Vice Receives Essence of eCampus Award

Dr. Janna Vice, senior vice president for academics and provost EKU

Dr. Janna Vice, senior vice president for academics and provost, is the first ever recipient of the Essence of e-Campus Award. She was presented with the honor by Tim Matthews, executive director of the Office of eCampus Learning, at the eCampus Awards Program (eCAPS) on Dec. 1. 

“This award is intended to recognize individuals who consistently exhibit those qualities we feel are central to the success of EKU Online degree programs. And there is no better candidate for the first ever Essence of e-Campus Award than Dr. Janna Vice,” said Matthews.

Vice has been an unwavering supporter of online degree programs at Eastern Kentucky University. The Office of eCampus learning has been under her direction since September 2011.

“She spearheaded a campus wide consensus building process in 2011 involving the deans, staff, and - most importantly – the faculty to craft the model that has led to the success we enjoy today,” recalled Matthews.

That model is one that supports growth in a strategic, cost efficient way, while ensuring that sufficient resources are dedicated to ensure a quality educational experience for students. Vice also championed the use of Quality Matters, a rubric designed to measure course quality, in the instructional design process.   

Essence of eCampus Award recipients demonstrate the following characteristics:

Accountability – to themselves, to each other, and to the programs and students they serve. This includes demonstrating a work ethic that gets things done

Quality  working hard to deliver quality processes, quality course designs, and quality instruction   

Teamwork and collaboration – understanding that the combined action of the group will help us reach our highest goals

Warmth and kindness – valuing people, their talents, and their contributions

Humility – not seeking credit, even though it may be richly deserved

Click here to see the list of additional awards presented to students, faculty and staff at the 2016 ceremony. 

Published on January 13, 2017