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Sally M. Johnstone (Western Governors University)

Sally M. Johnstone
Vice President for Academic Advancement

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Sally M. Johnstone is the Vice President for Academic Advancement at the Western Governors University, a competency-based (CBE), on-line institution. She is currently working with colleges across the U.S. as they develop thie own CBE programs. Prior to joining WGU, 2011, she was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at a traditional comprehensive public university in Minnesota, USA. She also spent over 15 years at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Dr. Johnstone continues to work on policy issues for higher education institutions and system organizations, CBE, open education resources, inter-institutional collaborations, and quality assurance issues. She serves on the U.S. UNESCO Commission and on the editorial boards for Change magazine (USA) and the Journal of Open Learning (UK). She has authored dozens of articles, books, and reports on issues of integrating information and communication technology into academics. Johnstone earned her Ph. D. in experimental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

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