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Tanja Bibbs

Tanja Bibbs

Assistant Director, Distance Learning

Office:  101 Garrett Conference Center
Phone:  (270) 745-5305
Email:  bibbstn@wku.edu


Bio

Tanja Bibbs supervises the daily operations of the DL Testing Centers and WKU On Demand.  Tanja is responsible for supporting faculty needs within those two areas in Distance Learning and collaborating with various WKU administrative units to improve the functioning of distance learning courses and programs.  Tanja has been with WKU since 2009 and her previous role was as distance learning coordinator where she oversaw the day-to-day activities of WKU On Demand, coordinated the office marketing and recruitment activities, and provided conflict resolution strategies to faculty and students. 


Education

BA, Sociology, Western Kentucky University, 2005

Master Public Administration, Western Kentucky University, 2007

Doctor of Philosophy, Education Sciences, University of Kentucky, Anticipated completion 2018

Affiliations

Awards Committee Co-Chair, Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning, 2014

Member, Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning, 2012-2014

Member, The Online Consortium (SLOAN-C), 2013 – present

Member, University Professional and Continuing Education Association, 2013 - present

Member, Distance Learning Administration, 2014 - present

Campus Involvement

Co-Advisor, Beta Sigma Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc., 2009 – present

Mentor, WKU TRIO Programs College Bound Communities, 2010


Presentations


Uranis, J. & Bibbs, T., (2016, April) Competency-Based Education Workshop 2: Leveraging Resources. Presented at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Bibbs, T. & Vincent, T. (2015, November). Non-term based courses: Leveraging operations for competency-based education. Presented at the Kentucky Convergence Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Bibbs, T. & Vincent, T. (2015, November). Non-term based courses: Leveraging operations for competency-based education. Presenter for Kentucky Convergence Conference in Bowling Green, KY.

Uranis, J. & Bibbs, T. (2015, September). Developing a competency-based education program. Presenter for Kentucky Association for Continuing Higher Education Conference in Park City, KY.

Bibbs, T. & Kirtley, S. (2014, November).  For Students by Students: An Approach to Addressing Accessibility. Presenter for Kentucky Convergence Conference in Louisville, KY.

Bibbs, T. & Troutman, C. (2014, October). From the Ground Up: Building Student Services for Distance Learners.  Presenter for Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 in Orlando, FL.

Bibbs, T. (2012, October). How Did You Hear About Us? Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning in Grand Junction, CO. 

Bibbs, T., Dougherty, B., Thornton, P., Vincent, T. (2010, October). Expanding Opportunity for Servicemembers: Leadership, Advocacy, Policy and Practice. Workshop presented at the annual conference for the Association for Continuing Higher Education in Albuquerque, NM.

Bibbs, T., & Haugen, J. (2010, April). What Should My Password Be? Presented at the spring conference for the Association for Continuing Higher Education South Region in Cocoa Beach, FL. 

Bibbs, T., & Haugen, J. (2009, October). Independent Learning: 2008 Rebranding Initiative. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Continuing Higher Education in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Publications:

Uranis, J., & Bibbs, T. (2016). The challenge of CBE programs: Administrative and technological considerations pertaining to the delivery of non-­semester based programs (under review). In K. Rasmussen, P. Northup, & R. Colson (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings.

 

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