What I do
I am the Faculty Program Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Excelsior College.
Some of the past work I have been privileged to work on includes Strategic Planning, Accreditation, K12 Partnerships, and Faculty Development. I have experience in online learning, instructional design, curriculum development, web and graphic design, talent acquisition, and project development.
Here are some of my strengths:
- I clarify the complex.
- I visualize concepts.
- I ideate solutions.
- I build powerful teams.
- I think systematically.
- I connect people & efforts.
- I forge new frontiers.
I received a surprise text last week from a student I used to mentor. “Hey Leah, how have you been 😃 I just wanted to text you to let you know, I know you don’t work at X anymore but I just feel the need to tell you good news about my grades. I did so much better this...
There is no doubt that the pandemic has taken a toll on businesses around the world. The economic downturn caused many companies to close up shop. Many leaders were so eager to return back to the way it once was and the vaccine offered so much hope. Many employers...
I am excited to start in a new position this week: Faculty Program Director for the new Organizational Leadership Program at Excelsior College. As I think about my approach to this position, I can’t help but recount the many fantastic program directors I have had the...
I've developed and improved programs and courses for undergraduate and graduate levels, online and on-ground - utilizing my background in instructional design and online learning.
I've offered development opportunities to higher education faculty for over 10 years, including retreats, faculty fellow opportunities, workshops, conferences, and development days.
Through early college bridge programs, community gardens, virtual tutoring, and summer camps, I've connected colleges with its local K12 schools and organizations.
I've led the strategic planning processes and created virtual frameworks to track progress across the institutions and departments, and tie department planning to the strategic plan and budget.
I've co-chaired Middle States higher education self-studies and consulted with K12 schools on their MSA self-studies. Through this work, I've coordinated assessment collection, created a virtual home base, and developed digital communication plans that promote progress.
I co-hosted two hackathons for D’Youville - its inaugural Healthcare Hackathon: Solving Healthcare Problems competition, awarding $30,000 in prizes, and the 2nd annual Hackathon that awarded $4,000 in prizes. Teams focused on providing solutions to one of three...
“I am excited to use this first-hand data from da Vinci teachers to develop active learning centers in every school in the district,” said MacVie. “D’Youville is committed to social mobility through education and student success in college largely depends on the K-12...
“We see this collaboration as one that builds on our existing partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools as well as contributes to our overall impact on the West Side,” says Leah MacVie, associate vice president of institutional effectiveness.
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