Advisory Board


Chair for NAU Online and Innovative Educational Initiatives, Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Corrine McCawley (formerly Gordon) is the Assistant Vice Provost for Northern Arizona University Online and a Teaching Professor. In this role, she has overseen the academic operations for NAU’s Personalized Learning program, a competency-based suite of undergraduate and graduate programs. She was part of the curriculum design and faculty team who launched the CBE division. She designed the Liberal Arts major, the General Education curriculum, and the English coursework. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, specializing in English Education and a masters in Theatre, both from Arizona State University. She has a bachelor’s in Secondary English Education from Indiana University. She has taught students in kindergarten through graduate school, in subjects including English, theatre, storytelling, literature, composition, communications, and the digital humanities. Her areas of expertise are competency-based education, online learning, digital storytelling, and engaging learners through innovative teaching techniques.


Product Strategy Director, Workday.


Joellen has worked in higher education serving adult students since 1988. She focuses on the strategic future of credentialing and 21st Century student records, supporting student learning via projects that empower students with metacognitive agency to articulate what they know and can do throughout their educational journey.

UMUC developed a new competency based extended transcript while working on a new comprehensive student record model as part of the Lumina Grant through AACRAO and NASPA in 2016. Ms. Shendy is a member of both the Advisory Board of Credential Engine, a new national registry for credentials and the Competency Based Education Network (C-BEN) and a frequent speaker at higher education conferences including AACRAO, UPCEA, WCET, and Learning Impact Leadership Institute.


Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research and Planning, Brandman University.

Hadassah Yang is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research and Planning at Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System. She is responsible for the research, analysis, and reporting of data that supports Brandman University in its strategic decision-making. In particular, she has been involved with the initial planning and implementation of Brandman’s competency-based education (CBE) initiative and continues to oversee the market research for new CBE programming and curriculum development. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).