Education 01.08.13 Minutes

Attending:

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Saul Weiner, Anne Armstrong, Corrine Calice, Sandra De Groote, Michael Hites, Anthony Marino, Michael Prais, Valerie Prater, Susanne Rott, Francis Schlemmer, Michael Scott, Dave Taeyaerts, Daria Tsoupikova, Dolly Weber, Diana Wilkie, Mat Willis, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittee Updates
    • CCTL Services
      • Consideration of the larger components of a teaching and learning center
      • Discussion of the aspects that a teaching and learning center should have
      • Consideration of developing a teaching mission to meet the needs of students
    • CCTL Organization
      • Looked at how the teaching and learning center would relate to existing units
      • Introduced a matrix used for compiling data about related units
      • Discussion of interviewing units and adding data to matrix
      • Data must be assembled for presentation to Academic Affairs by February
  • eLearning Conference
    • The date has been set for October 9th, 2013 at the UIC Forum
      • Provost would like to tie this in with other initiatives that seek to better retention and student performance
      • Discussion of themes and possible speakers
  • Faculty Involvement
    • Discussion of sessions in which various faculty members of UIC meet to discuss advancements in active classrooms
      • Discussion of what can be done to foster this ‘grassroots’ type of activity
    • Points of Conversation
      • Members expressed that they would like this committee to act as a forum for the campus in which issues could be discussed in IT, education, and instruction
      • Questions raised if more media-focused instruction should be demonstrated
      • Talk of developing a communication plan that takes existing, related work, and connects it with the work that’s being done by the Education Committee
  • LMS Governance Board
    • Blackboard was successfully migrated and upgraded
    • Possibilities of training/information sessions about new version of Blackboard
  • Priorities
    • Discussion of upcoming bylaws
    • Consideration of new process/action plan for committee
    • Discussion of committee budget