Melanie Borrego Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Melanie Borrego, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Competency Based Education

CAMPUS

Online

Melanie Borrego Ph.D.

Biography

 

Melanie Borrego serves both as a Professor of English and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandman University. A division of Chapman University and a private, not for profit institution, Brandman University provides online and blended classes to approximately 10,000 adult learners at 26+ campuses online and across California and Washington. In this role, Dr. Borrego is responsible for supporting faculty and students, assessment of student learning, online campus scheduling, the recruitment, development, and mentoring of adjunct faculty, and General Education program development. She is the Coordinator for the Associate of Arts Degree and the BA in Applied Studies Degree programs as well as the Prior Learning Assessment and Experiential Learning programs.

Dr. Borrego has a long-term commitment to supporting educational innovation through participation in such organizations as the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), Computer Users in Education (CUE), the American Association of Academic Deans (ACAD), and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She has given presentations on a variety of tools for online teaching, using the Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) in the creation of an AA degree and Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs), leveraging technology to integrate remediation support in gateway writing courses (making the remediation a co-requisite rather than a prerequisite) and developing a competency-based degree program. She is a member of the University's IT committee and is a content developer for and General Education representative on Brandman's Competency-Based Education Program Council.


Specialty

  • Competency Based Education
  • Humanities

Education

1996
Ph.D. in English

Penn State University, University Park

Dissertation: “From Uncle Tom's Cabin to Uncle Tom's Children: Fictional Responses to Harriet Beecher Stowe”

2014
MS.Ed., Information Technology

Western Oregon University

1991
M.A. in English

University of California, Irvine

Thesis: “The Mulatto in Film and Literature”


Scholarly Activities

2015
What We Can Learn from Homeschooling
2011-PRESENT
Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Program Coordinator

Brandman University

2011-PRESENT
Competency-Based Education Curriculum Council Representative

Brandman University


Professional Experiences

2011-PRESENT
Associate Dean for Undergrad Education

Brandman University

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2011-PRESENT
Professor of English

Brandman University

1999-2011
Associate Professor of English

San Jose City College

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1997-1999
Assistant Professor of English

West Hills Community College

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