APL nextED Mini-Pod
APL nextED is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio.
This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod Dean Nancy Coleman of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University speaks about how she leads diverse student, staff and faculty populations.
As online learning and extensions become more present in higher education, the demographics of an institutions students will also shift. The Harvard Extension School has managed these shifting student demographics since its founding in 1910. Now, Dr. Coleman leads a thriving school that has a large age range, diverse professional backgrounds and a focus on creating education accessible to all.
Listen as Dr. Coleman joins host Kathleen Gibson to learn how she and the Harvard Extension leadership team are supporting the diverse cohort of students, staff and faculty.
Nancy Coleman is Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University.
Dr. Coleman is deeply committed to technology and innovation in online and place-based education that creates access and opportunities for learners of all ages, types and socio-economic backgrounds. Before joining Harvard, Coleman created Wellesley Extended, a unit of Wellesley College encompassing summer term, professional and executive education. In 2017, she founded the Contemporary Women’s Leadership Institute, a global program for undergraduate women.
Dr. Coleman is currently President-Elect of UPCEA (University Professional Continuing Education Association), the nation’s largest Professional, Continuing, and Online Education association. She is a co-author of the “Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership” published by UPCEA, March 2015.