Education 11.05.13 Minutes

Attending:

Saul Weiner, Valerie Prater, Sandy De Groote, Michael Scott, Dave Taeyaerts, Michael Prais, Anthony Marino, Babette Neuberger, Josh Naylor, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Ernesto Reyna, Heather O’Leary, Annie Armstrong, Simon Auster

  • Discussion of Subcommittee Charges
    • ITGC Process
      • Discussion of the new process documents
      • Discussion of process timeline
    • Subcommittee on Personal Computing Devices
      • Discussion of how UIC can support the new devices students have
      • Best practices are being looked at with the goal to increase learning outcomes
      • How best to support equipment, security, and infrastructure must be analyzed
      • Recommended to work with InfraSec on this
      • Subcommittee logistics were discussed
    • Subcommittee for Basic Principles for Teaching with Technology
      • Consideration of faculty looking for other UIC-supported teaching tools
      • How to train faculty to use existing/available tools should be focused on
      • Discussion of basic principles that faculty should have
      • How to make faculty aware of the available technology was discussed
      • Possibility of a menu/website that lists available technology tools was discussed
    • Subcommittee for Instructional Technology Services and Support
      • Discussion of changing the way the Instructional Technology Lab works
      • Increase adoption of tech & services that work towards measurable outcomes
      • Subcmte would look at new tools on the rising edge to see what can be of use
      • Discussed framework on how to evaluate these tools, with a focus on learning
      • Discussed concept of a highly trafficked website that would interact with all of the information considered in these three subcommittees
    • Process to Create Subcommittees
      • Membership and setup discussed for subcommittees
      • Discussion of need for diversity and knowledge in subcommittees
      • Discussion of date that subcommittees must provide recommendations by
      • Logistics of subcommittee mechanics discussed
      • Subcommittee chairs were selected
  • Old Business
    • Discussion of LMS Governance Board attendance
    • A formal written request is being drawn up to the Provost on status of the teaching and learning center
    • Approved Motion: Motion to request that the IT Governance Council draw up and submit a formal written request to the Provost on status of the teaching and learning center was approved