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Kathryn McCormick
Kathryn McCormick
Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Kathy has been at UCM since 2002, teaching both face-to-face and online as a full-time instructor of English. Since 2012, Kathy has Coordinated the Instructional Designers of what is now CTL. Her focus is on Quality Assurance, and she has assisted in online course and program design and coordinated the internal review process of a full Online Program Initiative. Her philosophy of online education is that of an enthusiastic skeptic. Online ed is here to stay, but if it is not handled with skill, and with an awareness of new theories and technologies tempered by Best Practices as determined by research and experience, it could go bad quickly. Online education provides opportunities for flexibility, access, and creativity that face-to-face classes can’t always match, and it is a very good way to enhance our presence in the Educational sphere. 

Kathy is point of contact for the College of Education.
Phone: 543-4359
Office: JCKL 1460, or visit Kathy's Virtual Office
Email: mccormick@ucmo.edu


Carol Knight
Carol Knight
Instructional Design Specialist II
Carol creates, develops and produces audio and video materials for the classroom to preparing audio and video content for web related use. She offers training and assistance in any video related area and provides consulting services for all video related needs for the UCM community. Carol successfully completed the Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric course, QM Peer Reviewer Course, the Instructional Designer Certificate Program from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the SUNY Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Effective Teaching Practices program from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). She also holds a Master's degree in Educational Technology and is an adjunct instructor for the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development.

Carol is point of contact for the College of Health, Science, and Technology.


Phone: 543-4385
Office: JCKL 1423/1456
Email: cknight@ucmo.edu




Lisa Schmidt
Lisa Schmidt
Instructional Design Specialist II
Instructional Design Specialist – Lisa creates, develops and produces instructional/presentational materials including digital presentations, research posters, and provides online course layout development assistance. She offers services in the following areas: instructional materials production, photo-related course needs – on location or in our studio, Photoshop imaging and manipulation, materials conversion from traditional to digital, supplemental course website construction, and materials scanning for online course use. Lisa successfully completed the Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric course, QM Peer Reviewer Course, and holds a Master's degree in Educational Technology.

Lisa is point of contact for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.


Phone: 543-8477
Office: JCKL 1454
Email: schmidt@ucmo.edu


Mike Jeffries
Mike Jeffries
Innovation and Academic Technology Specialist
Utilizing pedagogically sound principles to assist faculty with the integration of technology into instruction to enhance teaching and learning, the position supports faculty, staff, and students in the use of teaching and learning tools. Mike is responsible for developing and delivering workshops, documentation, deskside coaching, and pedagogically sound best practices in teaching and learning.

At UCM Mike has held several positions including the Executive Director of the Western Missouri Educational Technology Consortium, Broadcast Engineer in Broadcasting Services, Distance Learning Systems Specialist, and Director of CentralNet. He has served on the Faculty Senate Distance Education Committee, the Technology Rapid Response Team, the Centralized Software Acquisition Review Board, the Academic Software Funding Committee, the Central Technology Grant Committee, the Transformational Learning Initiative Steering Committee, President of the Professional Staff Council, Chair of the AP&R 11 AdHoc Review Group, Chair of the Learning Management System Review Team, the KCREACH Technology Sub-committee, and Three-time President of the Missouri Distance Learning Association. Mike is the 2005 recipient of the John Paul Mees Award for Outstanding Professional Staff.


Phone: 543-8203
Office: JCKL 1442, or visit Mike's Virtual Office
Email: jeffries@ucmo.edu


Terry McNeeley
Terry McNeeley
Instructional Design Specialist II
Terry creates, develops and produces original instructional/presentational materials including digital presentations, research posters, and provides online course layout development assistance. He is also proficient with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, virtual reality photography, simulation-based learning software, 3D and traditional cell-type animation. Terry successfully completed the Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric course and QM Peer Reviewer Course. Terry has served UCM for more than 25 years.

Terry is point of contact for the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.


Phone: 543-4749
Office: JCKL 1446
Email: mcneeley@ucmo.edu

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