Patricia A. Casey-Whiteman serves as the interim vice president for learning effective July 1, 2012. She has been the associate vice president for learning since 2005 and will continue in that role.
In her interim position as vice president, Casey-Whiteman is the chief academic officer and the chief continuing education officer of the college. In addition to overseeing the four academic schools and the Virtual Campus, she also oversees the college’s Regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Center, business-education partnerships and the honors program. As the associate vice president, she led the distance learning and Virtual Campus programs. She already was the vice president's adviser on instructional and personnel matters and, in that role, she also supervises the Andrew G. Truxal Library, the Paul S. Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service, and until recently, the office for institutional professional development and the learning outcomes assessment office. Casey-Whiteman serves as the college accreditation liaison officer on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Committee on Substantive Change and had served on the League for Innovation Advisory Board for Specialized Asynchronous Industry Learning.
Since 2001, Casey-Whiteman has chaired the college’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee, which oversees changes to academic programs and courses and then shepherds those programs through the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s approval process. She also serves on several college policy-making committees or councils, including the Learning Response Team, Council of Instructional Deans and the strategic planning council. She plans and produces both collegewide and new instructional faculty and staff orientations
She began working at the college in 1976 as a faculty member in the English department, teaching all levels of composition and American and British literature. From the beginning, she participated on committees to set standards, assess learning and design strategies to improve student results.
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