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Dr. Wren Mills

Dr. Wren Mills

Distance Learning Training Coordinator

Office:  104-C Garrett Conference Center
Phone:  (270) 745-3169
Email:  wren.mills@wku.edu

Bio:
As an Instructional Technology specialist, Wren provides both in-person and virtual training and consultations for faculty who wish to better their skills with technology in the classroom and online teaching; this includes Quality Matters training. She also serves as the point of contact for all Blackboard Outcomes Assessment inquiries. Additionally, Wren conducts ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Section 508 Compliance training to help faculty revise their course materials to be ADA compliant. Previous to her position in Distance Learning, Wren worked as an Instructional Coordinator for the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching at WKU and was an Assistant English Professor at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Wren has also worked as an Adjunct Instructor for WKU since 1999.

Education:

Ph.D., Education, emphasis in Higher Education Administration, 2010, University of Louisville. Dissertation: Academic Dishonesty in Online Learning

Certificate, International Student Services, 2008, WKU

M.A.E., Student Affairs, 2004, WKU

M.A., English, emphasis in Teaching of Writing, 1999, WKU, including a semester abroad at University of Cambridge, England

B.A., History, 1996, WKU

Affiliations:

Quality Matters: Certified Master Reviewer and Peer Reviewer, Certified Face-to-Face Facilitator, Certified Online Facilitator

Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education: Proposal Reviewer

 

Presentations:

2015

Mills, W. (2015, May). Easy ADA: Making your course materials accessible.  Presented at the Teaching Professor Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

2014

Mills, W. (2014, September). Helping faculty chart the course toward a successful Quality Matters review. Presented at the Quality Matters Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Mills, W. (2014, October). Online teaching 911: Supporting faculty with last minute teaching assignments. Presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s International Conference for Online Learning, Orlando, FL.

 

2013

Kuhlenschmidt, S., & Mills, W. (2013, October). Starting them on the right foot: Summer camp for online faculty. Presented at the Quality Matters Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Mills, W. (2013, May). Electronic grading, SafeAssign, and other tips & tricks. Presented at the Kentucky Innovations Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

2012

Mills, W. (2012, May). High tech, low tech, or no tech? What is best for your classes? Presented at the Kentucky Innovations Conference, Erlanger, KY.

Theall, M., Glazer, F., Gomes, N., Mills, W., & Patterson, B. (2012, November). Adding online professional development: Issues, experiences, implementation and impact. Presented at the meeting of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Seattle, WA.

 

2011

Mills, W. (2011, May). Academic dishonesty: Learning from students to better educate them. Presented at the meeting of The Kentucky Consortium: Converging Trends in Teaching and Learning, Erlanger, KY.

 

2010

Mills, W. (2010). Student perspectives on cheating. Presented at TYCA-KY Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY.

 

2009

Mills, W., & Wilkins, D. (2009). Diversifying assessment. Presented at New Horizons Conference, Louisville, KY.

Mills, W., & Wilkins, D. (2009). Diversifying assessment. Presented at Kentucky Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Lexington, KY.

 

2008

Mills, W. (2008). Introducing critical thinking skills in your classroom. Presented at New Horizons Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

Research:

Wren’s research interest is academic dishonesty, specifically the differences in cheating in traditional and online learning environments. Her dissertation, Academic Dishonesty in Online Learning, examined both face-to-face and online students’ attitudes toward and practices of cheating.


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