Tina Rettler-Pagel serves as a Faculty member and Director of Online Learning/Chief Online Learning Officer at Madison College, in Madison, Wisconsin. Tina also serves as one of the college’s Quality Matters (QM) Coordinators, as QM Master Reviewer, and QM online facilitator. Tina holds a B.S in Education with an emphasis on Emotional Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently working on a Student Affairs Administration Doctorate through the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Additionally, Tina has completed an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Teaching Certificate, as well as OLC’s Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) in 2017.
Her research interests include factors that influence retention and persistence in the online classroom, impostor syndrome, women in higher education leadership and governance, digital equity, and community college approaches to teaching and learning.
When consulting with faculty, and in her own teaching and learning practice, Tina shares three important lessons: each person brings something important to the table, engagement matters, and never underestimate the power of kindness and being inclusive. Tina’s hashtags? #Mom #CommunityCollegeProud #OnWisconsin #A11yAdvocate #DoctoralCandidate #Includer #Kindness #Connector #OnlineLearning #TechNerd #Resilience #StrongGirlsStrongWomen #Hockey #Fishing #ImpostorSyndromeFighter #AnythingSummer #JamMaker #ComeAsYouAre #TinaSwag #StartWhereYouAre