The eCampus Center has announced that Amy Vecchione will be the new assistant director of eCampus research and innovation.
Vecchione is a proponent of online education and evidence-based practices and is deeply passionate about student equity, access and success. She will use her passion, prior experience and expertise to lead the eCampus Center team through research and innovation for student success. Vecchione joined Boise State in 2009.
In her recent role as the emerging technology and experiential unit head in Albertsons Library, Vecchione created Boise State’s MakerLab. During her time with the library, she has led her team to grow the MakerLab into a university-wide initiative that has made an institutional, local and global impact.
Vecchione has made continual improvement for student success a priority in her professional career. Her work in emerging technologies has utilized assessment methods like user experience, design thinking, and other formal research methods — all with the online student experience as the focal point.
“I am passionate about designing systems that remove barriers for our students,” Vecchione said. “I believe that online learning and innovations can help support all of our students to succeed. How might we innovate with technology and other creative solutions to support students where they are?”