WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
 
Amanda Babcock

Title
Online Programs Compliance Coordinator
Company
University of Utah
Bio
Amanda Jean Babcock manages State Authorization for the University of Utah, including accreditation compliance for existing and in-development online programs. Additionally, she assists with curriculum administration through the U of U’s Office of Undergraduate Studies. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Babcock held leadership positions overseeing regional higher education student services, academic affairs, online education, admissions and operations. Her experiences range across faculty development, student retention, appeals and discipline to FERPA compliance and IPEDS data reporting. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, a M.A. in English from the University of Utah and is currently in her third year as a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy department at the University of Utah. Through WCET webinars and other presentations, she has shared her experiences taking a major public university from no compliance to a structured process in less than a year. She also has a strong interest in disability issues in higher education, including transition and policy issues related to academic accommodations, student decision-making and disability identity, and best practices in online accessibility.