Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Heather Maness, the new Assistant Director of Learning Analytics and Assessment in the Center for Instructional Technology and Training. Dr. Maness will be leading a new team where we are refocusing our efforts in learning analytics and assessment to ensure we are meeting UF's Strategic Plan for IT's goals of enabling student success and advancing an analytics-enabled environment. We look forward to Dr. Maness's leadership to help us better understand the impact of teaching and learning services and technologies on student success, and to enable us to continue to provide best-in-class learning experience to our students and instructors.
Heather is a triple Gator grad with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education and Communication, minoring in Higher Education Administration. She has worked at UF in various capacities for over 15 years, starting at the College of Veterinary Medicine. As an instructional designer with CITT, she has helped subject matter experts develop award-winning courses, adopt the latest in educational technology, and implement evidence-based best practices in equitable pedagogy. She has a passion for leveraging technology, especially learning analytics, to solve education challenges that improve student learning. She also has a passion for chocolate.
To explore ways for analyzing and implementing learning analytics in your course, request assistance to meet with a member of CITT.