate and integrate academic efforts with Student Affairs, Financial Services and Admissions departments. Chair campus committees in faculty development, student persistence & success, new faculty orientation. Member of Admissions Committee (ADCOM), Key Management, senior member Academic Affairs Committee (AAC).

Selected Recent Projects & Benchmarks of Success

  • Education Technology: Specified detailed technical training protocols for faculty, staff and students for new campus learning management system (LMS) . Manage communications, workflow, project timeline to ensure on-schedule implementation and effective integration into campus curriculum, operations, teaching and learning culture. Campus champion & technical training leader.
  • Student Success: Presented “Invigorating a sense of student ownership of their learning through self‐development of an Individualized Strategic Plan for Academic Success.” at 2016 Student Success and Retention Conference (Oregon Council of Student Services Administrators and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission): Thursday February 4, 2016
  • Accreditation Standards: Participated in four NWCCU Accreditation reports including 2009 Progress Report, 2011 Year One Mission & Core Themes, 2012 Year Three Resources and Capacity Peer Evaluation, 2015 Year Seven Mission Fulfillment and Sustainability
  • Curriculum Innovation: Conceived & implemented unique new curriculum in Sustainable Design which is integrated across multiple academic programs as an academic minor. 2008
  • Faculty Development: Created & Implemented scheme for continuing rotation of collaborative in-class peer observations followed by subsequent faculty reporting & small-team discussions of lessons learned, focusing on continuous improvement through shared instructional approaches and best practices.
  • Program Growth & Development: Designed and managed Web Design & Interactive Media, a successful, robust career-technology program with deep community connections, talented faculty & effective, engaging curriculum. Verified 98% career-specific employment by graduates over seven years 2007 – 2014
  • Collaborative Curriculum Development: Campus leader for four major system-wide curriculum re-designs: I). Mathematics (~ 50 campuses 2013); II). Writing (~ 30 campuses 2015); III). Graphic & Web Design (~ 50 campuses 2012); IV). Software Development for Creative Arts (~ 10 campuses 2015)

Education

Masters of Science

Microbiology & Molecular Biology

Oregon State University 2002

Thesis Research

Bachelors of Science

Geology

Oregon State University 1981

Assoc of Applied Science

Applied Chemical Technology

Alfred State University 1995

Curricula designed:

  • Sustainable Design 2008
  • Web Design & Interactive Media 2008
  • Graphic & Web Design 2012
  • College Mathematics 2013
  • Writing 2015
  • Software Development for Creative Arts 2015

Courses I have designed and / or taught

    Sustainability

  • ECOL 201 Ecology

    Designed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Field Trips / Research / Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis

  • ECON 211 Environmental Economics

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Traditional Lecture / Discussion. Sustainability Program

  • EVS 111 Environmental Science

    Re-Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Discussion, lecture, research

  • HST 341 History of Environmental Movement

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Lecture, Discussion, Writing Intensive. Sustainability Program

  • HUM 372 Environmental Ethics

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Discussion & Critical Analysis

  • SOC 221 Introduction to Sustainability

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Lecture / Discussion / Case Studies / Research / Writing Intensive

    Natural Sciences

  • BI 393A The Great Plagues

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Case Studies, Discussion & Analysis

  • BI 231 Biomechanics

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Lecture & Computer-based Laboratory

  • BI 293 Molecules & Motives

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Lecture / Discussion / Research

  • BIOL 1100 Concepts in Biology & Human Concerns

    Instructor

    Idaho State University

    Large Lecture / Multiple Laboratory Sections [Traditional lecture / lab] Re-design of laboratory content and delivery

  • BIOL 4000 Fundamentals of Biological Imaging

    Designed & Instructed

    Idaho State University

    Instrumentation Laboratory / Experiment, Data Collection & Analysis

  • CHEM 4500 Chemical Microscopy

    Designed & Instructed

    Alfred State University

    Instrument Laboratory / Research

  • GEOL 111 Introduction to Earth Sciences

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Lecture / Discussion / Research

  • GEOL 393 The Great Volcanoes

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Lecture / Discussion / Case Study / Research / Writing Intensive

  • MB 230 Introductory Microbiology

    Instructor

    Oregon State University

    Lecture & Laboratory [traditional large lecture hall and multiple lab sections]

  • MB 310 Bacterial Molecular Genetics

    Instructor

    Oregon State University

    Lecture [Traditional lecture format]

  • MB 390 World According to Microbes

    Instructor

    Oregon State University

    Cooperative Learning [JigSaw Team Format]
    Microbiology Education publication: Trempy, Janine E., Monica M Skinner and William A Siebold. "Learning Microbiology Through Cooperation: Designing Cooperative Learning Activities that Promote Interdependence, Interaction, and Accountability." MICROBIOLOGY EDUCATION 3.1 (2002): 26‐36.

  • PHY 131 Astronomy

    Re-Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Project based

    Humanities

  • HUM 101 Design Foundations

    Re-Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Interactive Discussion & Discovery. First-year / First-term Student Success & Retention Project
    2016 Student Success and Retention Conference (Oregon Council of Student Services Administrators and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission): “Invigorating a sense of student ownership of their learning through self‐development of an Individualized Strategic Plan for Academic Success.” Thursday February 4, 2016

  • ICOR 490 Senior Seminar

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Seminar, discussion, problem-solving, critical thinking

    Mathematics

  • MTH 104 College Mathematics

    Designed & Instructed

    Art Institute of Portland

    Interactive Lecture and Recitation

    Web Design & Interactive Media

  • WDIM 377 Foundation Portfolio

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Studio and portfolio development in computer lab

  • WDIM 427 Digital Portfolio

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Studio and portfolio development in computer lab

  • WDIM 351 Rapid Web Development

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Project-based / estimation, design brief, asset creation, implementation, deliverables

  • WDIM 253 Pre-Production

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Interactive Teams building pre-production assets and project scope for non-profit client.

  • WDIM 380 Website Development

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Interactive Team building out non-profit client project

    Media Arts

  • GA 377 Foundation Portfolio

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Initial Portfolio Development in Game Art Design, Visual & Game Programming, Animation, Digital Film & Video

  • MA 491 Senior Studio I

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Creative Portfolio Development in Game Art Design, Visual & Game Programming, Animation, Digital Film & Video

  • MA 492 Senior Studio II

    Instructor

    Art Institute of Portland

    Creative Portfolio Development in Game Art Design, Visual & Game Programming, Animation, Digital Film & Video