Can you believe 2015 is right around the corner? A new year brings about new resolutions. What goals for professional development will you be setting for yourself? Setting goals is important for your development but even more important is setting goals that further the vision you want to achieve in 2015.
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -”. ― Heraclitus
The changing landscape around Higher Education requires Faculty, Administrators, Designers, and Support staff to continue learning and adapting to the change coming their way. The 4 consistent reasons that OLC Members provide for why they continue to develop their skills are:
- Professional development helps professionals stay relevant in their positions.
- Professional development helps professionals prepare for career advancement.
- Professional development ultimately impacts your students by upgrading your skills.
- Professional development can be fun to learn!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
The Institute for Learning offers a vast catalog of development opportunities spread throughout the year to be convenient for you to reach your goals. 2015 celebrates the 10th Anniversary for the Institute providing professional development opportunities.
Sandra Coswatte has worked in higher education over 15 years and currently serves as the Director of the OLC Institute. She has worked with OLC (formerly the Sloan Consortium) since 2008 in a variety of positions such as workshop facilitation, mentoring, production, and social networking. Former work experience was gained at West Virginia University, Lesley University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, University of Phoenix and Urban College of Boston Sandra has earned a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Community Agency Counseling from California University of PA as well as a M.A. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from West Virginia University.