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Networking & Mentoring: Special Interest Groups

Moderator:  TBD

Day 3 Presentation (NUTN Engagement)

NUTN Networking and Mentoring: Special Interest Groups
This session will focus on three topics of special interest to those in online education. Break-out groups for each topic will be facilitated, group notes will be collaboratively collected, and shared with a focus on networking and mentoring among participants.


  1. Kevin Bell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures), Western Sydney University, Australia.
  2. Justin Louder, Associate Vice Provost, eLearning & Academic Partnerships, Texas Tech University.
  3. Russ Poulin, Director of Policy and Analysis at WCET, (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies).

Break-out group topics:

  1. Supporting and catalyzing innovation in online education. (Kevin Bell)
  2. Entrepreneurship and partnerships in online education. (Justin Louder)
  3. Policy, compliance, planning, and financial models in online education. (Russ Poulin)

Leadership & Mentoring Panel: Leadership

Moderator: Pam K. Quinn, Provost, LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications, Dallas County Community College District, Texas.

Day 3 Presentation (NUTN Engagement)

NUTN Leadership and Mentoring: Leadership Panel
This discussion celebrates women in higher education leadership. The panelists will discuss the challenges facing online education and navigating the course in a rapidly changing landscape.


  1. Teresa Pittman, Associate Vice President-Teaching & Learning, College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  2. Karan Powell, President (retired), American Public University System.
  3. Elizabeth (Liz) Ciabocci, Vice Provost for Digital Learning, St John’s University