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COE alumna named associate provost of academic programs at UNO

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Alumni,   Kudos,   Schools and Administrators

Caroline Noyes, the assistant director of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Office of Assessment and the interim director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, was recently named the associate provost of academic programs at the University of New Orleans.

In this position, Noyes will oversee all assessment processes at the university and provide College units with high-level administrative oversight and guidance on critical projects, priorities and initiatives on behalf of the Provost's Office.

Before serving in her current position, Noyes taught courses in introductory psychology, educational psychology, child psychology and cognitive psychology as an associate professor of psychology and education at Oglethorpe University. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Lu Thomasson Garratt Annual Award for Meritorious Teaching. In 2005, she became chair of the university's Division of Behavioral Sciences and was named the Manning M. Patillo Jr. Professor of the Liberal Arts.

Noyes moved from Oglethorpe University in 2008 to serve as the assistant director of Georgia Tech's Office of Assessment, where she focused on the assessment of learning in college students. Most recently, she was named interim director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Tech.

Noyes received her doctoral degree in applied cognition and development from the University of Georgia's College of Education in 1995. Her doctoral research focused on the changing mental organization of cognitive and affective words and how it serves as an outgrowth of children's developing theory of mind.

During her doctoral studies, Noyes co-authored five journal articles with Paula Schwanenflugel, her major professor in the Department of Educational Psychology.

"Dr. Noyes was an extremely productive doctoral student and brought strong interpersonal, as well as intellectual skills to her work," said Schwanenflugel. "We are proud of her success."

Noyes' experience in both academic and student affairs provided her with a better understanding of today's university system. In an administrative role, she can focus on broader applications of educational assessment and evaluation, academic assessment of student learning and program evaluation.

Noyes received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., in 1986 and her master's degree in student personnel in higher education from UGA in 1991.

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