Dr.Richard K. Plott Speaker at IN4OBE Summit
Dr. Richard K. Plott earned a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Richard also is certified in Institutional Research from Florida State University and as a Chief Information Officer from Carnegie Melon University. He is currently the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer for Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.
Throughout his career he has and continues to be an advocate for social accountability in transforming lives through learning with a “One College” model where both credit and non-credit instruction ensure a convenient and value-added student experience. Richard believes this combination will anchor our collaborative efforts as we reconstruct higher education in this evolving 21st Century Global Community. Outcomes and their attainment must focus on positive societal impact and less on disruptive change in this fourth industrial revolution. Dr. Plott regularly presents at conferences and symposiums for strategic planning, outcomes attainment, and the positive impact of a value-added postsecondary education. He believes that a personalized and mobile learning environment is key to instilling a lifelong learning mindset for students in our modern society.
Taught public school grades 8-12 for eleven years, including special needs populations for sciences. Developed a Classroom Learning Environment Survey for grades 6-8 for the sciences. Taught graduate courses for Non-Profit Management.
Worked for 16 years in Institutional Research and Effectiveness as a Research Analyst, Director, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and now as a Chief Strategy and Planning Officer.
Specializes in goal attainment and outcomes assessment for the effective evaluation of programs and services for the higher education.
Currently serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and has served as the ALO for other institutions. In the recent seven-year site visit for Lane Community College from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, he helped the college receive six commendations for excellence.
As a leader in decision support based on a culture of evidence, he develops and implements analytics which provide daily refreshed interactive reports and dashboards. These analytic tools keep track for goal attainment and key performance indicators. He also provides environmental scanning to track program demand for future-cast of career and technical programming.