Education 02.02.16 Minutes

Attending:

Jon Art, Valerie Prater, Michael Scott, Dave Taeyaerts, Marieke Schoen, Elizabeth Romero, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Tim Sullivan, Mike Kamowski, Michael Hites, Anthony Marino, Saul Weiner, John Fyfe, Eric Gobel, Nathan Phillips, Alana Steffen, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittees
    • LMS Board – Report on LMS Evaluation
      • The chair of the LMS Governance Board broke the committee into three groups
      • One looked at current use, gathered statistics, and what features are being used
      • Another group looked at other options with and without Blackboard
      • The last looked at how other institutions have gone about changing from one LMS to another
      • All of these subcommittees reported back to the board
      • A survey will go out to all of the Blackboard course instructors
      • Some discussion has been had of concerns about implementing change
      • After the survey, the board will hold focus groups to get greater detail
      • Questions for the survey were gone over as well as hopes for results
      • Discussion on how existing data might be used in getting feedback as well as on the actual questions
      • Board elected to hold an assessment before considering a new LMS
      • Process of archiving Blackboard courses has begun
    • Basic Principles
      • An update was shared which outlined the plan to delegate tasks related to the TLC website
    • Personal Computing Devices
      • The outcomes section of the proposal was gone over
      • A pilot involving students and faculty was run and followed by a survey
      • The survey provided some data and the overall response to the SRS was positive
      • Suggested that the subcommittee create a recommendation to send to the TLC
    • Standing Reports
      • TLC
        • The TLC granted 41 grants to faculty and are putting on workshops
        • The ITL is supporting courses for the TLC
      • Elevator Speech
        • Draft
          • A new draft of the elevator speech was presented
          • The committee provided feedback for editing the draft which will be reviewed