Gretchen Gibbs

Gretchen Gibbs
Professor of Practice, Online Instruction

My Piece of the Puzzle:
Gretchen helps people use digital technology to prepare for, deliver, and assess teaching and learning activities.

Background and Education:
Gretchen's undergraduate studies were in painting and printmaking at Reed College. She did her graduate work in art history at the University of Arizona. In addtion to teaching about teaching, Gretchen has taught art history, English as a second language, and media-literacy. From 1986 to 1995, she made documentary videos with communities in Argentina and Arizona. She has taught online in one way or another since 1996.

Current activities include:

  • Promoting academic integrity in in-person and technology-enhanced environments
  • Facilitation of collaborative learning about teaching among faculty, graduate students, and staff
  • Design of online and hybrid courses
  • Online Education Project
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant professional development
  • Support of course management system (D2L)
  • Assessing learning outcomes in large lecture courses
  • Innovative Learning Project - Catalyst Grant reviewer


  • Introduction to Teaching Online Mini-Course - a fully online accelerated¬† mini-course (2 weeks, non-credit and 1 unit options)
  • IA 697b Using Technology in Teaching - in-depth reading and discussion related to pedagogical issues in the use of technology in teaching; with guided, individually focused training and practice in using technology (regular semester, 3 units)