Education 11.04.14 Minutes

Attending:

Saul Weiner, Annie Armstrong, Elizabeth Romero, Abbas Hyderi, Ernesto Reyna, Janette Maldonado, Valerie Prater, Josh Naylor, Jack Fischer, Dave Taeyaerts, Michael Prais, Michael Scott, Lindsey Stolley, Heather O’Leary, Al Schorsch

  • Opening Remarks
    • Review
      • Last meeting, committee reviewed proposals and approved three out of four
      • Proposals were previewed at last Council meeting
      • Final versions needed by November 14th
      • Committee agreed to have the Learning Management System (LMS) group update this as a standing agenda item
  • Basic Principles
    • Update
      • Major change was to reframe the proposal to be focused on building a website rather than listing basic principles
      • Review of all changes to the proposal
      • Discussion of how to modify and create the website
      • Committee reviewed charge and proposal
    • “Tech Starter”
      • Discussion of process like “Kickstarter” viewed at a conference at Indiana University called “Tech Starter,” where people all across campus can submit new ideas for technologies
  • Personal Computing
    • Student Response System (SRS) Pilot
      • Outline of steps and discussion of possible timeline
    • Mobile Learning
      • Working on securing funding
      • Next will be drafting a Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Old Business
    • ITGC Awareness
      • Discussion on raising awareness of ITGC and encouraging faculty to investigate
      • Education committee is hopeful on creating a teaching and learning center
    • LMS/Blackboard
      • LMS Governance Board had its first meeting, will continue to meet every month
      • Working on Blackboard update
      • Review of LMS Governance Board charge on ITGC website
      • Discussion of membership, attendance, and lack of faculty participation
    • Closing Notes
      • Brief mention of new agenda items for December meeting
      • Suggestion that student evaluations of instructors is ineffective, should be customized for each college