Education 03.03.15 Minutes

Attending:

Heather O’Leary, Cheryl McKearin, Eddie Campbell, Dave Taeyaerts, Anthony Marino, Annie Armstrong, Michael Scott, Saul Weiner, Mike Kamowski, Jack Fisher, Valerie Prater, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Babette Neuberger, Eric Gobel, Francis Schlemmer, Janette Maldonado, Mike Lund, Nathan Phillips, Michael Hites, Josh Naylor

  • Learning Management System
    • Update
      • A new course archiving plan was approved
      • Automatic course creations are changing
      • Voted on a third party tool, “Respondus,” will continue investigating
      • Board is also considering an alternate system, no details yet
      • Suggestion to communicate with faculty on archiving policy
  • College of Medicine iPad Contact
    • Update
      • Legal issues with negotiating a legal contract with Apple
      • Apple will not change contract terms on a contract for no dollars
  • Subcommittee Updates
    • Personal Computing Device
      • Update on web-based Student Response System
      • Explore use cases from faculty before choosing a solution
      • Information Technology Lab developed survey to committee/individuals in units to get feedback from faculty on likes, dislikes, and needs
      • Update on Mobile Learning Initiative
      • Currently working on Request For Proposal
    • Instructional Technology Support and Services
      • Working on a process and form for vetting requests from stakeholders for new proposals
      • Next step is to mock up a web form and beta test it
      • Recurrent discussion on how detailed to make the system for end users
      • Representative from Iowa State University will present later on “Techstarter,” a similar process for campus based off of crowdsourcing models
    • Basic Principles for Teaching with Technology
      • Subcommittee still fleshing out structure of website
      • Discussion on goals of the site and wiki
  • Updates
    • Teaching and Learning Center
      • Provost has approved a plan to install this through Faculty Affairs
      • A campus announcement will be made soon
    • Subcommittee Breakout
      • Group broke into subcommittees for remainder of the meeting