C. Blaise Mitsutama
Founder/Principal | Technical Writing | Editing | Training | Design | Presentation | Startups
  • Bellevue,
  • Washington,
  • United States
Member Since: 2013/12/26

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Assistant Program Manager
Bellevue College Continuing Education
October 2016 – Present
Manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Business and Professional Programs course schedule, instructor assignments, and classroom assignments. Responsibilities include administration and management of acttviti-es involved in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the program. This position provides program advising to current and prospective students.

• Interview and recruit instructor candidates, participate in instructor class observations and
prepare written summaries for instructors regarding their performance and
• Monitor customers' class/instructor evaluations and work with instructors in resolving
expressed concerns
• In conjunction with the program manager, recruit advisory board members and conduct
advisory board meetings
• Partner with the marketing team to increase visibility of. portfolio and plan quarterly open
house events
• In conjunction with Product Manager, prepare quarterly schedule of classes, certificate
program brochures and other maf'keting matertals for the Business Professional Programs
• Independently advise current and prospective students, staff, and/or the public regarding
Continuing Education Business and Professional classes and certificate programs
• Serve as the programs' representative for contracted classes at area businesses
eLearning Instructional Designer
Bellevue College
July 2016 – Present
This position will support Bellevue College faculty with the successful application of universal design/ accessible design principles to existing courses and course materials, and will act as a liaison with the Faculty Commons, Disability Resources Center.
UDL Program Coordinator
Bellevue College
April 2016 – Present
The UDL Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing, developing, marketing and disseminating training and coordinating data collections regarding the introduction, uptake and use of UDL/Accessibility principles in all modes of instruction, to include traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. The UDL Project Coordinator is a part of the Office of Instruction and reports to the Associate Dean and eLearning Director. This position will support Bellevue College faculty with the successful application of universal design/ accessible design principles to existing courses and course materials, and will act as a liaison with the Faculty Commons, Disability Resources Center, Computing Services, and other campus partners with a responsibility towards equal access for all.
Instructor | Instructional Designer
Bellevue College Continuing Education
September 2014 – Present
Instructor for online and classroom courses in the Technical Writing curriculum, including Fundamentals of Technical Writing, Fundamentals of Document Design, Creating Style Guides, Fundamentals of Marketing Communication, and Writing White Papers.

Member of the advisory committee to redesign the Technical Writing certificate curriculum.

Developed the revised version of the online course, Technical Writing Certificate Inclusive. Compressed the course from eight months to 15 weeks. Aligned course objectives with content and assignments.

Instructional Designer for Direct Transfer Agreement AA pilot project. Working with faculty to revise their online courses to meet accessibility and course design best practices standards.

For Professional Development, refer to the entry for my Bellevue College, UDL Program Coordinator experience.
Founder/Principal | Technical Writing | Editing | Training | Design | Presentation | Startups
January 2012 – Present
My primary focus as Principal is::

-  technical editing for engineers, scientists, and organizations for whom American English is not their native language. I edit journal articles, conference papers, reports, resumes, and proposals, as well as creating publication-quality graphs and data visualization graphics.

-  supporting environmental firms to manage and produce Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study work plans and reports, human health and ecological risk assessment work plans and reports, vapor intrusion assessments, and proposals;

-  helping startups create kickass pitch decks, solid Executive Summaries, and supporting documentation for their fundraising efforts;

-  developing content that can be repurposed for diverse channels: print, website, video, slide presentations, podcasts, live delivery, and mobile devices.

Always ready to meet new challenges and take on new projects. Dedicated to the success of client projects and focused on producing professional, high-quality work product.
University of Southern California
Anthropology and International Relations
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The question I try to answer in every task I undertake is: "How can it be better?" The "it" can be virtually any aspect of the task--a phrase, an image, how the task is organized, workflow, processes, team dynamics, or external relationships.

In the past few years, I've focused on:

- managing document development and production for clients;
- designing well-organized, inclusive, accessible, student-centric courses for face-to-face and online/blended learning environments;
- training faculty and staff how to make their courses accessible and include Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles;
- leading a cohort of faculty and staff to apply, foster, and promote instructional design theories and methods in their own course development; and
- instructing students in various aspects of technical writing and design.

These efforts have been a natural extension of my background as a database developer (organizing information), technologist (tools), designer (visual structure), and technical communication practitioner.

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