As Vice President of Academic Initiatives and Community Engagement for NJEDge.Net, the New Jersey Research and Education Network, Sheri Prupis’ continuing contribution is providing leadership for fostering a shared vision for the effective use of technology. She is instrumental in developing and implementing strategic plans involving the integration of computing systems, services and resources into educational missions.
Sheri Prupis is responsible for all aspects of academic computing activities and initiatives of the NJEDdge.Net community. She spearheads EDge.Networks and administers their activities. Under her supervision she chairs all NJEDge events such as webinar, training, seminars and most importantly program planning of the three major events for the consortium: Faculty Showcase in the spring, the Luncheon at the shore in the summer and the NJEDge.Net Annual Conference in the fall. In her tenure Sheri has expanded NJEDge’s distinction through interaction with the community and the promotion of the mission in the state and national educational
In addition to thirty years of teaching experience at the higher education level, including nearly half of them using teaching and learning technology tools, Sheri holds an MA in Sociology from New York University and recently completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Educational Technologies focusing on Online Pedagogies from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
She teaches college-level Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Education, Statistics and Research Methods using Learning Management Systems, social media and collaboration tools for all her courses, regardless of their venue. An example of one of her units can be found at: http://introtosociology.weebly.com/unit-3-culture.html.
Speaking engagements, presentations and teaching have always been an important part of her professional work. She has presented papers at conferences such as EDUCAUSE, WCET/WICHE, Internet2, The Quilt, Seminars in Academic Computing and Academic Computing Machinery (ACM) / SIGUCCS (Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services) and is an invited speaker at institutions throughout the northeast.
She enjoys working in education and making contributions that support the educational missions of New Jersey’s learning institutions.