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Interim assistant provost for teaching, learning and technology named

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 4, 2004) -- Ann Kovalchick, Ph.D., has been named interim assistant provost for teaching, learning and technology, effective Nov. 1, for a one-year appointment. Kovalchick is currently the director of the Center for Innovations in Technology for Learning (CITL).

"Ann has worked with many faculty members to integrate technology innovations into their teaching," interim Provost Kathy Krendl said. "She has also contributed to many projects focused on assessments of learning outcomes and enhanced learning environments. Creating a focus on faculty development in the provost's office and dedicating staff to support faculty in their efforts to improve student learning are critical steps in advancing the quality of the academic experience at Ohio University."

Kovalchick will be responsible for providing central coordination of faculty development programs through the provost's office. She will work with faculty development staff to develop and administer programs related to major academic initiatives including general education and the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) projects. Kovalchick will also retain her position as CITL director.

"I look forward to continuing to support the collaborative faculty development efforts that have been underway at Ohio University, and I also look forward to strengthening our academic partnerships with information technology professionals," Kovalchick said.

Kovalchick received a doctorate in instructional design and technology from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in anthropology from The American University and a bachelor's degree in communication from Ohio University.

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