NEWARK, Ohio, August 9, 2017 – The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is being represented on the Ohio College Testing Association's (OCTA) governing board. Testing Center Coordinator Heidi Hartley was elected to serve on the board and her term started July 1, 2017.
"It is a great honor to serve on this board," said Hartley. "I'm excited to learn from this opportunity as well as share my knowledge with other college testing professionals."
OCTA is an organization dedicated to advancing the profession of postsecondary testing and assessment in the state of Ohio by providing professional development opportunities, resources and networking to its members. OCTA strives to enhance relationships between Ohio-based institutional testing centers, exam vendors, other state and national testing associations and higher education officials in Ohio to promote standards of excellence and guidelines for professionalism related to the delivery of test administration services within student and community populations in Ohio.
"With the growth of online classes, testing centers are vital in measuring student learning," said Hartley. "By collaborating with other Ohio colleges, we are better able to keep up with the changes and challenges that come with the rapid growth of technology."
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.