On behalf of the entire ICIT Team, we would like to welcome Melissa as the LTC’s new Assistant Director of Campus and Learning Technology.
Melissa’s responsibilities will include: identifying audience technology adoption and tracking their proficiency, developing systemic evaluation methods and training workshops in areas of need, assisting with strategic planning and partnerships, and finally, guiding the LTC staff and supporting ongoing growth.
Melissa comes to us with previous experience in the UW System, starting with UW Colleges Online. There, she worked on auditing courses for accessibility, usability, and universal design; making recommendations or requesting course redesigns based on UDL standards and web accessibility criteria. Her most recent position in the UW System was with the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison as an instructional designer and educational technologist. She worked extensively on building relationships, implementing templates and course design strategies based on student needs, as well as advocated for SMPH faculty and staff regarding LMS needs.
Melissa, her husband (Dave), and their 5 children (Molly (14), Elizabeth (12), Catherine (11), Laney (7) and Luke (7)) live in the town of Ottawa, WI. They are joined by an elderly dog named Willow, who despite being fed by Melissa, favors Dave.
In her free time, you may find Melissa popping tags at a local thrift store, or on a camping excursion with her family at one of several National Parks. She loves to hike and has even admitted to listening to Christmas music ALL YEAR LONG. If she wasn’t a perfect fit for the LTC already, Melissa is also a super fan of the television program, The Office.
We are thrilled to have Melissa join our team, please take some time to welcome her the next time you see her!
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