OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2: Managing Up, Down and Across the Online Enterprise

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Brief Abstract

Building and sustaining online efforts that focus on quality, inclusion and impact must begin with securing “institutional buy-in”. This session will focus on strategies and resources for establishing a foundational space for creativity and innovation that encompasses the mission and goals of the entire institution (and not just the fully-online enterprise as an isolated silo).

 

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Dr. Vincent Del Casino is Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and San Jose State University. Previously, he was Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Student Success. He oversaw programmatic and curricular development for online learning and played a leadership in the expansion of digital learning experiences on campus more broadly. He also oversees the University of Arizona’s 100% Engagement Program. He also oversaw four core areas of student success and retention programming at the university, including C.A.T.S. Academic Center, the Salt Center, Think Tank, and Academic Success and Achievement. Before taking up his post as Vice President, Dr. Del Casino was Vice Provost for Digital Learning and Student Engagement/Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (2014-2017) and Associate Dean in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2011-2014) at the University of Arizona. He also is a Professor of Geography and Development with interests in social and cultural geography, health geography, geographic thought and history, sexuality studies, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and health politics in Southeast Asia and the United States. He has collectively published five single-authored, co-authored, and edited books as well as over 30 articles and invited book chapters. He has held grants from the Metrans Transportation Center of the University of Southern California and the University-wide AIDS Research Foundation of the University of California and been part of collaborative research funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration (SAMSHA). He has held a Visiting Research Fellowship at The Australian National University and given numerous conference presentations and invited lectures at a number of national and international venues. For more information on Dr. Del Casino's research and teaching profile, click http://geography.arizona.edu/user/vincent-j-del-casino-jr
Mary Niemiec is the Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Director of the University of Nebraska Online. In her role at the University of Nebraska, she coordinates the system-wide collaborative initiative that pulls together the 150 plus online programs offered by the four campuses of the NU system. She has worked in the areas of higher education continuing, online, and blended learning for more than twenty years. In addition to her University responsibilities, she represents and serves the University within the state of Nebraska and nationally by serving in leadership roles in various professional organizations. She currently serves as President for the Board of Directors of the Online Learning Consortium. She also serves as a member of the Nebraska Information Technology Commission’s Education Council and a member of the Policy Committee for UPCEA. She was named an OLC Fellow in 2011.

Extended Abstract

Building and sustaining online efforts that focus on quality, inclusion and impact must begin with securing “institutional buy-in”. This session will focus on strategies and resources for establishing a foundational space for creativity and innovation that encompasses the mission and goals of the entire institution (and not just the fully-online enterprise as an isolated silo).

Join us for this second session of three sessions at OLC’s spring leadership network event, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss digital education strategy across the institution.  Increasingly, the changing educational landscape along with the rise of alternative educational providers have opened new pathways and opportunities in digital leadership, research and collaboration. Digital leaders are guiding initiatives at traditional academic institutions and non-profits, developing new products and approaches within the private sector, and working to establish policies and regulations within government. We see ever increasing demand for cross-sector collaborations led by digital leaders across an increasingly diverse educational landscape. Join us at this three part event for featured presentations and small group discussions on opportunities for digital leaders, both established and emerging, in embedding digital strategy within the mission, goals and initiatives of entire institutions and organizations.

The Leadership Network Event option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the event.  Learn more about this session and all of the sessions at the Leadership Network Event page.