@candace_nast

EDUCATION
Certificate, Online Education, 2011 Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor Learning Centred Teaching in Higher Education (M.Ed. course), 2011 Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor Certificate, Instructional Skills, 2010 Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor Certificate, Leading Effective Discussions, 2010 Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor Master of Arts History, 2007-2009 GPA: 4.0 University of Windsor, Ontario Canada “We worked at everything”: childbirth and women’s work on Pelee Island, Ontario, 1945-1960 Oral history project exploring the transition from home to hospital birth in an isolated rural community. Honours Bachelor of Arts, with Great Distinction Women’s Studies, Minor in Applied Information Technology, 2003-2007 GPA: 4.0 University of Windsor, Ontario Canada

TECHNICAL SKILLS
HTML, CSS, WordPress, XAMPP, Drupal, basic PHP, basic JavaScript, basic Python, basic C, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sakai, advanced Google Apps (Fusion Tables, Maps API), basic Eclipse, basic Android SDK

WORK HISTORY
Digital Projects Specialist, 2011-present

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Freelance digital history projects Virtual Museum of Canada online museum exhibit for Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association: “Mennonite Memories of Pelee Island, 1925-1950”

GATA Digital Outreach Coordinator, Graduate Studies University of Windsor in collaboration with Centre for Teaching and Learning August 2010-present

Online outreach to current graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants using social media

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Individual and group training and professional development (e.g. leading discussions, grading, etc.)

Instructor: Gal Pals: Women and Friendship: Distance Education, Summer 2011 300 students, 3 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants • Embedded videos • Synchronous chat for office hours • Students participated in weekly online group discussions, completed independent reading assignments, online quizzes, wrote personal narratives and reflections, and wrote a final exam on campuses around the world. Co-Instructor: Gal Pals: Women and Friendship: Distance Education, Winter 2011 200 students, 2 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants • Feedback for students included videos posted to course Facebook Page • Synchronous chat for office hours • Students participate in weekly online group discussions, complete independent reading assignments, online quizzes, write personal narratives and reflections, and a final exam on campuses around the world. Social Media Consultant & Web Developer, 2006-2011

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Freelance consultant; focus on higher education. E.g. Office of Public Affairs and Communication, University of Windsor: creating online presence across social media networks, guidelines, and best practices (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.) E.g. Designed and built several new Drupal sites, emphasizing learning resources for students, recruitment, usability, and accessibility, at University of Windsor (including History, Women’s Studies, and Research Ethics Board). History site was used as example for other campus departments.

Instructor: History of Women’s Movements in North America, Fall 2010 55 students, 1 Graduate Teaching Assistant • Active learning model: mix of lecture, discussion, video, print, and online resources • Students chose to maintain weekly blogs or give a Pecha Kucha oral presentation • Short & medium length essays on midterm and final exams Copy Editor, 2009-2010

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Studies in Social Justice, Fall 2009 Informal Logic, Summer 2010

Facilitator, Graduate Learning Community at Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor, 2007-2010 • Collaborative environment with rotating responsibilities. Focused on pedagogical research and teaching/mentoring skills. Launched online extension of community using GoogleGroups Facilitated workshops on goal setting and work-life balance. Invited to facilitate assessment workshops for new graduate students. • Strong understanding of instructional design methodologies including BOPPPS model of participatory learning, Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory, student-directed learning.


Teaching Assistant: Women and Globalization, Fall 2009

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60 students, Dr. Gloria Albrecht • Assisted with in-class discussions and technology • Held online office hours for student questions • Evaluated assignments Teaching Assistant: Love, Honour, and Obey: Marriage and Gender, Winter 2009 30 students, Dr. Christina Simmons • Led discussion groups • Evaluated assignments including essays and exams • Held regular office hours to assist students Teaching Assistant: History of the World in the Twentieth Century, Fall & Winter 2008, Fall 2007 Two groups of 20 students, Dr. Adam Pole • Led weekly tutorials • Developed activities for active learning • Developed rubric for grading (later adopted by faculty and TAs) • Assessed and evaluated exams, essays, and reviews • Maintained accurate attendance records • Held regular office hours to assist students Teaching Assistant: Cyber Ethics, Fall 2008, Winter & Summer 2007, Winter, Summer, Fall 2006 From 60 to 100 students, Dr. Pierre Boulos • Distance and in-class • Piloted new learning management system (CLEW) • Interacted online with students through CLEW • Held online office hours • Evaluated essays • Moderated online discussion board • Developed rubric for grading Teaching Assistant: Gal Pals: Women and Friendship over Time, Summer 2006 25 students, Dr. Nina Reid-Maroney • Led discussion groups • Evaluated class presentations, essays and reviews • Maintained accurate attendance records • Held regular office hours to assist students Teaching Assistant: Computer Concepts for End Users, Summer 2006 60 students, Professor Raj Patil • Distance Education • Interacted online with students through learning management system • Evaluated assignments including essays, spreadsheets, and exams Teaching Assistant: Women in Canadian Society, Fall 2005, Winter 2005, Fall 2004 30 – 100 students, Professor Daniella Beaulieu • Led small and large group discussions • Evaluated essays, in-class assignments, and exams • Held regular office hours to assist students

