What is an OLLI at ASU Member Moderator?
An OLLI at ASU Member Moderator is a trusted steward of the online learning environment. The main role of the Member Moderator is to:
- Report to your assigned classes on time (15 minutes before the scheduled class time),
- Welcome the instructor to the classroom,
- Admit students from the waiting room into the Zoom classroom,
- Monitor the chatbox, and
- Facilitate class in a friendly, inclusive manner (muting/unmuting classmates, starting/stopping classmates' webcams when appropriate).
What are the benefits of becoming a Member Moderator?
OLLI at ASU Member Moderators enjoy the added benefits of:
- A dedicated OLLI at ASU staff member available to support you and provide technology training
- Receive priority access to OLLI at ASU Class Schedules
- An official @asu.edu email address and account (valid for Member Moderation only)
- Rebated class fees exclusively for moderated classes
- A deeper connection with friends and instructors within OLLI at ASU
- Exposure to an exciting array of classes from fascinating OLLI at ASU instructors
Do you want to be a source of support for fellow OLLI at ASU members?
We're actively seeking members who are comfortable with the Zoom platform, have a willingness to conduct standard classroom procedures, and possess the ability to contribute to a safe, inclusive learning environment for the OLLI at ASU online learning community.
Questions? Email Virginia Miller, the OLLI at ASU Community Enrichment Coordinator, at vmiller5asu [d o t] edu.
Who are the OLLI at ASU Member Moderators?
Patricia Magrath (Summer 2021)
“I grew up in Miami Florida but moved to Arizona in 1975 to attend Northern Arizona University where I graduated in 1977. I then attended Arizona State University where I graduated from the Sandra Day O Conner law school in 1983. I had a very interesting law practice where I worked on the impeachment of Evan Mecham, the criminal trial of Charles Keating among other cases. I ended up as a real estate and security attorney. I retired from the practice of law and have been enjoying all my ASU classes since then. I look forward to acting as a member moderator.”
Carol Kubota (Summer 2021)
“My interests include travel, writing, photography, culture, history, and politics. I look forward to moderating classes with OLLI at ASU.”
Pamela Kaskiw (Summer 2021)
“I enjoy hiking, training a therapy dog, playing harp, Mahjong, and being a perpetual student. My interests include literature, music, film, martial arts, ballet and current events. I have worked in healthcare as a Hospital Financial Officer, VP of Strategic Development in Healthcare Technology, an assessment rater for English as a second language and Teacher/counselor. I hold an Associate’s in English, a Bachelor’s in Accounting, a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), and a Doctorate in Divinity.”
Steve McDonald (Spring 2021)
“I am a retired commercial banker with homes in Evanston Illinois and Buckeye (Victory community). I have attended OLLI classes through Northwestern University and ASU. Having the opportunity to attend virtually helps me stay connected year round with both programs. I have a Bachelor’s in English, two masters (Education and MBA). I enjoy most courses in history, politics and economics.”
Suzanne Hetts (Spring 2021)
“I earned my Ph.D. in Zoology with a specialization in animal behavior from Colorado State University and is certified by the Animal Behavior Society as an applied animal behaviorist (now Emeritus). I’ve consulted with pet owners, and pet professionals regarding animal behavior problems. I've run my own zoom classes, and am looking forward to learning more tips and tricks as an OLLI at ASU Member Moderator!”
Lois Lorenz (Spring 2021)
“I previously served the OLLI at ASU community as a member of their trusted staff for 15 years! It was a joy to watch and be part of OLLI at ASU’s growth in terms of the number of our sites, classes, and the increase in students we now serve. I loved every minute of it so I’m back to give a helping hand as a Member Moderator.”
Jim Stephens (Spring 2021)
“I help facilitate the Current Affairs Learning Enrichment Group (LEG). My professional background is in marketing and I received my Ph.D. from ASU in 1992. I previously taught at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas for 15 years, retiring in 2008. Being a Member Moderator is another way to learn with OLLI at ASU and connect with fellow members and instructors.”
We also recognize the time and commitment of Regina Dobson, Shirley Lowman, Judy Bailey, and Sid Plait as OLLI at ASU Member Moderators for the Spring 2021 semester. We thank you for your valuable service to the OLLI at ASU community!
*Details to come.