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ELITE provides faculty and staff with the support they need to further the mission of student success. Our workshops prepare our faculty to teach their classes both on-campus and online with the pedagogical and technological tools and knowledge. We offer a variety of workshops during the fiscal year for our staff to enhance their personal and professional development. In addition, ELITE offers several different learning pathway certificates for all employees from leadership and career development to communication and interpersonal skills.

Meet the Vice President of ELITE

ELITE Vice President Doctor Michael Mills

Dr. Michael Mills is the Vice President of the Office of E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) at Montgomery College. He has been with Montgomery College since 2009. Dr. Mills oversees faculty and staff professional development as well as the distance education program and libraries. His focus is providing faculty and staff with the professional development necessary to positively impact student success, and on using open educational resources to reduce the cost of education for students.

Prior to joining Montgomery College, Dr. Michael Mills had 18 years of experience at the Delaware Technical and Community College. He served as DTCC’s Director of Distance Learning beginning in 2001. Before that, Dr. Mills was a full-time Education Technology faculty member and the Communications Department Chair. He began teaching online in 1998.

Dr. Mills holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Adult Education from the University of Delaware. He also has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

He's currently a member of the Maryland Online Board of Directors and Executive Council of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources.  Dr. Mills is a former member of the Quality Matters Board of Directors,

Mission Statement

ELITE team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.