Design matters in higher education. Inclusive design and design justice provide frameworks and strategies that are attentive to learners for whom education has not typically been designed.
As the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, Amy Collier provides strategic vision and leadership for Middlebury to create and sustain a global learning community through the effective use of digital pedagogies and technologies. Working closely with the provost and senior academic leaders, Amy identifies and pursues opportunities for Middlebury to create online and hybrid/blended courses and programs that build on Middlebury's pedagogical values, enable Middlebury to leverage its intellectual and pedagogical resources, connect diverse Middlebury programs with each other, and enrich the experience of current and potential Middlebury learners.
Prior to this, Amy Collier was the senior director for inspiration and outreach in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at Stanford University. She oversaw online and blended course design and teaching initiatives and conducted research to inform effective practices across the University. Before Stanford, Amy was the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University where her team implemented nationally-recognized faculty development programs for online learning and learning space redesign.
Through her graduate studies in social sciences and more than 10 years working in faculty development, Amy has been an advocate for learners and teachers across a variety of educational institutions, from community-based service organizations to large public broad-access universities. Amy Collier received her doctorate in from Texas Woman's University in 2008. She frequently presents at universities and conferences, sharing her passion for topics like student privacy, critical instructional design, design justice, and complexity in education.
Observations and strategies from higher education in the face of challenges from COVID-19.
Digital sanctuary initiatives look for ways to minimize the risks to students and their data as a result of the technologies they encounter at higher education institutions.