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PUBLISHING
“Grading Tips,” “Make a Note,” “Nobody Wants to Talk,” “Asking for Feedback,” “Worst TA Ever,” “So Many Names,” and “What’s the Goal?” in Towards Better Teaching: Teaching Assistant Handbook. University of Windsor Centre for Teaching and Learning. 2011 Towards Better Teaching (blog) http://uwindsor.ca/BetterTeaching. A resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants. Ongoing since Fall 2010. Muckle Ado (blog) http://muckleado.com. Maps, digital history, and being alive. Ongoing. Femilicious (blog) http://femilicious.com. A blog about feminisms. 2004-2007.

FACILITATED WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
Nast, C. 2012. “Google Apps for Teaching and Learning. GATA Network Series, University of Windsor. Keating, B., Kustra, E., Nast, C., and Santarossa, M. 2011. Models of Collaboration: Change on a Shoestring Budget. STLHE Concurrent Session in Organizational Change, University of Saskatchewan. Nast, C., Lanigan-Keith, L., Rossi, C. and Wood, L. 2011. Faces and Spaces: Collaboration and Feedback in Distance Education, University of Windsor Campus Technology Day. Nast, C., Keating, B., and Santarossa, M. 2011. The GA/TA Network: Reaching Out to Teaching Assistants, University of Windsor Campus Technology Day. Nast, C., Lanigan-Keith, L., Rossi, C. and Wood, L. 2011 Pedagogy and Friendship: Teaching Gyn/Affectionately, Windsor-Oakland Joint Conference: Moving Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Engaging Students Through Experience! University of Windsor. Nast, C., Keating, B., and Santarossa, M. 2011. Towards Better Teaching: Supporting GA and TA Development, Windsor-Oakland Joint Conference: Moving Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Engaging Students Through Experience! University of Windsor. Nast, C., Keating, B., and Santarossa, M. 2011. “Towards Better Teaching: Supporting Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants.” Opportunities and New Directions: A Research Conference on Teaching and Learning, University of Waterloo. Nast, C. 2010. “Pathways, Mentoring & Failure: Learning After THATcamp.” The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATcamp) Bay Area, Automattic Lounge, San Francisco California. Nast, C. 2010. “Beyond What My Cat Ate: Using Twitter with Colleagues and Students. ” Campus Technology Day - Engagement Through Technology. University of Windsor, Ontario Canada. Nast, C. 2010. “Student Perceptions of Technology: Augmented Reality in Teaching and Learning. ” Campus Technology Day: Engagement Through Technology, University of Windsor, Ontario Canada. Nast, C. 2010. “Barriers to Entry in the Digital Humanities: Gender, Mentorship, and Hacking,” Great Lakes THATcamp, Michigan State University. Nast, C. 2010. “We Worked at Everything: Childbirth and Women's Work on Pelee Island, 1940-1960,” Tri-U Graduate Student Conference, University of Guelph. Nast, C. 2010. “MacGyver-ing History: Building Online Community History Collections Using Only the Tools Available,” THATCamp Columbus, University of Cleveland. Invited. Nast, C. 2009. “Eight women, three maps, and an island: bridging personal and political with oral history,” Feminist Research Group Brownbag, University of Windsor. Invited. Nast, C. and Hundleby C. 2008. “Feminist Ethics for Researchers,” Feminist Research Group Graduate

