Madara Mason

Madara Mason's hats include painter, graphic designer, Instructional Designer, faculty educator, English Instructor, food blogger, and Oxford Comma Aficionado. If she's not in front of an easel, she's in front of a screen, or in front of a classroom. Her motto is "If you're not having fun, you're probably doing it wrong."


Partnerships are important to us as a support unit. We want to help UAF faculty do what they do best. Even if you’ve been teaching for decades, we can introduce you to helpful tools, inspire you to try new things, and get you excited about teaching again. eCampus isn’t just about technology anymore and our experienced Instructional Design Team is passionate about innovation in teaching and learning across modalities.

CITE Fellows

We’ve partnered with the Chancellor to support a group of 8 faculty in creating a hub of innovation at UAF. Any valuable changes to the quality of education must be lead by the faculty, and we want to support those leaders. For more information on how the nomination process works, read more here.


The CITE Fellows, along with their projects, will be engaging in outreach to other faculty and sharing their experiences during our main faculty development initiative, iTeach. We’re looking to include more faculty expertise over the next year and it begins with the CITE Fellows.

We’ve been conducting this intensive workshop for faculty for over 10 years now and would love for you to join us at the next iTeach to get faculty development that competes with anything you might find at other universities.

Faculty on TAP (Technology & Pedagogy)

CITE Fellows are also asked to create and lead informal discussions on teaching and pedagogy, called Faculty on TAP. We’re here to simply grease the wheels by providing food and experienced teachers and curriculum developers to add to the conversation.

If you’d like to host your own Faculty on Tap session, simply contact us with a meeting time, a topic of conversation, and a location and we’ll show up with pizza and drinks and some of our Instructional Designers to generate good conversation.

Deans, Chairs, and Administrators

We’ve encouraged the CITE Fellows to create projects that are cross-disciplinary and each of the Fellows was nominated by a Dean or Chair. CITE activities therefore have high profiles and serve as larger examples of what can be done when faculty and administration partner with UAF eCampus. If you’re interested in ways that you might partner with us too, contact Casey Byrne, Program Manager at 479.4748 or for more information.