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How Your eLearning Program Can Benefit From Recently Released Federal Funding
How Your eLearning Program Can Benefit From Recently Released Federal Funding
The American Rescue Plan that was released in March 2021 contains more funding for higher education than double what the first two COVID-19 relief packages allocated to higher education (University Business, May 13, 2021). With the most recent round of funding available through May 2022, ensuring that your eLearning programs are utilizing this funding in an effective way is important to help gain success within your institution.

Attend our free, live webinar on Thursday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. CT to learn how your eLearning program can benefit from these recently released funds. Join Dr. Patrick Lane, VP of Policy Analysis and Research at WICHE/WCET, and Dr. Mac Adkins, Founder and Chief Academic Officer of SmarterServices for this informational webinar discussion.

In addition to them, you will hear from Shantee Siebuhr, Guided Pathways Specialist at Weatherford College, and Akua Johnson Matherson, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at North Carolina Central University about how they have used federal funding for the services provided by SmarterServices and others that can help both your institution and your students succeed.

In this webinar, you will learn:
- An overview of The American Rescue Plan funding program.
- Tips and ideas on how your eLearning program and institution can use and benefit from these federal funds. 
- Information you can provide to your institutional executives to help justify a request for these federal funds.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Dr. Patrick Lane, Dr. Mac Adkins, and other institutions on how your eLearning program can benefit from these recently released federal funds!

Jun 24, 2021 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Patrick Lane
VP of Policy Analysis and Research @WICHE/WCET
Patrick Lane is the vice president of WICHE’s Policy Analysis and Research unit, overseeing a range of research products and postsecondary policy initiatives focused on improving access to and success in postsecondary education throughout the West, with a focus on those groups that have been poorly served by our existing systems. In working closely with WICHE’s 16 members he helps states, systems, and institutions adjust to rapidly changing regulations and legislation. He came to WICHE having spent several years working in education policy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Lane completed a Ph.D. in public administration at the University of Colorado Denver in 2015.
Shantee Siebuhr, M. Ed.
Guided Pathways Specialist @Weatherford College
Shantee Siebuhr is the Guided Pathways Specialist for Weatherford College. She serves as an academic advisor, prospective student guide, new student contact for orientation, and lead coordinator for the institutions’ Guided Pathways efforts. Having graduated with an Associates degree from Weatherford College, she obtained a B.A in Human Development and Family Studies at American Military University before she started work back where her higher education journey began at Weatherford College. Here, she found her passion in helping new students get their footing and find their paths in their own quest for what they want to accomplish. With that passion ignited, Shantee seeks to further the academic and life goals of every student. Shantee went on to earn her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Higher Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University in just 12 months.
Akua Johnson Matherson, M.Ed.
CFO and Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance @North Carolina Central University
As the CFO and Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance at North Carolina Central University, Akua Johnson Matherson is responsible for auxiliary enterprises, university budgets, capital and financial planning, accounting, purchasing, police and public safety, facilities management, central receiving and treasury functions. With over 20 years of experience in higher education administration, Matherson reports to the Chancellor and serves as advisor on a range of accounting, budget, capital, financial and business operations. Prior to joining NCCU in 2016, Matherson worked for 17 years at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. There she served as the associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and assistant vice chancellor for Budget and Planning. During her tenure as associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management, N.C. A&T became the largest enrollment HBCU in the country.