Orlando, FL – November 16, 2016 – University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading
graduate institution that emphasizes health and rehabilitative sciences education through innovative classroom education, is pleased to share that a group of its renowned faculty instructors will participate in one of the most prominent online learning conferences in the world, Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The panel, titled “The Koffee Klatch: a virtual drink with three pumps community and two pumps professional development” will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 3:15 p.m. ET and will be available via livestream at onlinelearningconsortium.org.
Led by Dr. Karen Snyder, Director of the Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, presenters will also include Dr. Jordan Utley, Program Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Health Science and Athletic Training Programs, Dr. Robin Dennison, Director of Master of Science in Nursing, Dr. Cindy Mathena, Vice President of Academic Operations and Dean of Post Professional Studies, Dr. Judi Schack-Dugre, Director of Master of Health Administration Program and Kimberly Springfield, Instructional Designer.
The team was invited to host a panel discussion on the virtual workforce due to their expertise in online and
remote teaching. Joined by fellow online instructors from other universities, the instructors will discuss the evolving virtual workforce, with focus on faculty development and the mentorship of future leaders.
The panel will present a remote-support-model, as well as benefits and challenges from multiple perspectives, including on-campus and remote leaders including faculty and program directors.
“We could not be more thrilled to lead this panel and share our expertise and insights at OLC,” said Dr. Jordan Utley,
Program Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Health Science Athletic Training Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. “The chance to participate in one of the world’s most well-known online learning conferences is a huge honor, and we are excited to share all of the invaluable work our University performs in that arena.”
Hosted by the Online Learning Consortium, OLC Accelerate gathers the world’s top academic leaders, educators,
administrators, online learning professionals and organizations and is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning globally. OLC Accelerate takes place at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida, from November 16 to November 18. For more information about the presentation and the conference, please visit http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/olc-accelerate/.
About University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS)
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas and Miami, Florida. USAHS offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs.
In 2015, USAHS completed a rigorous assessment by B Lab®, an independent non-profit organization that serves as a global movement of people using business as a force for good, and became a Certified B Corporation®. USAHS is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, a global network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities with more than one million students in 25 countries, and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences, and Laureate Education, Inc. is a Certified B Corp® – the largest corporation ever to become a B Corp™. For more information on USAHS, visit usa.edu. For more information about Laureate Education, Inc., visit www.laureate.net.