Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- January 20, 2004

Cal State L.A. Dean Selected as President-Elect of Technology Board

California State University, Los Angeles’ Dean of Educational Support Services Ethan Lipton (Venice resident) was recently announced as the new president-elect on the Board of Directors for the International Technology Education Association (ITEA). Lipton will begin his term as president-elect at the ITEA Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM, March 18-20, 2004.

Lipton has been active in ITEA as a nominations committee member, conference presenter, conference delegate, and member of the Technology for All Americans Phase III Standards Project Team. He is the recipient of the 2002 Epsilon Pi Tau Distinguished Service Citation, and is an ITEA Distinguished Technology Educator.

At Cal State L.A., Lipton provides leadership in the implementation of the Office of Educational Support Services in support of academic activities across University units. He leads in faculty development, assessment, and instructional assistance through the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL), and works with the College deans coordinating faculty development and training support for technologically-assisted learning thorough the Faculty Instructional Technology Support Center (FITSC). Additionally, Lipton manages all instructional technology consultants within Academic Affairs, oversees the Open Access Labs, and provides leadership for technology-assisted learning initiatives and technologically-mediated course development. Lipton also serves as the liaison to the Baseline Committee, the Technology Infrastructure Initiative project, and the Executive Secretary of Academic Information Resources Committee.

A professor in the Department of Technology, Lipton has served for the last seven years as the associate dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State L.A. In that role, he was responsible for long and short range planning, the implementation of the College’s goals, objectives, and policies as related to curriculum and academic technology, and provided active leadership in college assessment and accreditation initiatives.

The International Technology Education Association is the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in K-12 schools. Its membership encompasses individuals and institutions throughout the world with the primary membership in North America. The mission of the ITEA is to advance technological capabilities for all people and to nurture and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.

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