eLearning Coordinator for Undergraduate Online Courses
Karen Rintamaki coordinates course delivery and support. Her main responsibilities including providing course management support to online faculty of undergraduate courses by ensuring they follow CMU’s best practices for online teaching. She does this through various methods such as regularly scheduled course preparation, eLearning Tips and grading reminders, how-to tutorials & voice-overs, syllabus tracking, developing and delivering webinars and workshops, tips for faculty newsletters, and building positive relationships through all methods of communication. Karen has helped facilitate Graduate Teaching Assistant professional development and the Online Teaching Experience self-paced workshop.
Karen graduated with her MBA from Northwood University and has been working for CMU since August of 2006. Since her start at CMU, her responsibilities have grown from assisting 95 faculty members and 300 courses to 350 faculty members and 900 sections in an academic year. With her friendly and outgoing personality, it is no surprise to learn that Karen had previously worked in broadcasting - helping her effectively communicate with faculty members during workshops as well as through email and phone. Karen is truly passionate about creating a positive environment for faculty and ensuring they are prepared to teach and represent CMU Online courses to the best of their ability. Among her other passions, Karen loves to travel and gain new experiences as well as network, which she has done while attending conferences related to online learning – she truly has never met a stranger.