Education 03.01.16 Minutes

Attending:

Valerie Prater, Anthony Marino, Alana Steffen, Tim Sullivan, Elizabeth Romero, Michael Scott, Dave Taeyaerts, Josh Naylor, Saul Weiner, Nate Phillips, Mike Kamowski, Eric Gobel, Abbas Hyderi, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittee Reports
    • LMS Governance Board
      • The committee’s suggestions were reviewed by the board
      • A more in-depth analysis of LMS options was discussed
      • Rather than just modifying the survey, more people are trying to be incorporated into the analysis
      • The LMS will set a plan and report back to the committee
    • Instructional Technology Services and Support
      • A presentation on the status of this group was shared
      • A meeting with TechStarter on their program took place and feedback was given
      • The slimmed down version of the submission form was shared, suggesting it be shared on the ITGC website
      • It was asked whether the form should be expanded to cover non-instructional technology requests, in which case volunteers from the other ITGC committees would be requested
      • It was asked that core IT staff be included in the review committee
      • It was suggested that the evaluation rubric be set before proceeding
      • Discussion on how to fund approved proposals
      • It was suggested to include a comparison to existing services on the rubric
      • A meeting with TechStarter will be held to get help creating the rubric and it will be brought back to the committee
      • The other committee chairs will be emailed about the proposal
    • Personal Computing Devices
      • An updated version of the proposal was shared for approval of next steps
      • Discussion on how current faculty can use SRS in their classes
      • A motion to approve renewal of licenses for another year with amendments was approved
    • Standing Reports
      • TLC
        • TLC is not ready to send a representative to the committee
        • Discussion of teaching scholars, recruitment, and how to improve communication from the TLC
        • The Basic Principles subcommittee is continuing to provide support to the TLC and will have an update for the next meeting
    • Old Business
      • Elevator Speech
        • An updated version of the elevator speech with input from the committee was presented and reviewed and feedback was given
        • The speech will be revised and sent out to the other chairs, asking to do a similar exercise with their committees
    • New Business
      • Problems with Specialized Files
        • A concern regarding shared computers on campus was voiced
        • Specialized files are being used and downloaded to campus computers rather than placed in campus-supported cloud storage solutions causing maintenance problems and difficulties for students trying to find lost files
        • It was suggested that someone from the ACCC present on the pros and cons of “roaming profiles” at the next meeting