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Student Conference. Nast, C. 2007. “Collaboration Nation: social networking tools for education,” University of Windsor Campus Technology Day: Celebrating the Collaborative Campus, Windsor, Ontario. Nast, C., Boulos, P. and Gibson, P. 2007. “Promoting a Civil Campus Community Through Technology,” Canadian Student Judicial Affairs Conference, Windsor, Ontario. Nast, C. and Actiongirls. 2007. “Radical Cheerleading and Women in the Media,” Teachers for Global Awareness Conference, Windsor, Ontario. Nast C. 2007. “I'm not a feminist but...” Windsor Public Library, International Women's Day, Windsor, Ontario. Nast, C. 2007. “International Women's Day,” Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women. Nast, C. and Actiongirls. 2006. “Bringing Human Trafficking in Canada Out of the Shadows,” Windsor and Essex Committee against Trafficking in Women and Children, Windsor, Ontario. Nast, C. 2006. “The Female Body @ Work,” Feminist Research Group Graduate Student Conference, Windsor, Ontario. Nast, C. 2005. “Ladies' Tea: Empowering Women's Voices,” Feminist Research Group, Windsor, Ontario.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, HONOURS, GRANTS
Sir John A. Macdonald Fellowship in Canadian History (2010) [declined] Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2010) [declined] University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship (2010) [declined] Findlay / Humanities Research Group Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Inquiry (2009-2010) Ontario Graduate Scholarship OGS (2008-2009) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Master's Scholarships (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) (2007-2008) University of Windsor President’s Excellence Award (2007-2008) University of Windsor Postgraduate Tuition Scholarship (2007-2008) University of Windsor Board of Governors Medal in Women's Studies (2007) Canadian Millennium Laureate Scholarship (2005-2007) Fairfax Financial Holdings National Scholarship (2004-2007) University of Windsor President's Honour Roll (2004-2007) University of Windsor Dean's Honour Roll (2004-2007) University of Windsor Women’s Studies Activism Prize (2006) University of Windsor Community Scholar (2005-2006)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Maps and mapping; twentieth century Canadian women's history; activism; public history; digital history; history of women's health; history of sexuality; research & writing skills; feminist pedagogy; active learning; digital communities.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & RELATED EXPERIENCE
Conferences attended (no presentation): THATCamp Bay Area. Google HQ Mountain View, CA, 2011 WhereCamp. Stanford University, 2011. ePortfolio Week. University of Guelph, 2011. Feminist Research Group Graduate Student Conference. 2009, 2008.

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NorthernVoice Conference / MooseCamp unConference. University of British Columbia, 2007. BlogHer Conference. Chicago 2007, San Jose 2006. Workshops attended at UWindsor’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, 2007-present: “I hate group work!”: Online education strategy workshop for avoiding that phrase! Creating Tests that Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills Teaching Dossier Academy Instructional Skills Workshop (3-day intensive) Leading Effective Discussions (6-week mini-course) Improving Student Writing: Exploring Assignments and Techniques Implementing the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education into a CLEW Website Designing Efficient Writing Assignments Millennial Students: Myths and Realities Avoiding PowerPoint Karaoke Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Ever-Growing University Classes: How to Cope Without a Debigulator Transforming Practices: Addressing Prejudice and Discrimination in the University Classroom Using Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning Facilitating Productive Discussions Lecturing: The Art of Explanation Finding Time for Teaching, Research and Life Centred on Learning: the Impact of Space on Learning Getting the teaching, learning and assessment lined up: Constructive alignment in curriculum design Learning to make a difference: Using VARK and Learning Styles Using Clickers in Class Academic Integrity in Writing Series: Approaches to Plagiarism Education: A Panel Discussion

LANGUAGES
Native English, fluent French

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Canadian Oral History Association Canadian Committee on Women's History American Association for History and Computing University of Windsor GA/TA Learning Community

ACADEMIC SERVICE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
2006 – 2012 2008, 2011 2006 – 2007 2006 – 2007 2005 – 2007 2005 – 2007 1999-2004 Organizing member, Feminist Research Group GA/TA Awards Selection Committee Student Member, University of Windsor Cyberbullying Committee Curriculum Committee Member, Women's Studies Advisory Council President, University of Windsor Actiongirls, campus and community activist group. Student Liaison, Women's Studies Advisory Council / Women's Studies Student Assoc. Volunteer breastfeeding counsellor, La Leche League Canada

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