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Cindy Jennings (University of South Carolina Upstate)

Cindy Jennings
Director of Learning Technologies

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Cindy Jennings is Director of Learning Technologies in the Division of Information Technology and Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate. The Department of Learning Technologies serves to support and guide thoughtful selection, instructional design for, and mindful use of technology to enhance the learning environment by creating and sustaining innovative and interactive programs to support excellence in teaching and learning and student engagement. In addition to her work with learning technologies, Cindy teaches an information literacy for nurses course online.

Cindy'™s work life in higher education began over 30 years ago with a first teaching position in nursing as a brand new graduate school grad. Cindy stayed at that first institution long enough to earn tenure and be promoted for the first time, then relocated to the beautiful foothills of the Appalachians where she has been with her family ever since. Cindy has had the great good fortune to come to her current institution where she has continued to teach, and has had wonderful opportunities to branch-out into MANY other things from support for continuing her education (toward an entirely new direction - where the technology focus came from!), to helping to build a whole new major/degree program in informatics. Cindy has participated in faculty governance and has seen the institution from the 'other side€' as an administrator. Her current focus on learning technology is a later-in-life direction, but better-late-than-never!

Cindy has served on the EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning, chairing one year; and served on the Planning Committee for the Southeast Regional Conference 2012. Cindy has presented on teaching with Web 2.0 tools, implementing the academic technologist role, and creating a personal learning network; as well as numerous other development sessions for faculty on her campus.

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Connect 2015 Committee
    Member , 2014 - 2015
  • EDUCAUSE Review Online Reviewers
    Member , 2014 - 2015


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