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Michelle Christopherson Michelle Christopherson
Director
Center of Adult Learning

Office: 254 Owen Hall
Phone: 218-281-8679
E-mail: mchristo@umn.edu
Resume: PDF

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate marketing, promotion, recruitment and retention efforts in the Center; including but not limited to online degree seeking seeking students, College in the High School, the University of Minnesota Digital Campus Calling Center and Workforce Development and Outreach efforts and initiatives.
  • Promote and support the integration and expansion of technology enhanced/enabled learning.
  • Support academic program quality improvement efforts
  • Collaborate internally and externally to establish and advance UMC’s reputation as a premier provider of continuing education.
  • Build alliances and partnerships to deliver educational programs and services in support of regional community, vitality and economic development.
  • Create and sustain strong relationships with public and private partners for customized workforce training and extended learning.
  • Develop, deliver and promote innovative, profitable programs for new, under-served or untapped markets.
  • Supervise Center staff and student workers; serving non-traditional audiences
  • Manage and be accountable for budgets, work effectively within and between UMC administrative offices, campus committees, and academic units.

Courses Taught:

  • AgEc 2530 “Professional AgriSelling” (onsite and online)
  • Speech 1101 E-99 online

Selected Presentations

Paper Presentation
“Beyond the Boundaries” Technology Conference Online Courseware Developed Utilizing the Learning Management System,
WebCT October 2003

Paper Presentation
COTF IV "Learner-Centered Architecture"
Professional AgriSelling developed online utilizing LMS,
WebCT March 2003

Paper Presentation
SALT Conference Education Technology Conference
Arlington Virginia August 5-8, 2003
Online Courseware Developed Utilizing the Learning Management System, WebCT

Paper Presentation
Syllabus 2002 Technology in Education Conference
Newton, Massachusetts, November 3-5, 2002
“Technology in an online and face-to-face classroom, should it be different?”

Paper Presentation
Classroom of the Future, Learner-Centered Learning, Hamline University March 22, 2002
“Learning by doing, a constructivist approach for instructors and students”

Paper Presentation
Minnesota E-Learning Summit,
Hamline University March 23, 2002
“Learning by doing, A constructivist approach for instructors and students”

Paper Presentation
Minnesota E-Learning Summit,
Hamline University March 23, 2002
“Instructional Systems Design as a curriculum”

Awards and Honors:

  • Distinguished Professional & Administrative Employee 2013
  • Women's Leadership Institute; University of Minnesota 2006
  • Outstanding Student Service Award; University of Minnesota, Crookston 2002
  • President’s Emerging Leaders Award; University of Minnesota 2001
  • Pulitzer Prize - Public Service 1997 Grand Forks Herald coverage Flood of '97

Educational Background:

  • B.S. in Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
  • Instructional Systems Design Certificate from the University of Minnesota, Crookston
  • M.A. in Education Instruction and Curriculum from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

 


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