Smarthinking Implementation Specialist Appointed To The WCET Steering Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Smarthinking, Inc. (http://www.smarthinking.com), the market leader in online tutoring and academic support, has announced that Christine Lustik, Ph.D., has been appointed to the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) Steering Committee as its Corporate Representative. WCET is an action-oriented organization which takes a leadership role in the adoption of institutional, state, and national policy in regards to advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education. The WCET Steering Committing is a 15-member council that guides the executive director on programmatic issues of interest to the membership at large, as well as leads and contributes to activities in support of WCET’s programs and membership.
“Our corporate representatives bring valuable insights into ways in which technology and sound institutional practices can impact student success in online and hybrid learning,” said Mollie McGill, deputy director for programs and membership at WCET. “They can bring to the conversation useful ‘lessons learned’ from their work with a multitude of institutional partners which, quite simply, enriches the dialogue for everyone. Christine has demonstrated such leadership as one of the co-chairs of our Student Retention group. She will be an outstanding member of the Steering Committee during the course of her three-year term.”
WCET’s membership is comprised of colleges and universities from all sectors of higher education, corporations, e?learning consortia, nonprofit organizations, higher education associations, and state and system higher education executive agencies. Lustik has been an active member of WCET for three years, having previously served on the steering committee as the Wyoming State Representative and for the past three years as the co-chair of the Student Retention in Online Learning Common Interest Group.
“Collaborating with organizations across the country to share best practices and successes in the ongoing efforts to improve student persistence in online learning is exciting,” said Lustik. “Smarthinking is one of the tools institutions can use to improve student persistence in academics, and through my work with WCET, I can help institutions to combine holistically the many tools needed to connect their student persistence efforts in all areas.”
Smarthinking is the leader in on-demand student support to bolster student performance, persistence and retention. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with Smarthinking to increase student achievement and enhance learning. Smarthinking, a member of the Pearson family, connects students to expert educators for assistance in math, writing, science, business, and nursing & allied health, up to 24/7, on any Internet-connected computer. Smarthinking’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.smarthinking.com/