Congratulations to our new STC IDL SIG Secretary, Marcia Shannon!

Dear IDL SIG Members, Congratulations to our new STC IDL SIG Secretary, Marcia Shannon! This was a very close race. 28 IDL SIG members took part in the elections – about 5% of our member base. We thank Sara Buchanan and Henry McCormick for putting their names into consideration; we hope to work with them in other roles within the SIG. We also thank you members for participating in this election. --Jamye Jamye Sagan Surveys & Social Media Manager, IDL SIG SIG Liaison, Community Affairs Committee, STC Member, Community Achievement Award and Pacesetter Award Committees

We had a blast at the #STC16 Summit!

Here are some photos of your IDL SIG at #STC16. Also see the 2016 Business Meeting Presentation.
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IDL SIG at #STC16
IDL SIG at #STC16

2016 Business Meeting Presentation

Did you miss the 2016 Business Meeting at #STC16? Here are our slides from the meeting. Or download the 2016 Business Meeting Presentation PowerPoint.

Preeti Mathur, Viqui Dill Receive STC Distinguished SIG Service Award

We are proud to announce that two of our SIG leaders, Preeti Mathur and Viqui Dill, have received the STC Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA). The DSSA, Distinguished Chapter Service Awards, and Distinguished Community Service for Students Awards are given annually by STC to members who have offered extensive service and exemplary commitment to their communities. Each community nominates one or more of its members for an award. The nominations are submitted to STC and evaluated, and nominee recommendations are presented to the STC board of directors for approval.

Preeti served two years as co-manager of our SIG. She was instrumental in redeveloping the training evaluation program that we offer as a SIG membership benefit, acting as the subject matter expert. She played a key role in getting our IDL web site moved over to the STC host in a time when much of her work and home life were anything but settled.

Preeti's citation reads:

In recognition of your exemplary patience, dedication, and diplomacy in co-managing the SIG, while simultaneously overseeing the training evaluation program, and porting the web site to a new hosting service.

Viqui has been an active volunteer in the IDL SIG throughout her entire membership. She currently serves in two critical roles in the SIG – webmaster and program manager.

As webmaster, Viqui put her considerable web development skills to work to refine our SIG’s design and layout after our migration to the STC host. Viqui serves as our principal site administrator, layout expert, and troubleshooter, helping other volunteers get up and running as site contributors. Thanks to Viqui’s work, we have a technically sound, informative site.

As program manager, Viqui recruits excellent presenters for SIG webinars, and seeks opportunities to offer quality programs in partnership with other STC communities. Recently, Viqui coordinated a program on usability in partnership with the Usability and User Experience SIG. In addition, Viqui manages all of our program registration details.

Viqui's citation reads:

For her superpowers, used in our SIG to lead both Programs and the Web site teams, that she expresses with grace and good humor.

Our deepest thanks to Preeti and Viqui for their service to the IDL SIG -- and heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved DSSA awards!

Last call for nominations for SIG Co-Manager

Please consider letting your name stand for election as an assistant co-manager of the STC Instructional Design and Learning special interest group. Your term as assistant co-manager would begin January 2016, followed by assuming the Co-managerial position in January 2017 and serving until the end of 2018. If you are willing, please send a short biography and a recent headshot for posting on the election survey, before midnight PST on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Voting begins early next week. Thank you. Mellissa Ruryk and Robert Hershenow, Co-managers