In October 2009, Kim Scalzo was named Director of the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD). The SUNY CPD provides professional development and training opportunities for faculty and staff across SUNY’s 64-campus system. CPD programs and services are targeted toward campus administration and leadership, faculty and instructional support staff, and IT staff. As Director, Kim provides overall leadership for the center, including strategic planning, new program development, campus relationship management, and partnership development with training vendors. Kim has also been active in the implementation of Innovative Instruction initiatives through SUNY’s Strategic Plan, The Power of SUNY.
Prior to SUNY, Kim spent 18 years in a variety of administrative and leadership roles at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including Director of Academic Outreach Programs with overall responsibility for Rensselaer's Summer, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, and Outreach Programs. Her functional areas of responsibility included campus-wide planning, quality assurance, program and curriculum development, new business development, customer relationship management, promotion, recruitment, and the provision of customized services for students, faculty, and corporate customers. Prior to working at Rensselaer, she worked for the New York State Science and Technology Foundation (now NYSTAR) providing oversight for research contracts with universities and scholarship programs for high school students.
Kim has also served as a reviewer for the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education for several Institutional Capability Reviews for distance learning programs. Over the past five years she has participated in an EU-US project to develop international quality standards for continuing education centers. She is also a co-creator of the Bray-Scalzo Partnership Model for creating and sustaining successful partnerships.
Kim serves as Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE-CPD). She is also a member of the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) Council and serves as the Vice President for Products and Services on the IACEE Executive Committee. Additionally, she has served as a member of the National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) Advisory Board and is currently a member of the SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Faculty Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2), and the Advisory Board for the SUNY Information Technology Exchange Center (ITEC).
Articles, Documents and Presentations
Partnerships that Perform: It Takes More Than Good Intentions (Bray/Scalzo 2005)
Effective and sustaining partnerships don’t just happen – they take real work and require deliberate planning and coordination over the lifecycle of the partnership. This article presents a practical model for developing and sustaining partnerships that can serve as a roadmap for organizations to use in strategically integrating partnerships into their organization to achieve maximum return on the investment of their time and effort. Read full article.
A Self-Assessment Model for Quality Management and Organisational Development for Continuing and Professional Education
This publication is Version 2 (October 2011) of the DAETE self-assessment matrix for continuing and professional education. The current set of tools and processes is designed to establish guidelines for a quality management model for CPE and for the accreditation of programmes and other learning services. Read more *.
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