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 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 led the strategic planning process and created a virtual framework unique for the institution to track progress across the institutions and departments. The Adaptive Planning Framework tied department planning to the strategic plan and budget.
Through early college bridge programs, community gardens, virtual tutoring, and summer camps, I connected the college with its local K12 schools and organizations.
I developed a Thrive Plan that aggregated community-facing efforts to concentrate energy, efforts, research, service, and spending in one zone in order to see a direct impact on the surrounding community and the college.
As co-chair of the Middle States 2022 accreditation visit, I coordinated assessment collection and created a virtual home base and digital communication plan that compiled and promoted progress.
I offered development opportunities to higher education faculty for over 10 years, including retreats, faculty fellow opportunities, workshops, conferences, and development days.
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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