Innovators Wanted

We offer a long list of live webinars throughout each semester including product tutorials to best practices as well as many that are marked with equivalencies for professional development. Our webinars require internet and phone access and group participation is welcomed.

Recordings of these live webinars will also be made available to Member Campuses. There are also recordings available from our Innovation Webinar Series.

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Upcoming Webinars in alphabetical order.
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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jonathan Hulbert

This webinar will be helpful for campuses who have already introduced CollegiateLink to their students and are now looking for strategies to increase student adoption and participation. Attendees will learn how the University of California Riverside has streamlined their student adoption of CollegiateLink through organization management strategies, marketing, and technical resources. In addition, other campus student adoption strategies will be presented. Guest Presenters: Adam Ryen Daniels currently serves as a Student Organization Advisor at the University of California Riverside, after graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Student Affairs. He has been spearheading efforts to educate and inform student organizations on what CollegiateLink can offer by creating a video tutorial series to reach Riverside’s massive commuter population. Adam also coordinates various social media outlets for the university and will be speaking about how to utilize these venues to promote and educate both the involved and uninvolved students on CollegiateLink.      

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Daniel Kaczmarek

The webinar will highlight Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s development of a more effective planning process involving the assessment of all areas of the college. Compliance Assist has resulted in college-wide attention to the continuous improvement and streamlining of the Institutional Effectiveness process. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College uses Compliance Assist’s Planning and Program Review modules to house all assessment data as well as the college-wide strategic plan which includes metrics, program student learning outcomes, general education outcomes, and unit plans. The system’s ability to provide users with easily accessible reports has been the key in supplying timely data to all divisions of the college, especially those in need of accreditation information. Guest Presenters: Donna Elmore, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Leah Jones, Grants Coordinator and SACSCOC Institution Liaison, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Cleveland Wilson, Director of Academic Support and Institutional Effectiveness, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

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Skill Level: Advanced

Casey Iannone

Steve Benton and Pat Sullivan from The IDEA Center will present research on AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes, focusing on how general education course instructors rate the level of importance. In addition, discussion around student-reported progress regarding the LEAP outcomes, seven of which align with The IDEA Center’s learning outcomes, will be examined.  

Steve Benton, Ph.D., Senior Research Officer, The IDEA Center
Steve leads a research team that designs and conducts reliability and validity studies for IDEA products. He writes reports and journal articles, edits the longstanding series of IDEA Papers, and occasionally conducts training seminars about IDEA products. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and American Educational Research Association, as well as an Emeritus Professor of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs at Kansas State University., all while serving on the editorial boards of Contemporary Educational Psychology, and the Educational Psychology Review. A recognized author of multiple publications and papers, Steve served K-State for more than 25 years as both professor and department chair. During his career, his research interests have included cognitive processes involved in writing and learning from text, academic studying, college-student alcohol abuse prevention, and student ratings of instruction. Steve earned his Ph.D. in psychological and cultural studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1983. Outside of the office, Steve enjoys riding bicycles, kayaking, and spending time with his wife Sherry, two children, and four beloved grandchildren.
 
Pat Sullivan, Ph.D., Director of Product Development, The IDEA Center
As a Philadelphia native, Pat was recruited to work in the radiology department of Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a medical sonographer, eventually earning a faculty post at UNMC. From there, she went on to serve a private college for 20 years where she created an allied health division and retired as dean. In her tenure, Pat developed 14 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in regional higher education and healthcare program accreditation. She has experience as a faculty member, chair, dean and program innovator. Pat holds degrees at every level of higher education, including certificates in Radiologic Technology (Crozer Chester Medical Center) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital). She holds a B.S. in Radiologic Technology from Creighton University, an M.A. in history from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Ph.D. in Medical Humanities from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) where she focused on the history and philosophy of technology and biomedical ethics. Pat is still certified in x-ray and diagnostic medical ultrasound and volunteers with an organization that provides perinatal hospice support. Pat and her husband, John, have four children. Their oldest son is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and their oldest daughter is an actress in New York. Her younger daughter is a certified private pilot and current student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute, while her youngest son is in high school. Pat continues to reside in Omaha and when she is not cheering on her son’s baseball team, she can be found with her Canon camera, her Kindle, or Kula, her golden retriever.
 

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