Speed Networking

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There will be no shortage of networking opportunities at this year's OLC Innovate conference. Join leads Jennifer Zaur and Cynthia Pascal for a variety of opportunities to get to know other conference attendees, and learn strategies for how to lead networking within your own teaching and learning spaces.

Join the fun during Networking Coffee Breaks in the Engagement Boulevard, located in the exhibit hall (Ryman B5-B6 Exhibit Hall).


Jennifer Zaur is an assistant professor in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy, both from Arizona State University. She been an elementary school teacher, a reading interventionist, teacher mentor, and an instructor of professional development workshops. For the last eight years she has worked in higher education focusing on student retention, curriculum development and best practices in online learning.
Dr. Cynthia Pascal is the Associate Vice President of eLearning at Northern Virginia Community College's online division, overseeing Faculty Services, Instructional Design, Student Services, and Educational Technology Support Services for over 550 faculty and 28,000 asynchronous students. She and her team prioritize inclusive, culturally responsive practices to promote student success through authentic engagement and open pedagogy. When not serving NOVA, she supports higher education leaders in designing holistic support services, policies, and practices to better serve marginalized and non-traditional populations.

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