Lesa Moyer Named Global Campus Employee of the Quarter

Lesa Moyer (center) receives the Global Campus employee of the quarter award from Cheryl Murphy (left), vice provost for distance education, and Jamie Loftin, assistant vice provost for distance education administration.
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Lesa Moyer (center) receives the Global Campus employee of the quarter award from Cheryl Murphy (left), vice provost for distance education, and Jamie Loftin, assistant vice provost for distance education administration.

Lesa Moyer has been named employee of the first quarter by the University of Arkansas Global Campus.

Moyer, an academic records analyst for the Office of Credit Studies, was nominated for her outstanding ability to communicate with departments across campus, smoothing the way for credit online course offerings at the U of A. She was also recognized for her ability to identify and solve potential problems.

Moyer schedules online classes for various academic departments. She also serves as records manager for the Self-Paced Online Program, assisting students, processing their applications and supporting them with timely reminders as they work their way through course materials.

"I wear two hats," Moyer said. "One is scheduling online classes, after I check with departments to see what courses they want to offer and with our Instructional Design team to be sure those classes are ready. For the other, I help students who are seeking self-paced online courses, everything from enrollment through course completion. I do my best to encourage students to complete their classes."

Moyer assists U of A academic departments in scheduling online class sections to make them available for student enrollment through UAConnect. Moyer's attention to detail and positive interactions strengthen ties between Global Campus and the academic units.

"Through this work, she has developed great working relationships with colleagues in many campus offices," Nancy Arnold, director of credit studies, said.

The coworkers who nominated Moyer praised her commitment to both the Global Campus and the university.

"Lesa's dedication is reflected in her work ethic and attention to detail," her colleagues said. "She communicates with most departments across campus, always with professionalism and courtesy. Lesa does her research and makes sure the courses she schedules are approved for online delivery. Her ability to see the 'big picture' allows her to anticipate and identify potential issues and come up with solutions. She handles situations diplomatically and efficiently."

Cheryl Murphy, vice provost for distance education, recognized Moyer as the employee of the quarter at an October staff meeting.

"We appreciate Lesa's outstanding service to faculty and students," Murphy said. "Her work and the manner in which she does it truly demonstrate the Global Campus' commitment to supporting the university's academic goals and priorities."

The Credit Studies team works with U of A faculty, instructors and instructional designers to administer self-paced online courses, schedule online classes, and perform administrative tasks for two academic consortia. The unit includes a director, an office manager, an academic records analyst, an academic records specialist, and an academic records assistant.

"We have a wonderful team," Moyer said. "I wouldn't be able to do my job without them."

Moyer began her career at the Global Campus in 2009. After serving in administrative roles with human resources and professional development, she moved into her student-centered position as an academic records analyst for the Credit Studies unit in 2013. This is Moyer's second time to receive this award, the first being in October 2016.

The Global Campus awards the employee of the year to recognize outstanding achievements and accomplishments that relate to the unit's goals and the U of A mission. The award recipient receives a commemorative certificate and a monetary award.

The Global Campus supports U of A academic colleges and schools in the development and delivery of online degree programs and courses, self-paced online courses, and workforce development programs. This unit provides instructional design services, learning technology support, media production services, and assistance with financial administration, recruitment and marketing.

The Global Campus also supports the W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying in online degree programs.

Contacts

Kay Murphy, director of communications
Global Campus
479-575-6489, ksmurphy@uark.edu

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