Education 09.03.13 Minutes

Attending:

Saul Weiner, Heather O’Leary, Michael Hites, Josh Naylor, Ernesto Reyna, Diana Wilkie, Michael Prais, Dave Taeyaerts, Anthony Marino, Babette Neuberger, Annie Armstrong, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom

  • ITGC and Role of Committees
    • Discussion on the current state of IT governance
      • Analyzed the structure of ITGC
      • Discussed process of sending recommendations to Council
  • Purview of the Education Committee
    • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
      • Campus has no firm stance yet on the issue
      • Technicalities involved were analyzed
      • Committee can only solve instructional design questions, not set policy
      • Reps from each college will meet and determine how to approach MOOCs
    • Putting Courses Online
      • Looked at the Urbana process for putting courses online for current students
      • UIC is discussing with Urbana advisors, etc. to possibly move in that direction
    • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Consortium
      • Developing standards for online resource system for personalized learning
      • System could potentially analyze what students know and do not know
      • This data could be sent to faculty to adjust courses to fit student needs
    • Teaching and Learning Center
      • Initiative is sitting with faculty affairs
      • There are many logistical questions to its implementation
      • Discussion of whether or not to hire a director for the center
      • Possibility discussed of sending a memo to the Council for an update
  • New Business
    • LMS/Blackboard
      • Discussed possibility of needing another Learning Management System
      • Problems with Blackboard need to be addressed by the LMS Governance Board
      • Potential issues of implementing a second LMS were discussed
    • eText
      • Discussion on possible strategic direction for eTexts
    • Standard Technology in Every Classroom
      • Developed a standard set of technology for all common classrooms
      • Currently in draft form
      • Discussion of recommendations for technology needed for specific goals
    • Clickers
      • Discussion of clicker logistics
    • Analytics
      • Discussion of potentially implementing Blackboard Analytics
      • This could add to the student success initiative
    • Next Steps
      • Discussion of process for determining how to approach agenda and decisions