About the NCCIA
The initial organizational meeting of the Computer Instruction Association was held on Friday, April, 22, 1994, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Burlington, North Carolina. Carol Jones, Isothermal Community College, presided over the first business session where two important details were unanimously approved.
Carol Jones, President
At the conclusion of the business session, Sharon Morrissey, Department of Community Colleges, was guest speaker. She discussed areas of interest including the proliferation of new computer curricula, the outdated standards for MST and BCP, and the affiliation of the Computer Instruction Association (CIA) and the Association of Business Chairs and Department Heads (NCCCABCDH)
The first Instructors Conference was held in Greensboro, NC, on October 18, 1994. Gary Shelly, a computer textbook author for Boyd & Fraser, spoke on “How Education can keep up with Technology.” This topic was especially relevant to our organization, because of our need to survive in “the shifting sands of computer technology.”