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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Student Success Innovation: Tales From the Field

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Presenter(s)
Mark Milliron (Civitas Learning, USA)
Marie Cini (University of Maryland University College, USA)
Joel L. Hartman (University of Central Florida, USA)
Alexandra Pickett (SUNY, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
Track: 
Faculty Development & Student Support
Areas of Special Interest: 
Institutional Initiatives
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Innovation and Experimentation
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Featured Session
Location: 
Plaza Ballroom E
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Session: 
Information Session 2
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Abstract

This session will be an interactive dialogue about the promise and pitfalls playing out as student success innovation continues.

Extended Abstract

Helping more students successfully navigate their higher education journeys has become a priority in national, state, regional, and institutional higher education conversations. As a result, significant innovation and transformation efforts in policy and practice are being explored and implemented in pilots and large-scale projects. This session will be an interactive dialogue about the promise and pitfalls playing out as student success innovation continues.

Helping more students successfully navigate their higher education journeys has become a priority in national, state, regional, and institutional higher education conversations. As a result, significant innovation and transformation efforts in policy and practice are being explored and implemented in pilots and large-scale projects. This session will be an interactive dialogue about the promise and pitfalls playing out as student success innovation continues.

Lead Presenter
Mark Milliron

Mark Milliron (Civitas Learning, USA)

Dr. Mark Milliron (Moderator) is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning. Dr. Milliron is an award-winning leader, author and speaker who has worked with universities, community colleges, K–12 schools, foundations, associations and government agencies nationally and internationally. Most recently, he was the founding chancellor of WGU Texas. Prior to WGU, Dr. Milliron was the deputy director of Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He served as a senior lecturer and director of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin; vice president of Education Practice at SAS, Inc.; and president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

  
Marie Cini

Marie Cini (University of Maryland University College, USA)

Marie A. Cini is the acting provost and chief academic officer at UMUC, after most recently serving as vice president and dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at UMUC since 2008. She also serves on the Sloan-C Board.

Cini has over 20 years of experience with various facets of adult and distance education, with experience in scalable, high quality program offerings.

Right before joining UMUC, she held the positions of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the School of Management at City University of Seattle in WA. In these positions, she led several major change initiatives in Academic Affairs. Cini also served as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the University.

Cini has published and presented on the topics of authentic assessment and academic integrity, leadership development in adult learners, retention and adult learners, group newcomers and innovation, and program development across cultures. As an early adopter of online education, Dr. Cini continues to be interested in learning outside of the traditional classroom space. She earned her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994, where she also served as a research assistant in the Learning Research and Development Center.

  
Joel Hartman

Joel L. Hartman (University of Central Florida, USA)

Joel L. Hartman , Sloan-C Board President, is Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the university’s CIO, he has overall responsibility for library, computing, networking, telecommunications, media services, and distributed learning activities. Hartman was employed by Bradley University from 1967 to 1995, holding several information technology management positions, including CIO.

Hartman has been an active author, and presenter at industry conferences. He previously served as treasurer and 2003 Chair of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Advisory Committee, secretary of the Seminars on Academic Computing Coordinating Board, and a member of the Florida Digital Divide Council. Hartman currently serves on the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group, the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida LambdaRail. Hartman will receive the 2008 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award at the association’s annual conference in October.

Hartman has been an information technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations, and has been active in the development of statewide education and research networks in Illinois and Florida. He has served and held offices on numerous state, regional, and national IT committees in areas including public broadcasting, distributed learning, and networking.

Hartman graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism and Communications, and received his doctorate from the University of Central Florida.