Higher Education

From Class to Campus: Mastering Tech Integration & Expansion for Student Success

A webinar highlighting Harper College’s success in scaling GoReact across campus

Wednesday, June 05, 2024 @ 12:00 pm EST

Join this panel discussion with professional development and faculty leaders from Harper College to hear the success they’ve seen since scaling GoReact campuswide.

Initially acquired as a formative assessment tool for a few departments, GoReact quickly gained popularity across the college due to its ease of use and the improvements in student success. Today, GoReact is an integral part of diverse disciplines at Harper College—from communications to math to legal studies to phlebotomy and kinesiology —providing all students access to the innovative video-based skill assessment platform and continuing to yield significant benefits for faculty and students.

In this webinar you’ll get:

  • Concrete examples of how GoReact has improved learning experiences and outcomes across many disciplines
  • Practical tips on adopting integrated LMS tools across varied disciplines
  • In-depth Insights into the process and benefits of expanding GoReact across different departments

Melissa Baysingar

Melissa Baysingar has been an Instructional Design Specialist in the Academy for Teaching Excellence at Harper College in Palatine, IL since 2016. Prior to her time at Harper, she worked in auditing and was a full-time accounting instructor in the Wisconsin Technical College system. She has an MBA from UW-Oshkosh and a M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from Western Illinois University. In her role at Harper College, she has the privilege of working with faculty on course design, activities, and assessment in a variety of modalities, as well as leading workshops and working on large faculty and staff events. Making use of easy and effective engagement and assessment tools like GoReact plays a large role in her daily work with faculty and staff.

Jeff Przybylo

Jeff Przybylo is in his 28th year as a professor of Communication Arts at Harper Community College (Palatine, Illinois). Jeff is the director of the speech and debate program at Harper. He has served as chairperson of the department and most recently spent two semesters as the interim Dean of Liberal Arts. Jeff is a Past President of the Illinois Communication Association and Past President of the national Community College Speech and Debate Association, Phi Rho Pi (9 years). Jeff has worked with GoReact since its inception. His work with faculty across the country has helped professors to integrate the latest technologies such as adaptive learning, online assessment, and speech capture, into their communication classrooms. Jeff has been at the forefront of the movement to bring technology into the communication classroom. He has been recording student speeches for analysis since his first day in the classroom and has enthusiastically embraced the online learning movement. Throughout his career, he’s seen the basic speech course as an opportunity to not only teach basic public speaking skills but to engage students in technology, leadership, teamwork, and peer coaching. His goal as a professor of communication has always been to be innovative in the classroom. He aims to shed the image of the professor as “sage on the stage” and instead act a “coach” who develops strategies to encourage students to get actively involved in their education.

Carol Carlson-Nofsinger

Carol Carlson-Nofsinger is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Legal Studies at Harper College. Carol practiced in the areas of real estate law (including zoning), corporate law, employment law, and contract law for 28 years. Carol retired from the practice of law in 2014 when she obtained a Lecturer Position, which she held for 4 years, at the College of DuPage. She has taught, as an adjunct instructor, a variety of subjects to paralegals in three different ABA approved Paralegal Studies Programs, since 1986, including at Roosevelt University, College of DuPage, and Harper College. Carol is also an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Pre-Licensure Instructor who has taught Real Estate Broker Pre-License classes for over 20 years. She co-authored Illinois Proficiency Exam Prep: Broker to Managing Broker, 1st Edition and also Illinois Proficiency Exam Prep: Salesperson to Broker, 1st Edition for Dearborn Real Estate Education. Carol has reviewed and contributed materials to the textbook used in the real estate courses here at Harper College called Modern Real Estate Practice in Illinois by Galaty, Allaway, and Kyle. Carol has reviewed and written online real estate courses for two national course providers. She received her B.A. from Elmhurst College and a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Adrian Fleisher

In the early stages of his career Dr. Fleisher had the opportunity to work as a strength and conditioning coordinator with elite athletes. This impactful role solidified his coaching mindset and helped shape the core leadership philosophies he continues to champion today. Currently Dr. Fleisher serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Kinesiology Department of Harper College. His educational background includes an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and PhD in Leadership - Health and Human Performance from Concordia University Chicago.

Charlotte Schulze-Hewett

Charlotte Schulze-Hewett is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harper College, where she teaches a variety of courses including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, and Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors. Since transitioning to online teaching in March 2020, she has primarily taught in this format, adapting her methods to effectively engage students remotely. Before joining Harper College, Charlotte taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Wisconsin Colleges, Rock County campus. She holds two M.S. degrees from UIC, one in Pure Mathematics and another in Mathematical Computer Science. In addition to her teaching, Charlotte has ventured into collaborative research with her family, co- authoring a mathematics paper with her 10-year-old son. They are currently working on a second collaborative project.

Donna Oswald

Experienced Phlebotomist and educator with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Phlebotomy, ASCP, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Medical Terminology, and Hospitals. Strong healthcare services professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General from Northern Illinois University.