[vc_row parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”151″ css=”.vc_custom_1473276264526{background-color: rgba(252,252,252,0.61) !important;*background-color: rgb(252,252,252) !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1473276238799{background-image: url(https://jennysuemark.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/white.jpg?id=150) !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_title title=”Jenny Sue Mark” title_align=”text-left” el_class=”home-title”][vc_column_text]I am an Adjunct Faculty at Baker College, Vista College, Southern New Hampshire University, and University of Phoenix. I specialize in English composition and working with first-year students and adult students who have been out of academia for some time.

Throughout my courses, I have taught introductory composition and English courses, critical thinking courses, university success and skill-building courses for new students, research writing courses, and creative writing courses. I have attended a variety of workshops, conferences, and training classes on working with new students, integrating multimedia into classrooms, addressing the needs of military students, integrating a career focus into classrooms, and maintaining a positive and supportive tone with students.

I have also engaged in faculty mentoring programs for other faculty members, moderated community discussion boards, and assisted with the assessment and scoring of scholarship applications.

I am a regular contributor to New Pages as a literary magazine reviewer, often reviewing two magazines every month.

When not teaching or working on academic related topics, I paint, tend her garden, or make jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas. I enjoy cooking, camping, fishing, and reading. I am an avid science fiction and fantasy fiction reader, often listening to books while multi tasking. My husband and I tend a small orchard, garden, and chickens, and we are expanding our small Southern California “homestead” to include goats and more plants in the near future.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”153″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][vc_column_text]

I love to tend to her large garden, where I grow tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapenos, honeydew melons, pumpkins, and various herbs like this rosemary plant. I also have a small collection of various fruit trees.

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Making and canning various preserves is a favorite hobby for me. I make jams, jellies, pickles, salsas, and sauces. All time favorite jams include Apple Pie Jam, Peach Cobbler Jam, Mixed Berry Jam, Watermelon Jelly, and Strawberry Jam. Favorite pickling projects include Bread and Butter pickles, Garlic Dill Pickles, and Pickled Jalapenos.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”157″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][vc_column_text]It is always important to let out your creative side, and I express this through painting, crafts, and cross-stitching. I love to work with acrylics on canvas, and our house is filled with paintings – my own, and paintings from my husband, family, and friends.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_title title=”Education” title_tag=”title_h3″][vc_education][vc_education_single edu_title=”Masters of Arts Degree, English Composition” edu_loc=”California State University of San Bernardino” edu_level=”M.A.” edu_year=”2006″][vc_education_single edu_title=”Bachelors of Arts Degree, English Literature” edu_loc=”California State University of San Bernardino” edu_level=”B.A.” edu_year=”2003″][/vc_education][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_title title=”Positions” title_tag=”title_h3″][vc_position][vc_position_single pos_loc=”Southern New Hampshire University” pos_title=”Adjunct English Faculty” pos_start=”2017″ pos_end=”present”][/vc_position_single][vc_position_single pos_loc=”Vista College” pos_title=”Adjunct English Faculty” pos_start=”2017″ pos_end=”present”][/vc_position_single][vc_position_single pos_loc=”Baker College” pos_title=”Adjunct Faculty Member” pos_start=”2008″ pos_end=”Present”][/vc_position_single][vc_position_single pos_loc=”University of Phoenix” pos_title=”Associate Faculty Member” pos_start=”2007″ pos_end=”Present”][/vc_position_single][vc_position_single pos_loc=”University of Phoenix” pos_title=”Full Time Faculty Member” pos_start=”2013″ pos_end=”2017″][/vc_position_single][/vc_position][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”fix-bg” css=”.vc_custom_1473279817856{background-image: url(https://jennysuemark.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1025141938.jpg?id=166) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:1.2″ google_fonts=”font_family:PT%20Sans%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_title title=”Certifications and Trainings” title_tag=”title_h3″][vc_award][vc_award_single award_title=”Online Language: Communicating with Students, EL105″ award_date=”2017″][/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment, EL104″ award_date=”2017″][/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Creating an Engaging Online Classroom” award_date=”2016″]In this training, individuals focus on how to make the online classroom experience one that is engaging, energetic, and supportive. I provided details from this workshop in my blog post: Creating an Engaging Online Classroom Workshop Wrap Up, Day 1[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Complying with Academic and University Standards” award_date=”2015″]In any academic environment, an awareness of proper standards and procedures is essential. This includes an understanding of copyright issues, plagiarism issues, academic honor codes, and facilitator/instructor policies. This course focuses on providing instructors with all of the correct tools to comply with academic and university standards.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Supporting our Military Students” award_date=”2015″]This course focuses on the realities of military students’ lives, both on and off the base. It provides guidance in how to work with military students and what to expect in terms of conflicts they may deal with in and out of the classroom.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Positive Psychology” award_date=”2015″]This workshop focuses on using positive psychology in the classroom to provide a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for students. This includes using positive psychology in feedback, grading, and regular communication with students.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Career Focused Discussion and Resources Workshop” award_date=”2014″]This workshop focused heavily on integrating career-related discussions into the classroom, helping students to see how this class and its related work will affect and relate to future careers outside of the classroom.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_image=”167″ award_title=”Academic Improvement Model Tier I and II Certification” award_date=”2013″]The Academic Improvement Model (AIM) Tier I and II training certifies faculty members in a highly effective program and delivery system using the ABC facilitation model for instruction.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Supporting the First Year Student” award_date=”2013″]This training focuses specifically on strategies to help first-year students adjust to the academic environment and culture while focusing on time management, organization, research, and writing skills.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_title=”Faculty Tone” award_date=”2012″]In this workshop, instructors and facilitators are taught how to use appropriate tone in communication with students to be supportive, informative, and constructive. The focus is on not being overtly critical, blunt, or discouraging to students so that students feel comfortable contacting the instructor when they have questions, and they feel comfortable in open discussions within the classroom.[/vc_award_single][/vc_award][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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