Advantages to Centralized Remote Proctoring: Inside Perspective of Clemson University’s Strategy

Academic integrity is a critical asset in our higher education infrastructure that protects the quality and value of degrees conferred. Today, institutions are challenged with ensuring the integrity of digital assessments administered in their online learning programs. In this environment, institutions are now turning to proctoring technology solutions that can safeguard online exam security, improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and mitigate academic integrity issues. These realities present a unique opportunity for universities to broaden proctoring across the institution.

This webinar explores how centralizing remote proctoring can greatly improve student satisfaction and faculty efficiency, protect the interests of the institution and drastically reduce the costs of administering exams online. Clemson University Online was looking to grow their online program and recognized an opportunity to partner with Software Secure as its RPNow product was custom-fit to be an enterprise solution.

Join us as we speak with Witt Salley, Executive Director of Clemson Online and Melissa Lockhart, Instructional Technologist, Clemson University. They will provide real-world, experienced insight into the value of a centralized approach to proctoring and best practices for a successful enterprise-wide RPNow implementation. Douglas M. Winneg, CEO and Founder of Software Secure will explain how the company helped Clemson grow into an enterprise solution by supporting individual faculty, and helping them understand the campus-wide issues.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Witt Salley, Executive Director – Clemson Online, Clemson University

Dr. Witt Salley is the founding Executive Director of Clemson Online, the elearning arm of Clemson University. He has worked in various administrative, instructional, and service capacities within online education since 2003. Previously, Salley served as Executive Director of Online Learning at a small private university headquartered in the Midwest and in the dean-level position of College Director of OTC Online, the virtual campus of the third largest community college in Missouri. Salley is a graduate of the Penn State University and OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning as well as the ITC Distance Learning Leadership Academy.

Additionally, Salley holds an Ed.D. in eLearning from Northcentral University.

Melissa Lockhart, Instructional Technologist, Clemson University

Melissa Lockhart is an Instructional Technologist at Clemson University. In her current role, she works with faculty to explore, pilot, and assess emerging technologies and identify best practices for the effective use of the technologies that Clemson has adopted both on campus and at a distance. Lockhart has over 16 years of experience with technical training, faculty development, assessment, online education, classroom technology, as well as eLearning and multimedia development. Lockhart received her Master of Human Resource Development from Clemson University in 1998. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University in 1996. She also holds online teaching certificates from the Sloan Consortium and Magna Publications and is a Google Certified Educator.

Douglas M. Winneg, CEO and Founder – Software Secure, Inc.

Mr. Winneg founded Software Secure to promote test integrity. An industry pioneer, the company was the first to offer remote proctoring systems for online testing programs. A designer of the company’s patented Securexam Lockdown technology and Remote Proctor products, Mr. Winneg has lead the design of secure computer-based testing systems for higher education and K-12 online education programs and national certification providers in the US, Canada and Scotland. Mr. Winneg received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College.