Education 05.05.15 Minutes

Attending:

Valerie Prater, Anthony Marino, Michael Hites, Mike Kamowski, Rob Dixon, Francis Schlemmer, Dave Taeyaerts, Annie Armstrong, Saul Weiner, Eric Gobel, Gayla Stoner, Tom Okon, Abbas Hyderi, Michael Scott, Elizabeth Romero, Nathan Phillips

  • Opening Remarks
    • Introductions
      • Group will be going over subcommittee reports
      • Introduction of Gayla Stoner as new director for School of Continuing Studies
  • Basic Principles
    • Project Charter
      • Discussion of project charter
      • Discussion of handoff from ITGC Education committee to the Center for Excellence in Contemporary Teaching & Learning
      • Committee will have to determine how to proceed over the summer
    • Exemplar Website
      • Discussion of University of Michigan’s website on the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, which resembles what UIC’s site would look like
  • Personal Computing Devices
    • Mobile Learning Initiative
      • Goal is to leverage mobile devices that students use every day
      • Pilot grant program is supposed to encourage faculty to implement and asses a mobile learning initiative
      • Waiting on approval of dollar amount from Provost’s office
    • Web-based Student Response System
      • Investigating alternatives to physical student response systems
      • Evaluated products – “Poll Everywhere” and “Lecture Tools”
    • Motion to conduct a comparison study of the two technologies was approved
  • DARS
    • Overview
      • Discussion of including graduate programs
      • CollegeSource not providing needed support, a switch is needed
      • Would require a lot of change to implement
      • Discussion of Banner system, DegreeWorks and federal funding
  • Instructional Technology
    • Overview
      • Brief overview on the goal to create online forms for receiving proposals for new technologies, and a process to review/select them as new projects
    • ITGC Data Governance Proposal
      • Suggested to include presentations, images, and video data
      • Suggestion of considering intellectual property as related to data
    • Bylaws Review
      • Review of proposed changes
      • Suggestion that some colleges be moved around
      • Motion to change new membership structure in bylaws was approved
    • Learning Management System
      • Looked at Educause article about selecting a Learning Management System
      • Goal is to make a plan to evaluate Blackboard and look at alternatives
      • Blackboard is presenting the board with new features and a roadmap