Education Committee


Information and communication technologies offer opportunities to transform teaching and to enhance learning at an unprecedented pace. There is an onslaught of new tools and services that campuses, faculty, or students might adopt to improve their educational environment. There, too, is considerable uncertainty about which are effective, whether and when benefits outweigh costs, and how best to harness these opportunities. Learning management systems, content management systems, social media, tools to support peer-to-peer instruction, applications for mobile phones, and services that support online and blended learning all present challenges and opportunities that require expertise to assess. Decisions about when to invest in services, resources, and faculty development need to be grounded in learner-centered principles and coordinated so they are aligned with educational mission and priorities of the University. The Education Committee is charged to provide the leadership to advance student engagement and learning through information technology, faculty development and related resource allocation and infrastructure development.


  • Identify information and communication technologies  that could improve teaching efficacy, and student engagement and learning on campus.
  • Assess the benefits, the costs, and the feasibility of implementing these technologies at UIC.
  • Solicit input about teaching and learning needs from members of the faculty, the students, and department, college, and school administrations.
  • Identify best practices for the use of these technologies.
  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan that prioritizes the purchase, implementation, and operation of these technologies within the financial, personnel, and other resource allocations and constraints of the University.
  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan that prioritizes the development of skills in members of the faculty and the support staff to efficiently and effectively adopt and use these technologies in their courses and in the curriculum.
  • Develop and implement a process for evaluating the committee’s strategy for realizing its charge.


Name Dept
Susan Altfeld Public Health
Clare Ardizzone CLE
Jonathan Art COM
Cathleen Bimmerle AHS
Kelly Block SAVP for AITS/CIO
Martina Bode (Co-Chair) LAS
Amelia Brunskill Library
Kee Chan SPH
Dara Crowfoot Continuing Studies
Ramsey Donnell JMLS
John Fyfe CBA
Re-Jin Jennifer Guo Faculty Senate
Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom UIC CIO
Dave Hofman LAS
Mike Kamowski OSSS
Mary Kopale Pharmacy
Anthony Marino ACCC
Christopher Mitchell JACSW
Nathan Phillips Education
Natacha Pierre Nursing
Kim Rivas (Co-Chair) TLC
Elizabeth Romero ACCC
Michael Siciliano CUPPA
Tim Sullivan DENT
Steven Van Poucke ACCC
Cheryl Towler Weese CADA
YearChair ElectChairImmediate Past Chair
AY12Saul Weiner
AY13Saul Weiner
AY14Saul Weiner
AY15Valerie PraterSaul Weiner
AY16Valerie PraterSaul Weiner
AY17Michael ScottValerie Prater
AY18Michael ScottValerie Prater
AY19Michael Scott
AY20Martina Bode / Kim RivasMichael Scott