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FROM THE BOARD CHAIR
Hope to see You at Out Fall Events
I wanted to ensure you knew about two events we have coming up in the very near future.
NUTN is excited to partner with Quality Matters to present the Colloquium on Alternative Learning in Higher Education on September 27 & 28, 2017 (immediately following the QM Connect Conference in Fort Worth, Texas). This event is an opportunity to learn about the landscape and trends in alternative learning, the potential benefits to learners and the stakeholders with interest in such, considerations about quality and how it is measured in alternative learning. This should also present a forum for discussion about the current state of adoption and use of alternative learning in higher education and end with a vision for a future for education where form, function and provider are aligned in a way that best services the learner.
Some of the event’s experts include: Dr. MJ Bishop, University System of Maryland; Dr. Scott Campbell, CAEL; Dr. Deborah Everhart, Learning Objects; Dr. Phil Gaston, Credential Engine; Dr. Deb Adair, Quality Matters; Dr. Justin Louder, Texas Tech University; Joellen Shendy, UMUC; Zander Rafael, Climb Credit; Dr. Leah Mathews, DEAC; Burk Smith, Straighterline; Paul Walsh, USMx ; Martin Kurzweil, Ithaka S+R and Dr. Cristi Ford, UMUC.
Texas schools can save $100 per registration on the Alternative Learning Colloquium with the code Stockyards
For event information and registration details, please visit www.nutn.org/AltLearn
Also, be sure and join us for NUTN’s 35th anniversary conference this October in San Antonio, Texas! We’ll look at including keynotes from Dr. Van Davis entitled “Moving Forward: Charting a Course for Higher Education in Uncertain Times.” We’ll also hear from our 2017 Distinguished Service Award Winner, Karen Swan. Concurrent and plenary sessions will tackle timely topics such as student success, OER, student engagement, innovation and technology. In the spirit of celebration, NUTN’s rich 35-year history will be featured and we’ll also take time to recognize the success of our peers with our annual awards presentation. To register for NUTN 35 please visit http://nutn.org/35th/
I hope that you can join us at both events or will pass this information on to your colleagues. Thanks for being part of the NUTN Network. See you soon.