Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Public Schools

University promotes Secretary to Instructional Designer-No Education Required

See also

Maybe it’s just me who is so grossly offended by this action. To assign a secretary to the responsibilities of an Instructional Designer is at the height of academic incompetence. My questions are; Is state level university education in that poor of a shape? Do state university administrators understand Instructional Design or Instructional Technologies in education? Are American universities that far behind in 21st Century Education and the value of technology in learning?

The Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK recently promoted Stacy Thompson an office secretary to be their new Online Instructional Designer. Ms. Thompson earned her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences, with an emphasis in Child Development from NSU. Her biography suggests no formal education, training or experience as an Instructional Designer. I’m sure that Stacy Thompson is a very nice young lady but she has to be completely unqualified for this position.

http://academics.nsuok.edu/teachingandlearning/AboutUs/FacultyStaffBios....

Many of the Professional Instructional Designers and Technologist have invested thousands of dollars, years of academic training and development to achieve these job titles. It is so disappointing to see the continuing corruption of our American Higher Education system. Maybe it would have been better to become a Plumber after all?

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos