Leveraging Partnerships To Transform Institutional Mindset And Culture For Effective Online Education

Concurrent Session 5
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Brief Abstract

Institutional leaders are challenged with balancing the needs for quality in online learning and scaling programs. Strategic planning and change management are necessary to sustainably grow online programs. This presentation will review lessons learned by embracing OPX partners. The presenters will provide specific challenges and successes while transforming entrenched practices and culture regarding online education at the institution.


Mimi O’Malley is the senior manager, library and online services at Spalding University.  She is responsible for providing university-wide leadership and advocacy for online and hybrid learning to ensure student access to high-quality alternative learning platforms. She encourages and supports faculty and other stakeholders engaged in the development and delivery of online and hybrid learning to ensure quality assurance for students. She facilitating Learning House professional development courses, contracting adjunct instructors, and management of all Learning House professional development courses.  She has previous experience working as and with subject matter experts to develop company library courses with particular emphasis on remedial English, math, and medical coding courses.  Mimi is the author of the 2012 release of More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kentucky Women; It Happened in Kentucky (2006; 2011); and more than 50 newspaper and magazine articles.  Certified in information literacy planning by the Association College and Research Libraries (2006), Mimi has taught information literacy courses and workshops to undergraduate students.  This American Library Association accredited librarian has presented workshops on online learning topics including assessment, plagiarism, copyright, and curriculum trends at SLOAN-C, POD's Pencils and Pixels, and Learning House, Inc. CONNECT Users Conference. 

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