Josie Baudier is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Josie holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology and she is currently working to complete her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Learning and Development. Josie Baudier began her career in faculty development as an Instructional Designer. She enjoys supporting faculty in their teaching through workshops and consultations focusing on learner-centered education. In addition, Josie is a certified National Reviewer of online courses for the Quality Matters Program and a certified facilitator for Quality Matters professional development. She has taught part-time in education and first-year experience courses. Before working in higher education, Josie previously taught in the K-12 environment, in both traditional and non-traditional settings, and enjoys seeing all students develop into autonomous learners. Her experience and philosophy developed during her K-12 career is easily transferable to her role in faculty development and supporting faculty. She enjoys embedding motivation theory and growth mindset with faculty development.
Katie Bridges is the Senior Instructional Designer at Georgia Highlands College. Katie has been at GHC since August 2015, after spending 10 years as a project, marketing and operations manager. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics, Masters of Education in Instructional Technology and will be finished with her doctoral course work at Valdosta State at the end of Summer 2019. Katie is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and Face to Face Facilitator for the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop. As the Section 508 Coordinator, she is a certified Federal IT Accessibility Initiative Section 508 Coordinator. While at GHC, Katie has helped design or re-design 20 courses taught in a variety of modalities. Her diverse educational and professional background enables her to look at the big picture while bringing an outside perspective to any project. Her research interests include assessment, learning objectives alignment, abstract/out of the box instructional/course design practices, open educational resources, and graphic design.