UOG faculty earn online teaching certifications

UOG faculty earn online teaching certifications

UOG faculty earn online teaching certifications


Twelve faculty members have become I Meyeng UOG-Certified Online Teachers.
(Back row, from left) JaeYong Choi, assistant professor of mathematics; Tin Mar Lar Lwin Gugin, adjunct instructor of composition; Doreen Crisostomo-Muña, professor of accounting; Anthony Quenga, adjunct instructor of business administration; (front row, from left) Sharleen Santos-Bamba, interim vice provost for academic excellence, graduate studies, and online learning; Hyunjong Hahm, associate professor of linguistics; Andrea Sant, director of Online Teaching Resources; Yvette Paulino, professor of health sciences; and Anita Borja Enriquez, senior vice president and provost. (Not shown: Michelle Blas, associate professor of theater; Masumi Kai, professor of Japanese; Laura Biggs, associate professor of biology; Chelo Paulino, adjunct instructor of mathematical and computer sciences; Leilani Guerrero, adjunct instructor; and Arline Leon Guerrero, senior student academic counseling specialist.)

Twelve University of Guam faculty members have become certified through the I Meyeng UOG-Certified Online Teacher Program. A CHamoru word for “expert,” the “I Meyeng” designation is given to faculty members who complete 100 training hours in online teaching professionalization.  

Launched in March 2020, UOG’s Online Teaching Resources Team developed the program to help faculty gain new skills and professionalize their online classrooms during the pandemic. The OTR team ­— led by Director Andrea Sant, Course Development Specialist Merissa Bunton, and Instructional Design Coach Dean Olah — received a Triton Team Award in December for the program’s success. 

The program includes courses and workshops focused on online teaching best-practice scholarship. Topics include how to redesign face-to-face curriculum for online delivery and how to advance Moodle — UOG’s online teaching platform — technology skills. To date, 365 online teaching certificates have been earned by UOG faculty. 

The faculty members who earned their full certification are:

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 

  • Michelle Blas, Associate Professor of Theater
  • Tin Mar Lar Lwin Gugin, Adjunct Instructor of Composition 
  • Hyunjong Hahm, Associate Professor of Linguistics 
  • Masumi Kai, Professor of Japanese

College of Natural & Applied Sciences 

  • Laura Biggs, Associate Professor of Biology  
  • JaeYong Choi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Chelo Marie M. Paulino, Adjunct of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
School of Business & Public Administration 
  • Doreen Crisostomo-Muña, Professor of Accounting  
  • Anthony Quenga, Adjunct Instructor of Business Administration 
School of Education 
  • Leilani P. Guerrero, Adjunct Instructor
School of Health 
  • Yvette C. Paulino, Professor of Health Sciences 
Enrollment Management & Student Success
  • Arline Leon Guerrero, Senior Student Academic Counseling Specialist   

For more information about the program, contact OTR Director Andrea Sant at asant@triton.uog.edu.