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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.

  1. Danny Scruggs, Cleveland Community College, motioned and was seconded by Glen Davis, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to establish the Computer Instruction Association.
  2. Barbara Smith, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, motioned and was seconded by Frances Haney, Isothermal Community College to elect the Leadership Team (listed below)

Carol Jones, President Isothermal Community College Kenneth Wallace, 1st Vice President Craven Community College David Harris, 2nd Vice President Carteret Community College Chris Koon, Secretary Isothermal Community College Danny Scruggs, Treasurer Cleveland Community College Robert Hudson, Curriculum Project Leader Craven Community College Sandy Hagman, Internet Project Leader Forsyth Technical Community College Ed Thomas, Multimedia Project Leader Stanly Community College Dianne Boseman, Networking Project Leader Nash Community College

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 She discussed areas of interest including the proliferation of new computer curricula, the outdated standards for MST and BCP, and the affiliation of the Computer Instruction Association (CIA) and the Association of Business Chairs and Department Heads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.”




Published/Edited on October 29th, 2022