Global Educational Consulting: One Step Toward Academic Excellence

Attention colleges, universities, P-12 schools, education agencies, and non-profit organizations: Wanting to expand and aren’t sure how to build a program of excellence? Have a complex problem that you aren’t sure how to solve? No room in the budget to hire on a permanent basis? Consider someone who is a highly experienced, confidential problem solver. Consider an educational consultant.

Dr. Roberta Ross-Fisher is a national leader in educator preparation, competency-based education, distance learning, accreditation and quality assurance. Roberta taught for 16 years at the P-12 level before becoming a higher education professor, student teacher supervisor, director of teacher education, dean, manager of compliance & accreditation, and academic vice president.

Her work has resulted in numerous state program approvals; approval as an alternative route to licensure provider; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) reaffirmation; national program rankings from the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ); and national recognition for all eligible educator licensure programs by their respective Specialized Professional Associations (SPA). She also is an experienced site team reviewer and team lead for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

An articulate presenter and author of numerous scholarly works, Roberta has received many professional accolades during her career including five Who’s Who in Teaching awards; Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; Parkway Baptist Distinguished Professor of the Year Award; six High Performance Faculty Recognition awards; two Provost Top Performer Awards; Compliance and Accreditation Departmental Award; and two Excellence in University Service Awards. Dr. Ross-Fisher has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Reading Education, and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction.

Services Offered:

Global Educational Consulting, LLC currently supports clients in areas such as:

  • Competency-based education (Designing programs that require learners to demonstrate what they know and are able to do)
  • Educator preparation (innovative programming, clinical partnerships, positive impact, continuous program improvements, data-driven decision making, etc.)
  • Distance learning (Faculty training, instructional design)
  • Increased retention & graduation rates (Supporting student success through targeted mentoring)
  • Accreditation (self-study reports, site visit preparation)
  • Standards-based program development (State, national, & subject-specific standards)
  • Gap analysis and quality assurance (Identifying program & institutional strengths & weaknesses; building strategic goals & program evaluation based on measurable outcomes)
  • Have another need? Let’s talk about it!


Choose from a Variety of Options:

  • Short term projects (1-4 weeks)
    • Focuses on one project/topic/problem/issue
    • Some examples:
      • Set up a data review model
      • Develop the framework for a new program
      • Data gathering (surveys, focus group interviews, etc.)
      • Guide the development of a self-study report addendum
      • Map out a framework for implementing the competency-based educational model into one or more programs
    • Long term projects (1-12 months)
      • Focuses on one or more projects/topics/problems/issues
      • Some examples:
        • Create a standards-based program or modules for micro-credentials
        • Implement a data-review cadence; interpret results; recommend data-driven improvements
        • Evaluate the quality of online course offerings
        • Phase-in competency-based educational model in one or more programs
        • Prepare for accreditation site visits (logistics, communication protocol, interview prep, etc.)
        • Provide faculty training
      • Monthly retainer (12-month minimum)
        • Focuses on one or a variety of projects/topics/problems/issues
        • Some examples:
          • Provide feedback/guidance/recommendations for improving existing programs
          • Recommend new programs to align with strategic goals
          • Review & offer feedback to documents or proposals
          • Make recommendations on issues such as student support models
          • Review & provide guidance leading to quality online courses & instruction

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