University at Albany

Online Teaching and Learning

Online Teaching and Learning Steering Committee 2017 - 2018

The Online Teaching and Learning Steering Committee is a group of faculty members convened approximately once a month to provide advice, feedback and ideas for the further development of OTL options at UAlbany.

The Steering Committee will be asked to advise in developing University procedures and structures for the short, medium and longer term in the following areas:

  • What initiatives will work to improve faculty understanding of the applicability of these new teaching tools to course and curricular improvement?
  • What are the current barriers to growth in this area – administrative, cultural, technological and other -- for students and for faculty?
  • How do we support exploration and experimentation in emerging technologies and ultimately make investments in an environment of limited human and financial resources?
  • How do we ensure a quality educational experience through assessment of student learning and other forms of evaluation?

Steering Committee 2017 - 2018

OTL Steering Committee:

Peter Shea, Chair

Arts and Sciences

Karin Reinhold
Max Lifchitz 
Susanna Fessler
Lee S. Bickmore


Melissa Palmucci

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Daphne Jorgensen



Criminal Justice

Stacey Zyskowski



Peter Shea
Virginia Goatley

Public Health

Brenda Kirkwood


Karl Rethemeyer

Social Welfare

Jiang Yu

University Libraries

Trudi Jacobson

Undergraduate Education

Jeanette Altaribba

Graduate Education

Kevin Williams






Chris Moore


Billie Franchini
Diane Hamilton

Provost Office

Johanna Cole
Sheila Mahan

Graduate Admissions

Jane Champagne