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Dr. Vance Burgess provides direct management and oversight of both the Academic Technology Center (ATC) and Division of Continuing Education (CE). Through collaboration with his colleagues, Vance develops strategies, procedures and resources to achieve Online Campus, ATC, and Continuing Education goals and objectives. Through ATC, Dr. Burgess leads faculty development of quality online curriculum and its effective implementation. He is also the primary point of contact for the UWF Online Campus and monitors all data for fully online student growth, retention, and support to improve satisfaction for UWF’s current online student population (30% UWF FTE; 22% UWF students are online-only).

Through the Academic Technology Center, Vance supervises faculty professional development in creating and teaching online or blended courses at UWF. ATC staff and faculty Quality Matters (QM) Scholars facilitate online courses in designing and teaching online that serve approximately 50 faculty members per semester. ATC also offers a searchable database of LMS procedures that is available to faculty on-demand. ATC also offers weekly “Elluminate @ Lunch” webinars, individual and departmental training sessions, and hosts day long mini-conferences three times per year to stimulate faculty development of quality online instruction.

Dr. Burgess also oversees the UWF Division of Continuing Education which attracts over 8500 students per year to their non-credit professional development and personal enrichments programs as well as several for-credit online certificate offerings.


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