Kaplan University Online
Marla Cartwright earned her M.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University and has been teaching at the college level for nearly 20 years, encompassing composition, literature, developmental ed and faculty training. She is currently a Faculty Developer at Kaplan University Online after having served as Assistant Chair of the Composition department, Director of the Kaplan University Writing Center and Chair of the Department of Student Success. In addition to teaching, Marla has had a life-long interest in science fiction and fantasy novels and movies, particularly as they relate to the Joseph Campbell’s monomyth; her most recent analysis “You Don’t Know ‘Jack’” was published by the online scholarly journal Open Online Inquiry http://openinquiryarchive.net/2013/02/06/you-dont-know-jack/
Presenter for the Following Session
- Creating Community: Using Technology and Social Media to Connect Online Faculty
Kaplan University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers faculty training and professional development for a primarily online faculty audience. Over the years, we have learned that in addition to creating formal learning situations such as workshops and professional development courses, we also have various opportunities to develop more informal learning and social communities that help our faculty stay connected and engaged with the institution and with one another.