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Beth Ponder

Beth Ponder,
Associate Director

Phone: 979-847-7319
E-mail: baponder@tamu.edu

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Graduate coursework in Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Experience

  • Associate Director, Center for Literacy, Education & Employment (CLEE), University of Tennessee
  • Supervisor of Circulation, Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, TN

Past Service

  • Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD)
  • The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
  • Fort Sanders Community Development Corporation
  • Historic Fort Sanders Neighborhood Association – Vice President
  • Friends of Literacy – Vice President/ Secretary

Current Duties/Roles with TCALL

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTENT DEVELOPMENT, DELIVERY AND EVALUATION
    • Provides professional development instructional design support to PD Center leadership
    • Assists in the evaluation of contract trainers
    • Participates in ongoing Professional Development initiatives
    • Supports other objectives of the PD Center, including research activities as approved by funder

  • PD COORDINATOR SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
    • Schedules, plans content, and makes staff assignments for monthly PD Coordinator WebEx meetings
    • Moderates PD Portal Community of Practice and Email discussion list for PD Coordinators
    • Identifies and recommends TCALL Library acquisitions and website content features related to professional development for continuous program improvement
    • Manages TEAMS data entry of PD activities, including liaison with TWC to obtain appropriate TEAMS access for TRAIN PD staff who need it

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FIELD SERVICES MANAGER
    • Quality Management, Time Management, and Scope Management for PD Field Services provided by all TRAIN PD Center Specialists, including:
    • Development of PD Recommendations for their assigned programs PD Continuous Improvement Plans
    • Delivery of Concentrated Support to AEL Programs with special needs in consultation with state office
    • Review and approval of PD Specialists recommended PD Events and trainers
    • Coordination of training of PD Center Specialists for all Field Service functions

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP TEAM & LIAISON TO NATIONAL INITIATIVES
    • Coordinates with Executive Director and Directors to manage overall project performance
    • Supports Directors in development of project and budget planning and oversight
    • Monitors spending in Professional/Contracted Services budget category
    • Supervises, establishes and monitors performance goals for, and evaluates staff as assigned by Directors
    • Manages special initiatives and short-term projects as assigned by Directors
    • Serves as TCALL liaison to national adult education and literacy professional development and resource projects and initiatives
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