Washington State University has created a new VP position, vice president of the Global Campus. Yes, WSU likes to capitalize the idea -- Global Campus.
They've chosen WSU veteran David Cillay to take on the job. The goal is to find key ways for the campus and its stakeholders to make better use of digital technology.
The Global Campus was launched in July. Elson Floyd, WSU's president, laid out the key targets for the new effort:
- Expand WSU’s educational market share
- Support faculty in developing and implementing technology and pedagogical innovation
- Ensure that WSU remains open and accessible through digital and eLearning tools and strategies
Cillay said the new goals of the Global Campus also include evaluating emerging models for non-traditional higher education program delivery, disseminating WSU research to a global audience and helping the university navigate the evolving regulations that govern eLearning.
One of Cillay's efforts at WSU included using the online world Second Life as a teaching and recruitment tool. The photo here is from a Spokesman.com story that appeared in 2008.
In the photo, Cillay posed in front of his Second Life alter-ego. Cillay uses the game to interact and educate students and people interested in WSU.