College of DuPage names Lisa Stock as new Assistant Provost for Instruction
Lisa Stock, Ph.D., brings vast academic and institutional knowledge to her new role as Assistant Provost for Instruction at College of DuPage.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to work more closely with faculty and programs as well as look at student success from different angles," she said. "I can build upon my experience and provide students with new opportunities to excel in their studies at COD."
Stock holds a bachelor's degree in Child Development from Iowa State University, a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University. She initially worked at COD for six years as Dean of Learning Resources before leaving to become Dean of Academic Affairs at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa.
She returned to COD in 2018 as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, working with the Honors program and the Learning Commons as well as on a variety of assessment activities, providing oversight for the college's Perkins Grant, and supporting academic partnerships and the Pathways initiative for students.
College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo said Stock's ability to draw on her extensive experience with the college helps her make informed decisions about instruction.
"Lisa's first-hand knowledge of the college and its operations gives her tremendous insight when working with faculty and staff. As a result, she can strategically plan to best help students achieve their goals," he said.
As Assistant Provost for Instruction, Stock works closely with the academic deans and faculty and addresses such areas as course modalities and instructional support. She is a member of the Equity and Access Team and co-chair of the ILEA (Illinois Equity in Attainment) Team at COD.
"I want to bring equity even further into the curriculum and into the classroom," she said. "It is imperative that our students fully understand what equity means and the positive benefits of learning in an environment where equity is respected and supported."
She also wants to use the post-pandemic period as a time to assess the impact of COVID-19 on curriculum and determine how to best use this experience moving forward.
"As we come out of the pandemic, I want to be more strategic," she said. "I am reading a book that looks at the pandemic as an accelerant to changes that were being discussed but not yet implemented. Things people thought couldn't be done are things we are now doing. While we need to get back to being in a room together, we also need to be flexible and responsive in a way that best meets student needs. It is a discussion that will include stakeholders from all areas of the college."
As she addresses the many aspects of instruction, Stock knows her top priority is helping students achieve their goals.
"College of DuPage is one of the country's premier community colleges, and it is an honor to be here and help students pursue their dreams," she said.
Learn more about programs of study at www.cod.edu/academics/programs/index.aspx.