My primary focus is to use my expertise in standing up a new academic department for the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development (CoCEPD) by focusing on the program for non-profit, corporate, and higher education organizations as well as serving transitioning professionals and students, and the existing ODU population. The new academic department will serve as a structure for professional development not only for potential students, existing students, organizational customers, as well as to engage faculty providing training and support, in which faculty can experiment with, develop, ePortfolios that demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities working with CHIP. Additionally, I have identified what services, both for faculty and students, is needed to support the delivery of this curriculum. I work with the Center for Learning and Teaching as it relates to online learning. As the result of this fellowship, the Center for Professional Studies will have a firm process and procedure for developing and mentoring faculty in the development of curriculum responding to the needs of government, business, and industry. In addition, the Center will act as a research and development arm for ODU in the use of competency based learning, to document and reflect upon learning and teaching effectiveness.