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Dr. Leiste joined Metropolitan State University in 2021 as the director of Student-Directed Learning. She holds a BS in education from the University of Minnesota, an MS in adult education from Florida State University, and a PhD with a specialization in instructional design for online learning from Capella University. Her dissertation was on preventing plagiarism in online learning. Her professional background is in prior learning assessment, including student advising, innovative program development, and academic standards.
Leiste, S.M. (2020). Instructional design recommendations for preventing academic dishonesty in online courses: A Delphi study. Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Capella University. (2382683586). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/openview/124630d41788f6c722a953e5ab98eb79/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y.
Leiste, S. M. (2019). Developing an Expanded Credential Credit Opportunity. Round Table at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Conference, Chicago, IL.
Khosravi, K., & Leiste, S. M. (2016). Approaches to Prior Learning Assessment Course Match Assessment Models. Prior Learning Assessment Inside Out, 5, 1-3. https://www.plaio.org/index.php/home/article/view/94/147.
Leiste, S.M., (2014). Utilizing the ARCS Motivational Model to Shape a PLA Program. Presentation at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning, Princeton, NJ.
Leiste, S.M., (2014). So many learners, so little time: Streamlining PLA support with an Online Interactive Seminar. Presentation at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning, Princeton, NJ.
Leiste, S.M., (2013). PLAgiarism: Academic Honesty and PLA. Presentation at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning, Atlantic City, NJ.
Leiste, S. M., & Jensen, K. (2011). Creating a positive prior learning assessment (PLA) experience: A step-by-step look at university PLA. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(1), 61-79. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v12i1.898.
Leiste, S. M., & Jensen, K. (2013). PLA: Not Just for Gen Ed Anymore. Presentation at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Conference, Chicago, IL.