Teaching & Learning

Teaching Philosophy (always evolving)

“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.”

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

  • Experienced successful leader capable of bringing people together with a shared vision

  • Resourceful innovative director of people and programs that achieve

  • Talented administrator of protocols and processes that work

  • Committed energetic learner for my entire lifetime, any time and any situation

  • Effective mediator and skilled negotiator creating opportunities for success

  • Clear concise communicator of ideas, processes and vision

"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)

Academic Leadership

Academic Affairs | Operational Leadership

Art Institute of Portland NWCCU accredited Career Technical Education College

January 2006 to present

Academic Affairs | Operational Leadership

Liberal Arts & Scieces | Sustainable Design

(former) Academic Department Director for Web Design & Interactive Media

“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)

Core Proficiency Areas

  • Operational Leadership
  • Community Outreach
  • Culture Shift & Adaptation
  • Conflict Mediation & Resolution
  • Strategic Budgeting & Planning
  • Key Metrics, Analytics & Reporting
  • Public Speaking & Communication
  • Problem Analysis & Solutions
  • Program Deployment & Evolution
  • Accreditation & Compliance
  • Student Success Initiatives
  • Faculty & Staff Oversight

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).

Committees, Initiatives, Metrics and Items of Note

  • 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
  • Designed and implemented multiple campus‐wide student success initiatives
  • Member of Key Management, Admissions Committee (ADCOM), Curriculum Committee and Academic Affairs Committee
  • Director of New Faculty Orientation since 2006. Director of Faculty Development since 2015
  • Architect of Sustainable Design Program
  • Campus Master Scheduler (strategic and tactical planning and quarterly implementation of academic schedule)
  • Web & Graphic Design Curriculum Redesign Initiative (system-wide)
  • Mathematics Curriculum Redesign Initiative & Pilot (system-wide)
  • Consistently high performance on critical metrics: Average Registered Credits and S/I Ratio
  • Successful career placement for Web Design & Interactive Media Program over seven year period: 98% graduates employed in domain-specific industry positions

Education

Masters of Science

Microbiology & Molecular Biology

Oregon State University 2002

Bachelors of Science

Geology

Oregon State University 1981

Assoc of Applied Science

Applied Chemical Technology

Alfred State University 1995

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.

    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

    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

    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