Carnegie Mellon University
March 31, 2017

Next Generation Technologically-Enabled Post-Secondary Education

Next Generation Technologically-Enabled Post-Secondary Education April 10, 2017, 2 PM
Newell Simon Hall 3305

Marie CiniMarie Cini will discuss her impact and experiences at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where she is currently the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. With 85,000 students, UMUC provides a unique opportunity to devise new forms of learning at scale. At UMUC Dr. Cini led the development of an outcomes-based curriculum in the Undergraduate School, created the Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success, and led both the undergraduate and graduate schools to completely replace publisher textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OER). All of these initiatives have had significant impact on the university and its students as she charts new paths toward effective and efficient education.

Cini, PhD has a broad academic background as an instructor and scholar, as well as administrative experience in both undergraduate and graduate program development and management. Prior to her current position, Cini was the vice president and dean for The Undergraduate School at UMUC. She joined UMUC in February 2008.

After earning a PhD and a master's degree in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a master's degree in counselor education from the Pennsylvania State University, Cini began her career in higher education teaching adult students. She later administered programs for adults at Duquesne University, followed by roles at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey, and more recently as associate vice president for Academic Affairs and interim dean of the School of Management at City University of Seattle.

Cini has published and presented extensively on the topics of authentic assessment and academic integrity, leadership development in adult learners, retention and adult learners, and curriculum design for adult students. Her current interest is focused on the next generation of technologically-enabled post-secondary education.