Site Mock Visit

Self-Study Site Mock Visit

On Oct 25-26, 2010, in order to assist OTC in preparation for an HLC site visit in 2011, a mock visit team reviewed the college and its self-study report. The team then produced a report (and provided feedback & consultation to OTC's self-study coordinators and many of the college's constituents) as a guide for the HLC visit preparations. Click here to view the full itinerary for the mock site visit. Click here to view the resulting Mock Visit Report.

Sally Winship

Sally Winship

Vice President Emerita of Workforce, Community, and Economic Development - Johnson Community College

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas
M.S., Columbia University in the City of New York
B.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University
A.S., Pensacola State College

Sally Winship, Vice President Emerita of Workforce, Community, and Economic Development at Johnson County Community College, is chairing OTC's HLC mock visit team. An experienced and certified HLC PEAQ team chair, Dr. Winship received the 2003 South Central Regional Leadership Award from the National Council for Continuing Education and Training. Dr. Winship is also the past chair and board member of the Overland Park Economic Development Council, past chair and board member of the Overland Park Convention and Visitor's Bureau, past chair of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges. She also serves on the board of the Kansas City Area Development Council.

Julia Hampton

Julia Hampton

Dean of Student Services - Jefferson College

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University
M.S.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
B.A., Music Education, College of the Ozarks

Julia Hampton, an experienced and trained HLC consultant-evaluator in PEAQ, has worked at Jefferson College for 30 years. She earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University, a M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Southern Illinois University -- Edwardsville, and a B.A. in Music Education from College of the Ozarks. Her positions at Jefferson College have included Director of the Child Development Center, Director of the Teacher Education Program, Chair of the Social Science Division, and Dean of Student Services (her current position). Dr. Hampton has held leadership positions in numerous local, state, and regional groups, including her current position on the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Missouri Homeland Security Advisory Committee.

Leo Hirner

Leo Hirner

District Director of Distance Education - Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City

Ph.D., Information Science and Learning Technology, University of Missouri - Columbia
M.S., Physics, University of Missouri - Kansas City
B.S., Physics, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Mock team member Leo Hirner, also a certified HLC consultant-evaluator in PEAQ, is District Director of Distance Education at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City (MCC), where he has been leading e-learning initiatives since 2000. Before moving into administration, Dr. Hirner was a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Engineering at MCC's Longview Campus, where he helped to pioneer the teaching and development of TV, online, and hybrid courses. In 2008, Dr. Hirner completed a Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technology at the University of Missouri - Columbia, where his dissertation research focused on the quality measures used to assess online programs in community colleges. In Fall 2009, Dr. Hirner graduated from the inaugural class of the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning, sponsored by the Sloan Consortium and Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he serves as the Committee Chair of KC REACH, a distance education consortium in Kansas City, as well as a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Distance Learning Association (MoDLA).