CCBC FACULTY MEMBER SELECTED FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Office Technology Professor Mary Jo Slater was recently selected to participate in The Instructional Technology Council (ITC) 2014 Distance Education Leadership Academy. Created in 1977, ITC is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and represents nearly 400 institutions that offer distance education courses to their students in the United States, Canada and around the world.
Mary Jo has been at the College for a total of 35 years, including part-time and full-time positions. She helped to create the College’s office technology program in 2001 and has been teaching online courses since then. In 2011, she implemented the Faculty Academy for Distance Education at CCBC, where faculty learn how to setup their online courses for student success. Last year, she was selected as CCBC’s Institutional Representative for Quality Matters, a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer-review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.
“I am looking forward to attending the ITC Leadership Academy in order to strengthen my role at the College,” said Slater. “By attending, I hope to learn how to enhance the current Quality Matters implementation plan as well as how to create a leadership plan for CCBC’s distance education and integrate this with the vision and strategic plan of the College,” said Slater.
In order to become part of the Academy, Mary Jo had to submit a letter of nomination and a one-page essay explaining what she would like to gain through participation with her fellow academicians. Dr. Melissa Denardo, Vice President for Learning and Student Success/Provost, nominated Mary Jo due to her show of leadership on campus and nationally.
“Ms. Slater has over 26 years of teaching experience at CCBC and is well-respected in the field of distance education, serving as the campus leader,” said Denardo. “In addition to being internally recognized as a leader in this field, she contributes nationally and internationally by authoring, reviewing, and contributing to textbook publications.”
This year’s conference will take place on Prince Edward Island, Canada, at Holland College from July 29 to 31 and focus on leadership styles and strengths; student success and leadership; visioning and creating strategic plans; data-informed decision making; influencing campus dynamics to build programs; advocating, navigating and responding to mandates and regulations; and creating global initiatives and international partnerships.
About The Instructional Technology Council
Created in 1977, ITC is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and represents nearly 400 institutions that offer distance education courses to their students in the United States, Canada and around the world. ITC's mission is to provide exceptional leadership and professional development in higher education to its network of eLearning practitioners by advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in educational technologies.