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Sandy Womack, Ed.D., is a ...
Sandy Womack, Ed.D., is a woman on a mission.
To help organizations tackle the last bastion of unmeasured spending - the tuition assistance program.
Organizations spend twenty billion dollars annually on employee education but most haven't changed their approach to learning in the last decade, laments Dr. Womack
The recession, she
adds, has made CEOs and CFOs step back and take a hard look at their tuition assistance programs.
Such introspection is important.
After all, done right, says Dr. Womack
, tuition assistance benefits both employer and employee.
A veteran of higher education, she's
spent more than two decades helping adult professionals select college programs, and knows well the challenges of such undertakings.
Today, she is Director of Adult Education Counseling for EdAssist™, a Bright Horizons® solution at work, which offers a comprehensive managed education program that enables organizations to take a more strategic approach to tuition management.
Six out of ten companies already have a learning program in place, says Dr. Womack
, but many operate inefficiently.
The job of EdAssist
adds, is to look at such tuition assistance as a strategic investment rather than simply a benefit - or worse yet, a cost.
"By maximizing your tuition investment," she
says, "an effective tuition-management program like EdAssist
will not only save you money, it will actually pay for itself."
advises organizations to measure and track how educational assistance impacts graduation rates, career progression, retention, and recruitment.
Organizations that have adapted have seen the payoffs firsthand.
believes that HR professionals need to move tuition assistance to the top of their agenda.
In today's economy, she
says, companies are challenged to do more with less.
A well-managed tuition assistance program can become a key component of an organization's employee development strategy bringing maximum impact to the organization and its employees.
"A few strategic adjustments" she
says, "can elevate the entire value of the program."
EduPoint - EduPoint.com Acquires Counseling Services
Dr. Sandy Womack , founder of EduPlan , has joined EduPoint.com as the director of EduPlan Counseling Services.
The synergies between EduPoint.com and EduPlan Counseling Services make this union a dynamic fit , said Dr. Womack
.Both companies are united in helping corporations and their employees make the most informed and cost-effective decisions when purchasing continuing education..
is the marketplace for continuing education , providing Internet based products and services that re-define the way consumers , employers and learning providers access , evaluate and purchase continuing education.The largest online source for continuous learning , EduPoint.com offers 1.5 million educational opportunities through over 3 , 000 learning providers , nationwide.Through EduPoint.com
, users conduct targeted searches , register for courses online and have immediate access academic advisors and counselors.
Dr. Sandy Womack
Director, Adult Education Counseling
has over 25 years experience working with adult students.
She has worked as an academic advisor, college counselor, university instructor and was Chair of the Board of Directors of a regionally-accredited online university.
Sandy was the owner and Director of her own educational consulting business for 21 years, helping working professionals select college programs, focused on their goals, background and skills.
has served on many education panels and committees, led as a keynote speaker, and published dozens of articles about working professionals returning to college.
She holds the Ed.D. from Southern Illinois University.
Enter Sandy Womack, Ed.D., ...
Enter Sandy Womack, Ed.D., director of Adult Education for EdAssist™, CHOP's new tuition program administrator.
Her job is to guide employees through the maze of options and present choices that will allow them to earn the degree they want in the least amount of time and for the best value.
let me set the parameters," Dunn says.
Womack also counseled Karen Smoots, R.N., who's been at CHOP for 16 years and started working on her B.S.N. a year ago at Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey.
Womack reviewed Smoots' transcripts, discussed her goals and researched alternatives.
But just as important, Womack
helped Smoots readjust her
expectations and understand that with online learning for adults, the professor "is more of a mentor, not a teacher."
was very positive, very patient and very knowledgeable.
by Sandra Womack, Special to ...
by Sandra Womack, Special to EdAssist