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Athabasca University

Dr. Cindy Ives

Vice President Academic (Interim)


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Dr. Cindy Ives has been with Athabasca University since July 2007. During thattime, she has been the Director of the Centre for Learning Design, Acting Associate Vice-president Academic (Learning Resources) and Acting Vice-president, Academic.

Cindy has a long history in the post secondary world as an instructor, educational developer researcher, distance educator, academic administrator and evaluation consultant. She holds a BA in English, an MA in Canadian Studies, both from Carleton, and a PhD in Education Technology from Concordia University in Montreal.

During her career at AU, Cindy has been a key player in many of the university's online and open initiatives, including MOOCs, Open Education Resources, course development and most recently, eTexts. She has been responsible for the university library, AU Press, OVPA web services, Learning Support Services and a variety of learning and teaching projects.

Updated May 29 2017 by DE

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