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September 3, 2011

SAVE THE DATES: President Forum (10/13/2011) & NDLW (11/7-11/2011) –PLUS: USA TODAY Online Education Publication Opportunity (9/30/2011)

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Presidents Forum 2011

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Agenda 2

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USA Today 

Circulation: 450,000 copies, 1 million readers in Cincinnati, D.C.,

Baltimore, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle.


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2011 NDLW
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Director of Distance Education

University of Wisconsin-Platteville 

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is hiring a full-time, 12 month- academic staff member to provide leadership in the operation of the Distance Learning Center.  A master’s degree is required, preferably in the areas of higher/adult/distance education, business, project management, or related field. The following skills/experiences are also required:  5 years of work experience at the supervisory level, excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational abilities, experience leading a successful team, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and demonstrated commitment to or experience with a racially diverse populations.  Preferred and helpful experiences include: analytical skills, process improvement skills, working/learning in a distance education environment, leadership through changing times and experience with matrix management.

All required items listed in this ad must be addressed in the application materials.  Go online at to learn more about this position. Screening of applications will begin on August 26th and will continue until the position is filled. The position begins on October 1, 2011. To apply for the position, send an electronic copy of a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to:

Pam Mootz
Telephone: (608) 342-1468

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Assistant Director of Instructional Design, Development, and Support

Virginia Tech’s Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning (IDDL)

Virginia Tech’s Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning (IDDL) seeks an Assistant Director responsible for all operations and coordinating functions pertaining to IDDL’s faculty development and training initiatives and instructional design and development programs.  The Assistant Director works with academic departments and programs offering eLearning degree and certificate programs, and with other university-wide departments and organizations to establish course quality improvement initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in a related field and professional experience in the field of curriculum and instructional design

Advertised Pay Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Apply on line at posting # 0110697.

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Distance Education Coordinator

College of Agriculture at Auburn University

The College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Distance Education Coordinator. This is a 2 year, limited-term position. Continuation is contingent on availability of funding. The Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the distance education program within the college and must possess professional expertise and experience in addition to a clear vision of how to develop and nurture fledging distance education efforts into a financially viable distance education program. Minimum qualifications require a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design, Instructional Technology, Business, Adult Education or related field applicable to distance education and five years of experience in instruction design support and development and delivery of distance education programs.  For a detailed position advertisement, including application instructions and requirements, please refer to Requisition #23790 and apply on-line at . Review of applications will begin August 11, 2011. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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