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Distance Learning Staff - Tabatha Spain Phillips

Tabatha Spain Phillips

Tabatha Spain Phillips

Testing Center Coordinator

Office:  107C Garrett Conference Center
Phone:  (270) 745-5122
Email:  tabatha.phillips@wku.edu

Bio:

As coordinator, Tabatha oversees the staff and operations of the DL Testing Centers. She works closely with the WKU faculty to coordinate course exams at WKU’s campuses, as well as, off-site testing locations. Prior to her position as coordinator, Tabatha was the Distance Learning Testing Specialist from 2005-2010.  In this position, Tabatha supervised the proctoring staff and daily operations of the DELO Testing Center. She also processed off-site exam requests and scheduled students for exams. 



Education:

B.A., Graphic Design, 2005, Western Kentucky University

M.A., Organizational Leadership, 2014, Western Kentucky University

Certificate in Leadership Studies, 2013, Western Kentucky University

 

Affiliations (professional organizations)

National College Testing Association (NCTA):

  • Member since 2005
  • ADHOC Distance Learning Chair since 2013
  • Consortium of College Testing Centers’ Manager since 2014
  • Currently serving on the Technology Committee, Testing Certification Committee, and Credibility/Policy Committee.

Kentucky Association of Testing Administrators at Colleges (KATAC):

  • Member since 2010
  • Hosted the 2013 KATAC Conference
  • Co-hosted the 2015 KATAC Conference
  • Board member from July 2014-March 2015

 
Presentations

2012:

Phillips, T. & Epley, L. (2012, Aug.) Drowning in a Lake of Registration Paperwork? One Testing Center’s Solution. Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Minneapolis, MN.

2013:

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2013, Aug.) In Discord with Distance Learning Exams? Come Learn Ways to Harmonize. Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Nashville, TN.

Phillips, T., Elliott, A., & Amador, E. (2013, Aug.) Becoming In-Tune with Training. Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Nashville, TN.

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2013, Oct.) Overheated Because of Distance Learning Exams? Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning in Bowling Green, KY.

2014:

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2014, Mar.) In Discord with Distance Learning Exams? Come Learn Ways to Harmonize. Presented at the annual conference for the Kentucky Association of Testing Administrators at Colleges in Morehead, KY.

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2014, May) Distance Learning Exams Causing a Road-Block? Presented at the Great Lakes Testing Conference in Columbus, OH.

Phillips, T. & Zippin, A. (2014, Sept.) Feeling Barricaded by Distance Learning Exams? Presented at the annual conference for the National College Testing Association in Denver, CO.

2015:

Phillips, T. (2015, Mar.) NCTA Testing Center Certification. Presented at the annual conference for the Kentucky Association of Testing Administrators at Colleges in Bowling Green, KY.


Campus Involvement:

WKU CWD Staff Leadership Institute: 2009-2010

 

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