The Balance of Precision and Speed: How Online and Blended Learning Can Accelerate Student Success

Tuesday, November 1, 1:45pm-2:45pm U.S. Eastern Time Zone | Virtual


As institutions strive to deliver high-quality instruction, programs, and services, it is now more important than ever for such resources to be as flexible and student-centered as possible. This session will describe how professionals are working to transform student experiences in ways that leverage technology, promote collaboration, and ensure equity. Dr. Parnell will share examples of current campus efforts and present practical strategies for how faculty, staff, and administrators can use virtual resources to help students successfully navigate their learning journey.

Dr. Amelia Parnell is vice president for research and policy at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, where she leads many of the Association’s scholarly and advocacy-focused activities. Amelia writes and speaks frequently about topics related to student affairs, college affordability, student learning outcomes, and institutions’ use of data and analytics. Amelia’s policy and practitioner experiences include prior roles in association management, legislative policy analysis, internal audit, and TRIO programs. Her research portfolio includes studies of leadership in higher education, with a focus on college presidents and vice presidents. She is the author of the new book, You Are a Data Person: Strategies for Using Analytics on Campus, and host of the podcast, Speaking of College.

Amelia currently serves on the board of directors for EDUCAUSE and is an advisor to several other higher education organizations. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Florida State University and masters and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Florida A & M University.