• Bachelor of Applied Arts, Integrative Public Relations, Central Michigan University
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Jen Vetter

Design Management Lead

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“I came to the Center for Academic Innovation in the beginning of 2017, looking for a new challenge after 10 years in the custom training & development space. Today, I work closely with other teams on a daily basis to create, plan, design, problem-solve, and implement online learning initiatives, and my love of learning and for people has made Academic Innovation the ideal environment for me. My favorite aspects of life at Academic Innovation include hearing learner stories of success and transformation, and meeting diverse groups and individuals across the U-M campus and community. (As well as launching projects on time, in scope, and with a bit of happiness all around!)”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

Jen facilitates the Academic Innovation team’s work with other units and external stakeholders in and around the University. Her role also prioritizes implementing the vision and strategy for our online learning portfolio into our current design and development cycles. As a Design Manager, she works directly with faculty, staff, and stakeholders to bring online learning initiatives from a successful start to a timely and scoped launch.

Previously, Jen served as the senior instructional project manager at TorranceLearning, leading project management, resource scheduling, and instructional design for the company’s largest engagements in corporate, non-profit, and higher education environments. Her background includes a broad range of experiences in e-learning, media development, instructor-led training and LMS administration. She also has over 15 years’ experience in event planning and administration.

Ask me to learn about:

By Day:

    • Project management
    • Group & team dynamics
    • Workshop and event planning
    • Action-based learning

By Night:

    • Celtic & Irish fiddling
    • High school hockey event administration
    • Historical fiction
    • The Great British Baking Show
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