Archives - October, 2018

IELOL and a Leadership Journey: Reflections from OLC CEO Kathleen Ives

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Kathleen Ives,D.M, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium

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In today’s fast-paced academic environment, challenges can occur at any time and, to be an effective leader, you need to be able to respond to those challenges with astuteness, strategic wherewithal, expertise, emotional intelligence, and yes, a certain amount of humor.

Strategies for Procurement - Digging Out of the Hole

The Role of Procurement in Digital Accessibility

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Cyndi Rowland, Ph.D.

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For institutions working to create a culture of digital equity or legal protection, institutional accessibility can start as a hole from which you must climb out. One of the many factors that work to deepen the accessibility hole is the procurement of goods or services that are not themselves accessible. However, accessible procurement can offer a ladder, helping you get out of that hole more quickly.

The Secret Life of Introvert Connectors

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Angela Gunder and Jessica Knott

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As your OLC Innovate 2018 Conference Co-Chair Emerita, we’ve spent much time brokering meaningful connections between colleagues, and carving new channels for initiatives and opportunities for engagement.  We’ve done it (and luckily, continue to get to do it) with genuine passion and joy. And yet, when we share with folks that the two of us are introverts to the bone, we are often met with consternation and protests.  How is it possible that two gregarious and earnest colleagues might lead this double-life as introvert connectors?