FHSU’s Nicole Frank to chair 20th annual summer institute on distance learning



Nicole Frank, faculty development coordinator at Fort Hays State University, will chair Colleague 2 Colleague’s 20th annual Summer Institute in Distance Learning and Instructional Technology.

SIDLIT will come to FHSU at the end of July. This will be the first time FHSU has hosted the summer institute.

Colleague to Colleague, a chartered professional organization, is designed to facilitate the exchange of information and expertise between faculty and staff involved or interested in instructional technology, online instruction and distance education.

“I first learned about C2C at the 2014 SIDLIT when I worked in the Virtual College and Dennis King suggested this fabulous regional conference to me,” said Frank.

“The institute is a great way to network with people who understand local concerns, and it’s wildly affordable, which I think is important,” she said.

The organization’s primary focus is on professional development and collaboration between more than 30 school districts, community colleges, technical colleges and universities in the Kansas and Missouri region. C2C also publishes a bi-annual Digital Magazine, and facilitates ongoing networking and support between its members.

Frank was elected as vice-chair of the organization in 2017 and installed as chair in August at the 2018 institute.

“This year, I have the honor of chairing the organization and working with our 24 dedicated steering committee members as we renew our focus on our mission and goals,” said Frank.

“We’ll also celebrate our history by recognizing our long-term members and telling our story. And, perhaps most exciting, we get to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SIDLIT!”

For more information about joining Colleague2Colleague, contact Frank at 785-628-5721 or email nmfrank@fhsu.edu.

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