Flying by feel and allowing what has appeared to work in the past will only take an educational organization so far.
While such approaches can give the internal appearance of success, they can easily result of the educational organization failing those "stakeholders" that matter most, the students.
A better alternative is to imbue one's educational organization with a variety of methods designed and demonstrated to
These sets of processes must be contained within a feedback loop of measurable evaluation, creative disruption, and robust support.
My time in this program has allowed me to learn a host of processes, measures, and technical skills necessary to work towards implementing the above in educational organizations. It has also allowed me the time and the space to critically reflect with expert feedback from my professors on the above.
Since starting this program in the Fall of 2013, I have been lucky enough to start working in environments where I was immediately able to start putting into process what I was learning in the classroom:
In both these settings, I developed an awareness of the need for and an appreciation for the utility of the approaches advocated by the program. I am tremendously grateful for the skills and attitudes imparted by the program and the guidance by the program's professors.
I plan on continuing to use what I've learned in the program in my personal classes and in shared governance as a full-time faculty member at MACC after graduation. Additionally, I have reoccurring aspirations to return to the administrative side of instructional design, should the right opportunity present itself.
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