DETC 85th Annual Conference
April 3-5, 2011
The Williamsburg Lodge * Williamsburg, VA
Title IV Institutions Idea Swap
Dr. Cindy Mathena, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Ms. Rhonda James, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Monday, April 4th *
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. * Colony Rooms D&E
**Please Note: This session will only be offered ONCE, from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.**
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Insititutions participating in Title IV Federal Financial aid face a unique set of challenges. This session will provide an open, casual environment in which to meet up with colleauges from other institutions participating in Title IV aid and share ideas, tools and approaches to working with the complex rules and regulations involving Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
- COD – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (pdf)
- Composite Score Standard – For Profit Calculator (ED) (Excel)
- Composite Score Standard – Not-for-Profit Calculator (ED) (Excel)
- Federal Student Aid Handbook – 2009-10 (pdf)
- ISIR Analysis Tool User Guide – 2009-10 (pdf)
- NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide – 10-2009 (pdf)
- The Blue Book – 2005 (ZIP)
Dr. Cindy Mathena has been teaching at the University of St. Augustine since January of 1998. She attended the Medical University of South Carolina and received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She received her M.S. in Health Administration from Old Dominion University and her PhD is in Educational Technology with an emphasis in online learning experiences though Walden University. Her dissertation was titled: "Effectiveness of Online Education for Physical and Occupational Therapy Curricula".
Dr. Mathena is the Dean of Post Professional Studies. She serves as faculty in both entry-level and post-professional programs. Dr. Mathena not only provides patient care in the clinic, but participates in community-based practices as well. These include ergonomic and work-site analysis as well as in-home environmental assessments.
Dr. Mathena oversees the Instructional Technology Department and enjoys the growth and use of technology in education she has witnessed in her 12 years with the university. She serves on the Distance Education and Training Councils site accreditation team and is actively involved in that organization.
In her spare time she is a mother, scuba diver and guitar player.
Ms. Rhonda James possesses more than seventeen years of management experience emphasizing finance and operations. She served as the University of St. Augustine’s Vice President of Finance & Operations for more than 12 years, and recently re-joined USA first as the Controller, and now as Director of Financial Aid, to assist with the implementation of FSA division. Ms. James received her A.S. in Architectural Engineering from Florida Junior College at Jacksonville and a BA and MBA at Webster University, with an emphasis in Finance.
She participates in various continuing education opportunities in finance, operations and financial aid. She is active in her community, St Johns Council on Aging and recent Past President of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine. Other past community and colleague activities include membership in the Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 and the Commission for Independent Education of Colleges & Universities (formerly State Board of Independent Colleges & Universities, SBICU). Ms. James had also served as the Chairperson for the SBICU’s Budget Committee and as a member of its Legislative Committee.
She continues into her 10th year of serving as a Business Standards site evaluator and has been a Title IV Site Evaluator for the past 2 years for the Distance Education and Training Council.
In her spare time she likes to hike, bike and create landscape & herb gardens.