New MCC Interim President Kathleen Plinske’s Credentials

Since the press release from McHenry County College last night was incapable of being copied and pasted (so I wrote a short story), today McHenry County Blog provides the resume of newly selected Interim President Kathleen Plinske:

Kathleen A. Plinske
McHenry County College
8900 US Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: 815-455-8694
email: kplinske@mchenry.edu
Fax: 815-455-3684
EDUCATION
Ed.D., Educational Technology, with Honors (GPA: 4.00/4.00)
Pepperdine University – Malibu, California
M.A., Spanish (GPA: 4.00/4.00)
Roosevelt University – Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Spanish and Physics, with Highest Distinction and Departmental Honors (GPA: 4.00/4.00)
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001 – Present MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE, CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS
2009 – Present: Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
• Serve as project manager for $7 million Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) conversion
• Provide College-wide leadership for accreditation, planning, and continuous improvement
• Serve as member of President’s Executive Council
• Oversee Professional Development, Resource Development, Assessment, Marketing and
Public Relations, and Institutional Research and Planning
2007 – 2008: Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
• Provided College-wide leadership for accreditation, planning, and continuous improvement
• Served as member of President’s Executive Council
• Oversaw Marketing and Public Relations and Institutional Research and Planning
2006 – 2007: Temporary Director of Distance Education and Professional Development
• Supervised faculty and staff in Distance Education and Professional Development
• Collaborated with Executive Deans and faculty on distance education initiatives
• Served as Master Trainer for College’s Continuous Improvement efforts
• Oversaw and managed budgets of over $500,000
2004 – 2006: Coordinator of Media Development and Technology Training
• Designed and provided technology-related training for all employees at the College
• Developed and maintained the College’s intranet website
• Served on the Academic Quality Improvement Program Steering Committee, Technology
Standing Committee of the Curriculum and Academic Policy Council, and Distance
Learning Advisory Committee
• Designed and developed training and certification program for online faculty
• Received $10,000 grant for purchase of handheld wireless response device technology for
classroom use
2001 – 2004: Instructional Media Specialist
• Developed and provided comprehensive training program for online faculty
• Designed and delivered orientation and technical support for online students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2001 – present MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE
Spanish Instructor
• Taught over 35 sections of Spanish I and II, both face-to-face, online, and hybrid
• Designed and developed online and hybrid course materials for Spanish I and II
2006 AURORA UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Faculty
• Developed and taught “Emerging Educational Technologies” graduate course
1999 – 2001 INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON
Peer Instructor, Freshman Interest Groups Program
• As a junior and senior, taught “College Experience” credit course to freshmen
Teaching Assistant, Physics Department
• As a sophomore, assisted in teaching Honors Physics course
HONORS
2009 Named one of Phi Delta Kappa’s 24 Emerging International Leaders in Education
2008 – present Member, Phi Delta Kappa
2007 Glen and Gloria Holden Scholarship, Pepperdine University
2006 Named one of McHenry County’s Top 10 Professionals Under 40
2006 Doctoral Fellow, Community College Leadership Development Initiatives
2001 – present Member, Phi Beta Kappa
2001 – present Member, Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
2000 – present Member, Golden Key National Honor Society
2000 Outstanding Initiate Scholarship, Golden Key National Honor Society
1997 – 2001 Herman B. Wells Scholar, Indiana University
1997 – 1999 Indiana University Science, Research, and Technology Scholar
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2007 – Present HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION,NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES & SCHOOLS
Peer Review Corps
• Annual Update Reviewer, Systems Portfolio Appraiser, Quality Checkup Visitor
• Reaffirmation Panelist
2008-2009 SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CODiE Award Judge
COMMUNITY SERVICE
2008 – Present in2books.com – Reading Mentor
2005 – Present United Way – McHenry County College Campaign Chair, Allocations Panel Member
2005 – 2006 McHenry County College Staff Council – Chair, Scholarship Committee
2001 – Present McHenry County College Spanish Club – Advisor
2000 – 2001 Indiana University Student Government – Vice President for Philanthropy
1999-2001 Casa Latina – Bloomington, IN – Bilingual tutor for Spanish-speaking students
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PUBLICATIONS
Plinske, K. and Packard, W. (2009). Leveraging your systems portfolio: Supporting institutional dialogue
and organizational learning. A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement,
Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges
