Let us introduce you!
Marketers, IT support specialists, curriculum designers … just a few of the people who dive into each of our partners’ missions, goals and values in order to create custom student experience, technology and enrollment solutions. Every single person at Collegis Education is integral to our ability to deliver for our partners.
We sat down with Judy Tseng, instructional designer, to learn more about who she is and how she supports our partners.
How would you describe your job to someone who is unfamiliar with the field?
I work with higher ed faculty and instructor subject matter experts (SMEs) to help design their online courses and brainstorm ideas on how to utilize best practices and technology to create engaging and effective lessons for student learning.
Name three words that describe your role at Collegis.
How does your role help support our partners?
I help make sure that the courses being designed to follow best practices for online teaching and learning.
What skills do you need to succeed in your role?
Listening skills and out-of-the-box thinking are crucial when working with SMEs because we need to identify what they want and help them present their content in new ways.
What do you most enjoy about your role at Collegis?
I like knowing that my role is going to help students learn more effectively.
What do you most enjoy about Collegis as a company?
I love all the people at Collegis. Our teams are phenomenal in the ways that we collaborate and help each other solve problems and test out new ideas.
How would you describe the Collegis culture?
With being able to work from home, the culture feels really “home-y” right now. It’s a joy to be able to work with both of my dogs in my office.
What drew you to work in the higher education field?
The landscape of higher ed is constantly changing, and I like being at the forefront of these changes.
What is one thing you’ve learned about higher ed since you started working at Collegis?
As with all educational environments, the quality of learning a student receives is completely reliant on the dedication and passion of the teacher or – in our role – the course author.
Where did you go to college, and what degree(s) did you obtain?
I went to school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received a BA in Sociology and a MS in Instructional Leadership.
What do you value most from your own college experience?
I value all the people I met and the experiences the school provided. While the education was great, the volunteer experiences, clubs and community activities were what largely shaped who I am today.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher, but after a month of student teaching, I quickly realized that I am not cut out for it. Kudos to all the teachers out there!
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in their career?
Do not be afraid to try out different roles. The worst thing that can happen is you discover that you like the role you’re currently in.
What is one skill you’d love to add to your resume?
Given that I still have the urge to teach and lead others from originally wanting to be a teacher, I would love to add leadership skills to my resume one day.
How would you spend an unexpected day of PTO?
With it being cold outside, I would love to spend an unexpected PTO day baking cookies and eating them to prepare for my winter hibernation.