Discussion Breakouts: Using your school's curricular strength to innovate and address todays challenges while differentiating your programs from the competition
Discussion Breakout: Using your school's curricular strength to innovate and address todays challenges while differentiating your programs from the competition
Moderator: Sandy Bennett
Assistant Vice Provost, Professional Education, Baylor University
Dr. Sandy Bennett is the current Assistant Vice Provost of Baylor’s Professional Education department. Prior to serving in that position, she was the Director of Online Teaching and Learning Services within the university’s Library and Academic Technology Services division. Sandy been with Baylor since 1995. She is a library faculty member and has taught for over 12 years in Baylor’s Management Information System department and for over 14 years within Tarleton State University’s Management department. She has experience in teaching both in the classroom and online. Sandy holds a Ph.D. in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement from the University of North Texas, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. She has lead several major initiatives for Baylor including:
- Creating of Baylor’s Professional Education department which now offers over 12 graduate online degrees starting with the Masters of Business Administration.
- Beginning the instructional design department for Baylor University to support online, blended and flipped teaching,
- Directing multiple technology evaluation and transition projects for Baylor.
Sandy is married and has two adult children and one granddaughter who all reside in Florida. When she is not working, she enjoys being a grandmother, reading, watching Science Fiction movies and taking cruises with her husband.
Moderator: Mary Reinhardt
Director, Online MBA, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University
Mary Reinhardt serves as the Director for the Online MBA program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Mary has over 30 years' experience in Student Services and program planning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mary has personal experience in being a nontraditional and online student while earning her undergraduate degree at Baylor and Online MA degree at Kansas State University while working at Baylor. She has also earned a graduate certificate in Academic Advising and completed the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Education (IELOL) program thru the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).