and Schools. (114th, Chicago, IL, April 17-21, 2009).
Milliron, M.D. and Plinske, K. (2009). Building for a new generation of learning: Catalytic conversations
for the educational publisher. Publishing Research Quarterly, 25(1), 1-11.
Milliron, M.D., Plinske, K. and Noonan-Terry, C. (2008). Building a new generation of learning:
Conversations to catalyze our construction. Planning for Higher Education, 37(1), 7-14.
Plinske, K., Patton, D. and Packard, W. (2007). While there’s no ‘U’ in AQIP, it’s incomplete without
you! Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools (112th, Chicago, IL, Apr. 20-24, 2007).
Gunter, J. et al. (2001). Partial wave analysis of the pi0 pi0 system produced in pi -p charge exchange
collisions. Physical Review D, 64, 072003.
Marshall, S. P., Ramirez, M., Plinske, K., & Veal, C. (1998). Creating conditions for developing and
nurturing talent: The work of school leaders. NASSP Bulletin, 52(595), 75-84.
PRESENTATIONS
“Planning for the Future through Organizational Learning”
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
5/09
“You, Too, Can YouTube”
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
5/09
“Go Google”
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
5/09
“Cut Through the Hype: The Executive’s Web 2.0 Toolkit”
American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention
4/09
“What Trustees Want: The Next Generation of Community College Presidents”
American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention
4/09
“Supporting Institutional Dialogue and Organizational Learning”
Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting
4/09
“Preparing for a New Generation of Learning”
Leadership Greater McHenry County Conference
1/09
“A New Generation of Learning”
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
5/08
“What Do Trustees Look for When Hiring a President? 5/08
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
“Distance Learning 2.0: Technologies Redefining the Online Classroom” 5/07
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
“Creating Synergy: The Work of Professional Development” 5/07
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
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PRESENTATIONS (cont.)
“While There’s No “U” in AQIP, It’s Incomplete Without You!” 4/07
Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting
“A New Generation of Learning” 4/07
American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention
“A New Generation of Learning” 3/07
Innovations Conference, League for Innovations in the Community College
“Modern Language Assessment Through Digital Video” 3/07
Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
“Taking the Plunge: Switching Online Learning Management Systems Successfully”
Illinois Online Conference
2/07
“Community College Leadership: Looking Back for the Future” 5/06
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
“Social Constructivism Meets Technology: The Future of Student and Employee Engagement” 4/06
American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention
“Digital Video as a Tool for Faculty Development”
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
5/05
“Assessment Gone Wireless” 5/05
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference
“Adobe Acrobat + JavaScript = Self-Grading Worksheets!”
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
3/05
“Handheld Wireless Response Technology for Classroom Assessment” 3/05
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
Keynote Address: “Caring to Challenge” Teacher Recognition Ceremony
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
3/05
“Digital Communication Tools in Professional Development” 10/04
National Council for Staff, Program, and Organizational Development
“Creating a Learner-Centered Language Classroom” – Pre-Conference Workshop 8/04
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Meeting
“Teaching Reading Comprehension at a Distance: Bringing Legends to Life”
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
3/04
“The Use of Digital Video as a Tool for Professional Development” 3/04
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
“100% Retention in an Online Spanish Course”
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Meeting
8/03
“Creating Interactive Online Listening Exercises”
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
3/03
“100% Retention in Online Language Courses? Innovative Technology Makes it Possible”
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
3/03
“Digital Video Portfolios and Online Peer Evaluations”
Illinois Council of Community College Administrators Conference
11/02
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PRESENTATIONS (cont.)
“Teaching Language & Culture through Music & Technology”
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
3/02
“Creating Digital Video Portfolios and Online Peer Evaluations”
Digital Stream: California State University Monterey Bay
3/02
“A Study of Factors Affecting Interpretation of Pronouns in Spanish”
Form-Meaning Connections in Second-Language Acquisition: University of Illinois at Chicago
2/02


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New MCC Interim President Kathleen Plinske’s Credentials — 1 Comment

  1. Don't you find it strange that we know more about the president of our local community college than we do about the president of our COUNTRY?

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