Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Lawrence B
Connie Johnson has worked in academics for over twenty years including the roles of faculty (ground and online), program chair, vice president of Academic Affairs and vice president of Student Affairs. In her current role at CTU, Johnson leads Academics and Student Affairs including faculty, curriculum, student advising, registrar’s office, prior learning assessment, and the learning center for the university, including ground and online classes.
Karan Powell is executive vice president and provost of American Public University System. Powell leads the academics department to ensure academic quality and online teaching effectiveness, focusing on student success, advocating for the faculty, and collaborating in the advancement of online instructional strategies and technology. Powell holds a doctorate in education from George Mason University, with a specialization in organization development and organizational learning. She has more than 30 years of experience in learning, leadership development, organization performance enhancement, and transformation in education, non-profit, business, and government settings.
Kara Van Dam, PhD, serves as vice provost for The Learner & Faculty Experience at University of Maryland University College. In this role, she leads the Faculty Development, Learning Design and Solutions, the Library, and the academic technology experience teams to create an integrated approach towards designing optimum learning experiences for our students. She and her team take a life-cycle approach to the faculty experience, working with The Undergraduate and Graduate Schools both stateside and overseas, to ensure that UMUC recruits and retains highly qualified faculty who are supported in effective, innovative instructional methods and integrally involved in course and program development. Previously, she served as the vice provost of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Kaplan University. There she led large-scale initiatives aimed at improving the institution’s ability to serve students while also providing a rewarding work environment where faculty had more opportunities to engage with and feel supported by the institution.