Errin Heyman, EdD
Errin Heyman, EdD, has been named dean of educational effectiveness for the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (USA). She will focus on advancing institutional effectiveness systems and coordinate faculty development opportunities with the goals of enhancing student engagement and educational practices of faculty.
Dr Wanda Nitsch, USA’s president and chief academic officer, says Heyman has extensive experience in online education and has worked with institutions that have several health science programs. “She comes with a strong background in regional accreditation, outcomes assessment, and faculty development. We’re excited to have her join our team and start working to advance faculty development and assessment practices,” Nitsch adds.
A media release from USA reports that Heyman will work closely with academic and administrative leadership to advance institutional effectiveness systems and to coordinate faculty development opportunities with the goals of enhancing student engagement and educational practices of faculty.
Heyman reportedly has more than 15 years of leadership and academic experience in postsecondary education, having served as a dean, director, and faculty member for a number of institutions. She most recently was dean of the School of Education at Jones International University in Centennial, Colorado, where she was responsible for curriculum, instruction, assessment of student learning, scholarship, strategic analysis, and planning, and service.
Prior to her role at Jones International University, she is reported to have served as the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CELTA) at West Coast University in Irvine, California. At CELTA, she established and sustained a culture of assessment that facilitated achievement of student learning outcomes and encouraged innovation and scholarly discourse. She has also held positions at eCollege in Denver and served as an English instructor at Westwood College, the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State College.
Heyman earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2010. She earned her master’s and bachelor’s from the University of Colorado, Denver.
[Source: University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]